Azure AD Passwordless Authentication with Yubico FIDO2 key

Lately I got the opportunity to test the latest Identity Authentication method with Azure AD. None other than the Passwordless Authentication. I will post few related articles on FIDO2 and what it does rather than re-explaining what has already well explained by the FIDO Alliance and Microsoft. The good thing is passwordless methods can be … Continue reading Azure AD Passwordless Authentication with Yubico FIDO2 key

Cool and a Powerful feature to stop bulk accidental/ intentional deletion exports in an Azure AD Hybrid Environment

This is a hidden gem for Azure AD Sync connect configurations and I was looking for a feature like this for sometime now. Noticed this was available while trying to perform a migration of the tool to anew server and when reviewing the new confit before commuting. There can be many reasons for this kind … Continue reading Cool and a Powerful feature to stop bulk accidental/ intentional deletion exports in an Azure AD Hybrid Environment

Effective use of Azure AD Administrative Units [Azure AD AUs]

I look at the Azure AD portal with curiosity to see what are the new features and then want to play around with them to better understand it’s usage. This is not a latest feature, but it’s out of the preview mode and this is me writing the effective use of Azure AD AUs. How … Continue reading Effective use of Azure AD Administrative Units [Azure AD AUs]

Preparing workstations for the Cloud Journey with Hybrid Azure AD Join – Part 2: Add the devices to Intune

Part 1: Preparing workstations for the Cloud Journey with Hybrid Azure AD Join Now that we have add the existing computers to Azure AD in the Hybrid Join mode, there are few more steps that needs to be completed before adding it as an Intune managed device. Just the tip of the iceberg This part … Continue reading Preparing workstations for the Cloud Journey with Hybrid Azure AD Join – Part 2: Add the devices to Intune

My review on Outlook Spaces AKA Project Moca

While I was navigating through my personal Outlook (Hotmail) recently, I've noticed a new icon has emerged from the side and I had to look what that is. That was Project Moca or Outlook Spaces. A common ground to manage a project, brain storm or gather information on a canvas and collaborate Microsoft 365 Announcement … Continue reading My review on Outlook Spaces AKA Project Moca

How to federate Google (Gmail) accounts with Azure AD to access resources without a Microsoft account

My DIY project for this weekend is to try and implement a method to set Google as an identity provider for Azure AD resource access requirements. If someone can access apps or services on a different platform without having to create an account of the resource owner's end, that makes lives more easier and simply … Continue reading How to federate Google (Gmail) accounts with Azure AD to access resources without a Microsoft account

Microsoft 365 Groups Cheat Sheet

This is my compilation of the something out of everything you need to know about the M365 Groups. Over the course of time Microsoft brought different types of groups to manage users and computers. In all those scenarios, the group was capable of performing one task or 2 maximum.Act as a Security Group or an … Continue reading Microsoft 365 Groups Cheat Sheet

A Step-by Step Guide to a PST Free Environment

Limited mailbox size due to limited mailbox database size due to on-premises server's disk space due to the number of users. Sound familiar?On-premises Exchange servers always dictates the server disk space and that always comes down to proper user profiling and limiting the per user mailbox capacities. Result of this? Archive the emails in to … Continue reading A Step-by Step Guide to a PST Free Environment

Azure AD User Automation For Better Identity And Access Management

Why automate such a workload? Few reasons though Better Identity and access managementNot having to update too many locations for these type of requestsMeet demands/ less stress on the frontline IT This is the age of automation and everyone is in the automation bandwagon to automate the tech workloads in the cloud or on-premises. If … Continue reading Azure AD User Automation For Better Identity And Access Management

Preparing workstations for the Cloud Journey with Hybrid Azure AD Join

In almost all the cases, the organization is not in a position to get away from the local domain as its tightly connected with other services that are running on-premises and maintaining the on-premises identity is vital. Further, you have the on-premises domain and the workstations are joined to it, GPOs being pushed across and … Continue reading Preparing workstations for the Cloud Journey with Hybrid Azure AD Join

Blocking Basic Auth – Personal Thoughts

Sometime a go I wrote on How to Disable Basic auth to make way to Modern Authentication. The procedure is manageable and with a bit of effort, you can achieve it with less or no noise in your Organization. Either you block Basic Auth via an Azure AD Conditional Access policy or creating an EXO … Continue reading Blocking Basic Auth – Personal Thoughts

Microsoft is retiring Basic Authentication, because Modern Authentication is here to stay!

Microsoft have announced that they will retire the Basic Authentication method from Office 365 Exchange Online and make Modern Authentication method the standard way of authenticating going forward.There are continues updates in the M365 Admin Center messages and what admins need to do to prepare for the change. Companies now have to prepare for the … Continue reading Microsoft is retiring Basic Authentication, because Modern Authentication is here to stay!

How to Extract Organization Hierarchy from Office 365 and represent in MS Visio Org Charts

While the Office apps are capable of showing the reporting structure of the staff, if you need to extract that data into a Visio Diagram, that's easy and just few click away. Pre-requisites If you are in a Hybrid Environment, the Manager field of the On-prem AD account should be pre-populatedIf you are in a … Continue reading How to Extract Organization Hierarchy from Office 365 and represent in MS Visio Org Charts

Known Folder Move With OneDrive for Business

As Microsoft 365 evolves, to store user data and sync them easily across the devices, apply security, collaborate easily, OneDrive for Business (ODB) is the way. This article explains some basic operations you can perform to manage ODB drives in your tenant. This is my approach on making OneDrive for Business to replace user's traditional … Continue reading Known Folder Move With OneDrive for Business

Search and Destroy by using Office 365 Security and Compliance Center with Powershell Commands

What if your users' mailbox got compromised and it was used to send few hundred emails out to internal staff and external addresses with an attachment and you don't have ATP (E5) licenses or any other 3rd party solution to avert the damage being further happening? - INVOICE.pdf - Your password has been expired, please … Continue reading Search and Destroy by using Office 365 Security and Compliance Center with Powershell Commands

Stop MS Teams Auto Starting

Teams installation with no auto start switch has issues in many levels where it’s not honoring the switch. Even though it installs and won’t auto launch for the first time, when the user logs off and log back in, it auto launches and creating the below registry key in the HKEY User hive.  Location: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run String … Continue reading Stop MS Teams Auto Starting