Introduction: Email Phishing Protection Guide – Enhancing Your Organization’s Security Posture

The Email Phishing Protection Guide is a multi-part blog series written to walk you through the setup of many security focused features you may already own in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Azure. By implementing some or all of these items, an organization will increase their security posture …

Ways to Learn New Microsoft Technology and Stay Current

In the many Microsoft Partner and customer meetings I am in each week, I am often demonstrating and telling stories about how Microsoft technologies can enhance our personal and professional lives. With the latest Microsoft cloud applications I focus on, I find many people are intrigued by the truly unique …

Phishing Examples for the Microsoft Office 365 Attack Simulator – Part Three

This is the third post of a multi-part blog with examples to use as part of a phishing simulation in the new Microsoft Office 365 Attack Simulator tool. For background information on the tool and this blog series, click on Part One below. Phishing Examples for the Microsoft Office 365 …

Phishing Examples for the Microsoft Office 365 Attack Simulator – Part Two

Examples of Phishing Emails for the Microsoft Office 365 Attack Simulator – Part Two This is the second post of a multi-part blog with examples to use as part of a phishing simulation in the new Microsoft Office 365 Attack Simulator. For background information on the tool and this blog …

Phishing Examples for the Microsoft Office 365 Attack Simulator – Part One

Why would you want to simulate a phishing attack on your own organization? Email hygiene filters work wonders, effectively identifying and blocking a substantial portion of email sent across the global Internet as SPAM or containing malicious content. Even with such a high rate of filtering success, as in life …

Part 3: Planning a Migration from Avaya to Microsoft Skype for Business or Teams

I recently published a blog about planning a migration from an Avaya PBX to Microsoft Skype for Business on-premises and/or in Office 365. In that blog, I referenced several newly certified and very feature rich migration tools now available to streamline migrations from a variety of legacy TDM and IP-PBX …

Part 2: Planning a Migration from Avaya to Microsoft Skype for Business or Teams

I recently published a blog about planning a migration from an Avaya PBX to Microsoft Skype for Business on-premises and/or in Office 365. In that blog, I referenced several newly certified and very feature rich migration tools now available to streamline migrations from a variety of legacy IP-PBX environments to …

Skype for Business Phone Deployment and Management Tools

As you plan your migration to Skype for Business from a legacy PBX, one of the areas to research and plan are end user voice devices. This involves deciding how many desk phones and headsets to purchase, what features are required, which manufacturer, what models, etc. A question often over …

Part 1: Planning a Migration From Avaya to Skype for Business

At a recent Microsoft Ignite 2017 session about migrating to Skype for Business, a show of hands in the audience was requested for attendees who are planning to move from Avaya to Skype for Business. Of the several hundred attendees, more than 75% of the hands were raised. As I …

Microsoft Ignite 2017: Common Questions About Microsoft Teams

I work in the One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization at Microsoft where I work with many customers and Microsoft Partners to help answer deep technical questions, review technical designs, and ensure successful implementations of Office 365 products. As part of this role, I recently worked at the Expo area for …