M365 Records Management Guide for Altaro

Another recent post for Altaro went live on Christmas day.

This one covers Records Management in Microsoft 365, understanding the data you have (in the cloud and on-premises), the amount of sensitive data you have, how to protect it with Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention and Retention policies.

Finally you can see where Records Management comes into the picture and how to use it to manage particular types of documents in your organization (signed contracts, completed product specifications and the like).

Read it here.

Enjoy. And thanks for reading.

Cross Region Restore CRR for VMs for Altaro

In the lead up to Christmas I had a couple of my blog posts go live over at Altaro.com.

The first one covers Cross Region Restore (CRR) for VMs that you back up in one Azure region and you can then restore in another region (for testing purposes or in case of an outage). Previously you had to wait for Microsoft to declare an outage in the primary region before you could do the restore.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Secure Your Apps and Data with Azure Active Directory for Altaro

The second half of my Azure AD article series for Altaro is now online. In this article I’m talking about OAuth applications, their risks and mitigations in AAD and using Cloud App Security etc.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Migrating from the cloud for 4Sysops

There’s a trend today – my articles are being published online! I think today is the most I’ve ever had, three in one day.

Anyway, I’ve got an article up at 4sysops, this one deals with a project I did recently for a client, migrating them from Office 365 / Exchange Online back to an Exchange 2013 on-premises server. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading Smile

Nested virtualization in Azure for virtualizationreview.com

My second column is now up at virtualizationreview.com, following on from the first one I look at using nested virtualization in Azure to host a training VM for a Microsoft training course. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thank you for your time and interest in reading this article.

Office 365 Admin MFA for 4Sysops

I have a series of four posts for 4Sysops covering Office 365 Secure Score – how to improve the security of your O365 tenant. This first post covers what Secure Score is and how to enable Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) for your administrators in Office 365. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.