What is Azure Active Directory?

by Russell Smith

In today's Ask the Admin, I'll explain what Azure Active Directory is and how is works compared to Windows Server Active Directory. You've probably heard of Azure Active Directory (AAD) even if you don't know how it differs from Active Directory in Windows Server. Azure AD is a multi-tenant cloud-based directory and identity management service… Read More

Microsoft Looks to Improve Azure Active Directory Compliance and Security Breach Prevention

by Russell Smith

Microsoft recently announced that it acquired CloudKnox Security, a security management solution for businesses that use more than one cloud service provider. CloudKnox says that its solutions help IT departments "granular visibility, actionable insights, and control of machine and human identities with excessive high-risk privileges." Joy Chik, who is corporate vice president for Microsoft Identity,… Read More

Analyzing Azure Active Directory Sign-In Data with PowerShell

with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

AzureADPreview Module Gives Insight into Sign-in Data The Azure Active Directory PowerShell module (now renamed the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph module) comes in two versions. The general availability version is intended for production while the preview version (AzureADPreview) contains the cmdlets from the general availability version plus some new cmdlets under development group.… Read More

External Sharing and Guest User Access in Microsoft 365 and Teams

This eBook will dive into policy considerations you need to make when creating and managing guest user access to your Teams network, as well as the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

You will learn:

  • Who should be allowed to be invited as a guest?
  • What type of guests should be able to access files in SharePoint and OneDrive?
  • How should guests be offboarded?
  • How should you determine who has access to sensitive information in your environment?

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