Modern Authentication in Microsoft 365 Key to Improved Security

In February 2021, Microsoft announced an updated schedule for removing support for basic authentication. That is, in the second half of 2021 modern authentication will become the access method for Office apps. While Microsoft has granted customers additional time to implement the change, organizations need to prepare now. The process of implementing modern authentication methods and disabling basic authentication can prove complex. Various versions of Office handle authentication differently. Additionally, while challenges with application and protocol support have eased, mobile apps still give some trouble. And organizations need to avoid a key security risk. Modern Authentication vs. Basic Authentication First,…

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Regain Control of the Cloud with Microsoft Cloud App Security

Migrating to the cloud strengthens organizations by powering remote work and increasing collaboration. However, with these advantages come additional challenges as companies work to balance data accessibility with data security. Microsoft Cloud App Security helps businesses harness the value of cloud computing while safeguarding critical digital resources. Visibility, Protection, and Compliance with Microsoft Cloud App Security As a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Microsoft Cloud App Security sits between cloud services providers and the users of those services. In this role, it acts to enforce the organization’s security policies. For instance, a CASB may enforce a policy that prohibits sharing…

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Multi-cultural Fashion Company Enhances Communication with Microsoft Teams

Multi-cultural Fashion Company Enhances Communication with Microsoft Teams Harish Damwani, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, LoveShackFancy Embracing unabashed femininity and strength, LoveShackFancy (LSF) was founded by Creative Director Rebecca Hessel Cohen while immersed in an editorial fashion career. Born and raised in Manhattan and a lover of vintage, LoveShackFancy is an extension of Rebecca’s world with a collection of fanciful silk dresses rooted in travel. According to Harish Damwani, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, LSF employs fashion specialists and supporting staff from all walks of life, with a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. “LSF is multi-cultural, multi-race, and non-discrimination,”…

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Fortune Footwear Shrinks the World with Microsoft 365 and Teams

Fortune Footwear Shrinks the World with Microsoft 365 and Teams “Microsoft Teams provides us with an easy way to keep communication and best practice together where all levels of the organization can be part of the dialogue. The staff in China now feels like they are part of the team.” Maureen Graham, Director of Operations, Fortune Footwear Background Private Label Footwear Fortune Footwear Inc. (Fortune) is a private label women’s footwear and handbag sourcing, design, and distribution company with headquarters in New York City. The company strives to deliver innovative styles at the right price and provide the highest level…

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Microsoft 365 vs Google Workspace; Which Will Power your Teams?

The software you choose to power your teams will affect nearly every aspect of the workday, from online meetings to document creation and email. Naturally, Microsoft and Google dominate the landscape, both offering a variety of solutions for business. In the Microsoft 365 vs Google Workspace (formerly G-Suites) battle, which option will deliver for you? On the surface, Microsoft and Google offer similar options. Both provide email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation capabilities. Both deliver the ability to connect through video conferencing and chat, to take notes and store documents. But a closer look reveals differing approaches. Microsoft builds on…

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Survey reveals customers crave digital experiences

More than ever before, customers want to interact digitally with businesses in the same way as they do with friends and family; through social media and mobile devices. These insights are revealed through a recent Microsoft survey of over 1,000 U.S. consumers that uncovered shifts in the ways customers want to hear from businesses. Given that the ability to acquire and retain customers is perhaps the single most important factor for small business success, it’s critical that business owners can deliver on these digital experiences. Below are key ideas to keep in mind when implementing digital experiences into your business….

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Introducing the COVID-19 New Normal Office Productivity

Many businesses need to make up for ongoing COVID-19 crisis financial losses. Thus, the new normal office productivity must improve. Wouldn’t it be great to balance out some of the revenue lost during the pandemic with one or more surprisingly simple productivity enhancements? In a previous post, we briefly listed several improvements business leaders could make to increase productivity when workers return. Implementing those changes while the office is close to empty makes perfect sense. So, consider these productivity boosters, ranging from easy and affordable to bold and exciting. Cameras for Desktop Computers Because they come so equipped, many workers…

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Collaborate with Exceptional Security and Privacy Using Microsoft 365 for Remote Work

Three years ago, Microsoft launched Teams, a powerful component of Office 365 (now Microsoft 365), ushering in the next phase of cloud-based collaboration. Now, with the majority of employees working from home, the service and providers that support Microsoft 365 prove more essential than ever. Organizations around the world depend on Microsoft 365 for remote work. They tap into its robust and secure options for online meetings and collaboration. Feature-Rich Video Conferencing Online meetings help to bridge the gap created by social distancing, bringing team members into a virtual conference room. Because much of communication depends on nonverbal cues, video…

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