Office 365 Labels vs Label Policies

This is a quick post outlining the distinction between Office 365 labels and label policies. While the screenshots are from Sensitivity labels and label policies, the basic concept applies to compliance labels and label policies as well. In the following screenshot, I have seven Sensitivity labels defined. Remember Sensitivity labels describe and prescribe how labeled … Continue reading “Office 365 Labels vs Label Policies”

Microsoft Compliance Score

Microsoft 365 now includes Compliance Score (in Preview a/o November 2019). Like Secure Score, Compliance Score gives your organization a defined metric against which to measure how well its controls meet various requirements for data compliance. Here is an overview of what Compliance Score is, with a bit of a dive into a specific example … Continue reading “Microsoft Compliance Score”

Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 4

Thursday. As the week wore into progressively deeper-dive sessions, I watched some livestreams on new features in Teams, as well recaps of the new Compliance Center and Compliance Score. In my current role, we’re all very excited about the Service Trust Portal, and you can expect some more posts about that. Microsoft continues to push … Continue reading “Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 4”

Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 3

Hump Day was largely about Iaas-based technologies and incremental improvements – sessions on using search and classification capabilities to de-duplicate date, manage cybersecurity risks, along with improvements to .NET for developers. If there was one theme, it was “secure your data”, whether through threat protection, data governance, or identity management. You can find a complete … Continue reading “Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 3”

Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 2

Presumably because they know information will leak fast, it seems like all the big news for Ignite came out on Day 1. Yesterday’s sessions were very much on the develop side of the Microsoft community, with a new Visual Studio Online leading the way alongside new Microsoft Graph integrations. One low-profile announcement that caught my … Continue reading “Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 2”

Service Trust Portal & Compliance Manager

Start Addressing your Compliance Assessment Needs with Service Trust Portal and Compliance Manager Tools. Co-authored with Ryan Sturm of GetSecureAndCompliant and John Wagner. Microsoft offers its customers many amazing tools to help them in their security and compliance efforts.  This article will cover the information available in the Service Trust Portal and the capabilities in … Continue reading “Service Trust Portal & Compliance Manager”

AZCopy, New and Old

In the course of setting up an Advanced eDiscovery demo, I made a discovery of my own: major differences between two versions of Microsoft’s AZCopy utility. Special thanks to my colleague RS for setting me straight and providing some screenshots. While I came across this in Advanced eDiscovery, I’m going to save details on that … Continue reading “AZCopy, New and Old”

Understanding Microsoft Teams

For most of the past two years, my Office 365 conversations with clients have focused in whole or in part on understanding Microsoft Teams. Teams is Microsoft’s latest collaboration service, and is in fact built on older collaboration services in Office 365. What makes Teams such a challenge to explain and understand is that your … Continue reading “Understanding Microsoft Teams”