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Microsoft Office 365 – Security Features

Moving to Microsoft office 365 is a big step for any organization. There are a number of benefits to making the switch including accessibility, cost and maintenance. Along with these, there are also numerous security and privacy features. Here’s a brief overview of a few of these features:

1.       Anti-spam and anti-malware protection: Office 365 has built-in malware and spam filtering capabilities that help protect inbound and outbound email messages from malicious software and help protect you from spam.

Two Factor Authentication – Why You Need It!

Before getting into the "how" of this topic I have three words that could save you from an enormous digital fiasco... TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION.

Most of us likely take online security and privacy too lightly. Think about the types of information in your digital footprint; bank account information, credit card account data, online access to your 401k, Facebook, Twitter the list goes on and on.

MSCRM 2015 Field-Level Security

With security becoming more and more important with online data, securing your data within your system is also very important. We all need to keep the bad guys out of the system, but we also need to keep our users from accessing sensitive data as well.

In MSCRM, you can hide fields from forms and remove them from selection filters, but if you have any skills with MSCRM, you can find a way to get the data out if you have read access to an entity.

When is a Hybrid Cloud/On-Premises Network a Good Idea? Maybe Always?

I work with clients who are ooooed and aaaahed by "The Cloud!"  Apparently, it is the place to go... the only place to be.  BUT- a small voice in my head (the voice of the network designer in me) says... well... let's look at that a bit more closely.

Assuming that almost every business out there has some kind of a server/client application with a hefty database that needs a server to call home and a bunch of local users running a PC application software (a la Quick Books, HR, or AutoCAD) that need to access that data, the cloud is not right for that kind of system.

Microsoft Outlook App for iPhone: Office 365

With the advance of office 365 into the corporate world, and the marketplace dominance of the iPhone, the two are bound to meet. Up until recently when faced with assisting business users with adding their office 365 email onto their iPhone, I would go through the tried and true method of adding the exchange account through the email settings.