Stephanie Kahlam

Office 365 and SMB.

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Azure MFA using hardware tokens

MFA (Multi factor authentication) What is it? Something you know – password Something you have – phone or token Something you are – biometrics (fingerprint, face scan) What? MFA is all the rage these days, and so it should be. It allows users to add multiple layers of security to protect their identity, their assets …

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Where is Microsoft Forms data stored?

Microsoft Forms data is stored in servers in the United States. “Location of Customer Data at Rest for Core Online Services” How might this affect you? You might assume, for example, that if your Office 365 tenancy is in Canada that all your data resides in Canada as well. This, however, is not the case. …

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Set up MFA with Conditional Access

Setting up Multi Factor Authentication for your users in Azure AD has honestly never been easier. Bit of a shocker but it’s true! The process guides your users through a series of steps that require them to register their security info and choose an authentication method. The process can take less than 5mins. And they …

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Outlook Web Access ‘Contacts’ not working

This is a strange and ‘under documented’ issue that causes the ‘People’ feature (aka Contacts) in Outlook Web Access to not work. You are unable to create new contacts nor are you able to view info for existing contacts. There is a solution and there is a reason but it is buried in a small …

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Remove Personal OneDrive from Quick Launch

There’s only 1 OneDrive but if you have a Microsoft Business account it will appear twice in your Windows Quick Launch. Once as your “business” OneDrive which is appended with your company name and a second time as your “personal” OneDrive. This can often provide confusion to end users and I find that it is …

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Conditional Access and Location Restrictions in Azure AD

Steps to Set Up Conditional Access to Named Locations What? You need/want to tighten security and protect your company data.  So What? Perhaps you see suspicious sign-ins reported in Azure and/or your users work remotely and sign in from External (unknown) IP’s.  You need to add some security to isolate data access locations without causing …

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Microsoft Teams for Education During Covid-19

Schools are closed but Education doesn’t have to stop. Microsoft Teams for Education makes it possible to continue learning remotely during this Global “Social Distancing” time. With Teams for Education your Teachers will be able to: Conduct online classes and lectures with all their students Conduct online meetings with students groups or anyone via their …

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How To Pin an Application To Microsoft Teams Navigation Menu

What is a “Pinned Application”? “Pinned Applications” in Teams appear in the Navigation Menu. The purpose of this post is to outline the process of “Pinning” applications. This is accomplished by using the Teams Apps Permission and Setup Policies from the Teams Admin portal. Why Would I Want to “Pin” an Application in Teams? Your …

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Microsoft Teams: My Typical Morning

In the Modern Workplace there can be a lot of new gadgets, widgets, apps and tools. I’ve tried many, I’ve liked many but not as much as I “Love” Microsoft Teams! My Typical Work Day Morning I get to work and I get coffee (this is a must for so many reasons) I sit down …

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Microsoft Teams – My Favorite Top 5 Features

#5 – Location, Location, Location I can be anywhere, literally, and still connect to my colleagues with Teams. I can choose from my mobile phone app if I am on the go or I can connect to the Teams online web app from any location/device that has internet access. #4 – One Window, No More …

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