Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 provides a way to configure access restriction policies. Office 365 & Exchange Online customers using Single Sign-On (SSO) who require these policies can now use Client Access Policy rules to restrict access based on the location of the computer or device that is making the request and prevent access […]

Export only your calendar items from Outlook to an OLM file, call it Outlook

If you’re an Apple Macintosh user and you want to migrate and synchronise your Outlook 2011 for Mac or Outlook 2016 for Mac data to Office 365 Exchange Online it’s not all that easy. Outlook for Mac will only export an OLM file, which can’t be transported to Azure in order to use the data […]

Office 365 & Exchange Online Password PowerShell Commands

The Admin Centres for Office 365 and for Exchange Online are great for simple and singular tasks regarding password management and policy, however, if you wish to carry wider tasks or bulk user management PowerShell is the best option. You can manage multiple domains simultaneously, or script the commands to include a CSV file of as […]

Office 365 Password Expiry Admin Centre

In Office 365 and Exchange Online the simplest and easiest place to change the expiry term for passwords is in the Admin Centre. The expiry term is set at 90 days by default, with a default 14 day notice prior to the expiry. You can also disable password expiry, however as always, this is not […]

Microsoft UK Data Centres

Data security, and the location of your data in UK data centres, is important to you. Office 365 and Azure are now delivered from UK data centres, a significant milestone, both for Microsoft and for Cloud services in the UK. On the 7th September 2016 Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 365 and Azure […]

Microsoft Azure has taken a major step ahead of its rival cloud platforms with its continued commitment to security in the form of ISO 27017 cloud security certification. Achieving compliance with the ISO27017 cloud security certificate dictated that Microsoft had to adhere to 44 different cloud risk and threat model controls. With these additional security […]

Office 365 Single Sign-On

Office 365 SSO: The secure configuration of this cloud-hosted service aligns with government’s guidance on implementing the Cloud Security Principles. You can find out more regarding implementation of Federation in order to Restrict Access to Office 365. 1. What is Office 365 SSO (Single Sign-On)? A Microsoft Online user usually signs in using the username and […]

At the risk of this becoming another rant, I’ll keep it brief. Many organisations and leaders of organisations bang on and on about how great they are. Some are even right to do so. But from my experience what an organisation says about themselves tends to only contain the good news, especially where organisations, due […]

Funnily enough I’m asked this question more and more frequently, “Which is better, Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?”. Other cloud collaboration & communication services are available, however, this is my opinion and not an all encompassing review of the services. My immediate answer is always, “Office 365”. Bear with me here and I’ll try […]

Open Office 365 reports from directly in Excel and get your Exchange Online reporting! Predefined reports in the Office 365 Admin Portal are fine for overview, however, if you require more granularity then Office 365 reporting has to be performed via PowerShell or some other development language to access the Office 365 Exchange Online reporting […]