Branding your Microsoft 365 tenant

Branding is great way to improve the visual look and feel during the login experience but may also help mitigate phishing compromises in a small way by providing uniqueness. It only takes a few moments to brand your tenant and branding will also start showing up in a number of different areas when you use Microsoft 365 services.

This video takes you through that process and shows you how easy it is to set up. a link to the video is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFXzmlypyDM

and the article mentioned in the video is here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/customize-branding

Conditional Access with Microsoft 365

One of the easy ways to protect your environment is to implement Conditional Access which is included with all Microsoft 365 plans. Otherwise, you can add Azure AD P1 to your environment to get this functionality.

This video will take you through the basics of setting up a Conditional Access including how to block access based on location. You’ll see how to create a Named Location, a Conditional Access policy and what it looks like when it is actually applied to a user.

A direct link for the video can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcYaRaNqYe4

Need to Know podcast–Episode 233

FAQ podcasts are shorter and more focused on a particular topic. In this episode I’ll talk about Azure Sentinel.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2019

Take a listen and let us know what you think – feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen directly to this episode at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-233-azure-sentinel/

Subscribe via iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show.

Resources

Azure Sentinel

Need to Know podcast–Episode 232

No interview this episode only news with Brenton and myself. Been a little while since we have chatted so a few things to cover off in the Microsoft Cloud and in general.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2019

take a listen and let us know what you think – feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen directly to this episode at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-232-updates/

Subscribe via iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show.

Resources

@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Brenton’s Adoption Podcast

What’s new with Microsoft 365 February 2020

Forms Activity Reports

Staying on top of Office 365 updates

Update to Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft’s New Cloud printing service

Detect workplace harassment

Our commitment to customer during COVID-19

Full Azure AD P1 is coming to Microsoft 365 Business

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One of the frustrating things about Microsoft 365 Business was that it didn’t include the full Azure AD P1 feature set. It had about 80%. This unfortunately created a lot of confusion for people to know exactly was and was not included. For example, Dynamic Groups WAS part of Azure AD P1 but NOT part of Microsoft 365 Business.

That was until now! Per the above Message Center notification, Microsoft 365 Business will receive the full Azure AD P1 from April 2020! Seems like all of us (including Alex Fields, got our Christmas wish)

Thanks Microsoft, that’s going to make things much easier.

Why is there no data in my Azure Sentinel?

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If you find that no data is flowing into your Azure Sentinel workspace then check the data connectors as shown above. You should see that the Data types are connected and actual events are appearing.

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If you actually Open connector page you should firstly see that the data source is connected (in the top right). In the lower left you should see the connected sources as well as the log counts. However, if you see no data then the most likely cause is that you have not completed the Configuration settings (here selecting Exchange and SharePoint option).

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Another way to check is to select the Logs option on the left menu and then run an ad hoc query against some of the data sources as shown above. that should produce some low level logs that confirm data is being ingested.

Azure Sentinel Data Connectors have different configurations, so if you are not seeing any data inside Sentinel, check that you have all the configuration options enabled and connected inside each connector.

Techwerks 11–Melbourne 8th May 2020

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We will be back in Melbourne for  Techwerks 11 on Friday the 8th of May 2020. The course is limited to 20 people and you can sign up and reserve your place now! You reserve a place by completing this form:

http://bit.ly/ciaopsroi

or  sending me an email (director@ciaops.com) expressing your interest.

The content of these all day face to face workshops is driven by the attendees. That means we cover exactly what people want to see and focus on doing hands on, real world scenarios. Attendees can vote on topics they’d like to see covered prior to the day and we continue to target exactly what the small group of attendees wants to see. Thus, this is an excellent way to get really deep into the technology and have all the questions you’ve been dying to know answered. Typically, the event produces a number of best practice take aways for each attendee. So far, the greatest votes are for deeper dives into the Microsoft Cloud including Microsoft 365, Azure, Intune, Defender ATP, security such as Azure Sentinel and PowerShell configuration and scripts, with a focus on enabling the technology in SMB businesses.

Recent testimonial – “I just wanted to say a big thank you to Robert for the Brisbane Techworks day. It is such a good format with each attendee asking what matters them and the whole interactive nature of the day. So much better than death by PowerPoint.” – Mike H.

The cost to attend is:

Gold Enterprise Patron = Free

Gold Patron = $33 inc GST

Silver Patron = $99 inc GST

Bronze Patron = $176 inc GST

Non Patron = $399 inc GST

I hope to see you there.