Azure AD and Password Synchronization

There is always a big discussion about how safe it is to synchronize a “password” to the Microsoft cloud – Azure AD.

First of all, passwords are never synchronized to the cloud. Actually, the result of the 1000th iteration of the HMAS-SHA256 hashing function is being synchronized to the cloud. Read the rest

No DKIM Keys Saved for This Domain

DKIM will be more and more important in the future for authenticating legitimate e-mails. For this reason, I like to enable DKIM for all my domains in Office 365 tenants where DKIM is really easy to enable.

In Exchange Online console we can find DKIM under Protection -DKIM where we can usually see the option “Enable”. Read the rest

Microsoft Authenticator App Lock

Microsoft MFA has become a popular way of protecting access to Office 365 and Azure services. You can also use it to protect access to Facebook and other web services.

For additional security the latest version of Microsoft Authenticator allows you to require verification every time you run the app on your iOS device. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 5

In my previous articles I described how to use PowerShell to manage various Office 365 services. But we sometimes also need to plan our scripts to run on a schedule. In this scenario, a problem is encountered – how can we safely store passwords for administrative accounts and run scripts with the help of Task Scheduler. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 4

In my previous article I wrote about connecting to and managing Exchange Online. In this article, I will finally write about my specialty – SharePoint and SharePoint Online. As usual, SharePoint is a bit of a story of its own when it comes to Office and Server products. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 3

In the previous article, we took a look at how we can use PowerShell to connect to Skype for Business Online. In this article, we will continue with connecting and managing other services in the Microsoft cloud. Namely, we will be talking about Exchange Online. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 2

In the previous article of this series, I described how to prepare our environment with all the necessary software needed to connect to Office 365. We installed the following software:

  • Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant
  • Azure Active Directory Connect
  • Azure Active Directory PowerShell

After successfully installing, we connected to the cloud services using the following command:

Connect-MsolService -Credential (Get-Credential)

After that, we ran a few more commands to confirm that the PowerShell commands are being ran and executed. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 1

Lately, we have been doing a lot of migrations to Office 365. That’s why I decided to post a series of articles on the topic of managing our Office 365 environment using PowerShell scripts. To do this, we must approach each of the services a bit differently and it also requires some preparation, like additional software. Read the rest