Last Update: Aug 22, 2023
If you have Office 365 E5 licenses, your mailboxes generate MailItemsAccessed events. These events are stored in the Office 365 audit log and can be used for investigating potentially compromised mailboxes. Useful information is in the audit events, but some processing is needed to extract the full benefit. Here’s how to do it with PowerShell.
Last Update: Aug 22, 2023
Many Office 365 applications now create Azure Active Directory guest accounts. What’s the best way to discover if the accounts are active and in use? This PowerShell script uses the Office 365 audit log and message trace data to figure out what guest accounts are active and outputs a CSV file for your review and analysis. Like any other PowerShell script, it can be adapted to suit your purposes.
Last Update: Aug 04, 2023
Microsoft is making some minor changes to its cloud licensing policies for specific customers that run Microsoft Office on AWS. This move comes a week after the European Commission opened an antitrust investigation of Microsoft Teams bundling with Office 365/Microsoft 365 subscriptions. In 2019, Microsoft announced new licensing terms that made it more expensive to…
Last Update: Jul 17, 2023
AzureADPreview Module Gives Insight into Sign-in Data The Azure Active Directory (recently renamed Microsoft Entra ID) 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…
Last Update: Jul 07, 2023
Exchange Online now boasts an “archive folder”, helpfully furnished to allow users to keep items they need to retain. Unless they have an archive mailbox. Or use Outlook auto-archive. It’s just a tad confusing.
Last Update: Jul 05, 2023
A new premium Azure Active Directory feature allows you to force group owners to certify that external members should have continued access. Given that Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams now both support guest users, it is wise to check on who can access what from time to time. Whether you will want to pay extra for such a feature is quite another matter!
Microsoft announced yesterday that Office 2013 reached its end of support on April 11, 2023. The company has warned that it will no longer provide security patches and technical support for the perpetual-license product. Microsoft originally released Office 2013 back in January 2013. The company dropped mainstream support for the product on April 20, 2018….
Last Update: Mar 20, 2023
Smart Information Tracking On July 28, Microsoft said that Microsoft Lists, described as a “smart information tracking app in Microsoft 365,” began rolling out to targeted release tenants with the aim of completing this phase of the deployment by the end of August. The deployment covers business customers for now, but full deployment is expected…