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Exchange Online Protection (EOP) Best Practices and Recommendations

Yes. I said it.

Someone needed to put a line in the sand and today, that person is me.  I’m going to say these are some best practices.

But of course, your mileage may vary, depending on your type of organization (users at a local bank or city government will have different threats presented to them than an engineering firm with international customers, for example). … [ Continue reading ]

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ATP: Safe Attachments, Safe Links, and Anti-Phishing Policies or “All the policies you can shake a stick at”


With the advent of scammers, spammers, phishers, and other types of baddies, and the complementary rise in anti-malware, anti-spam, domain and sender verification techniques, we’re in a perpetual cat-and-mouse game.  I’ve had several customers over the past few weeks ask me about best practices for configuring some of the Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) features.… [ Continue reading ]

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New Year, New Skills

Happy New Year, everyone!

I’m super excited to be part of of my publisher’s #NewYearNewSkills initiative.  If you’ve been curious about how to get software to help you do less of the less important stuff so you can do more of the more important stuff but weren’t sure where to start, my book “Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate” is a great place to start! … [ Continue reading ]

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Milestone!

Kind of excited to see the stats counter on my blog roll over this week, topping 1 million visits in the past year and a half since migrating from the TechNet blog platform!

Thank you for joining me! … [ Continue reading ]

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AAD Connect Phone/Fax Mappings

Yesterday, while working with my colleague Michael Anderson, I needed to investigate where a particular on-premises value was being synced in AAD.  The result is this table:

AD Property Get-MsolUser Get-AzureADUser Get-User Get-CSOnlineUser
Friendly name ldapDisplayName
Telephone number telephoneNumber PhoneNumber TelephoneNumber Phone Phone
Pager pager Pager
Mobile mobile MobilePhone Fax MobilePhone
Fax facsimileTelephoneNumber Fax FacsimileTelephoneNumber Fax Fax
IP Phone ipPhone IPPhone
Home homePhone HomePhone HomePhone
{otherMobile} {AlternateMobilePhones}
{otherIpPhone}
{otherHomePhone} {OtherHomePhone}
{otherFacsimileTelphoneNumber} {OtherFax}
{otherPager}
{otherTelephone} {OtherTelephone} {OtherTelephone}

It’s important to note that values displayed in braces { } are multivalued attributes, so if there’s something stored in one on-premises that you need or want to map to a a different attribute in Azure AD, you’ll need to either map it to another multivalued attribute or extract the value so you can write it to a single-valued string attribute. … [ Continue reading ]