SharePoint Migration Tool – Part 2

Migration with PowerShell

Introduction

In the previous article I made a brief description of this Microsoft tool that can be used to migrate on-premises data to SharePoint Online. Since the last article, there have been a couple of updates. For example, migration from SharePoint Server 2010 is now also supported. Read the rest

PowerShell Tips – NULL

This time we will take a look at how PowerShell can handle a nonexistent variable, the so called NULL value. Developers know this concept well, so here we will look at PowerShell’s approach to it. In a best case scenario, not handling or wrongly handling NULL values will cause the script to stop unexpectedly. Read the rest

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Office 365

SPF in Office 365 is checked using default policies, but messages are not blocked by default. If we want to block delivery of messages, that do not meet the SPF criteria, we can do this by changing the default settings.

When we change the SPF monitoring settings, Office 365 will deliver all e-mail, that does not meet the criteria, to quarantene. Read the rest

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

SharePoint 2019 – Part 1

On the 22nd of October a new version of SharePoint Server was released, called SharePoint 2019. Since this version has roots in SharePoint Online, it’s new features are similar to the ones we already know from the cloud.

What’s New in SharePoint 2019

As we already mentioned, SharePoint 2019 is a section of the code used in SharePoint Online. 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