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Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

******************** This is a guest blog post by Lee Mather ********************

Day Two

After recharging the batteries, we had another early start for day and had as many sessions packed in as possible. I will try to provide a summary of key takeaways for each session. Please let me know if you would like any further detail as I’m happy to discuss.

Session 1: Overview: Modern Windows 10 and Office ProPlus management with Enterprise Mobility + Security

This session focused on moving to a modern management for Windows and went into more detail than the session I attended on day 1. The main highlights were:

· Simplify deployment and device management with Intune and Windows Autopilot. Microsoft’s vision is for laptops and PCs to be as easy to setup as mobile phones. Microsoft 365 powered devices will benefit from the following

o Intelligent Security

o Easy deployment

o Always up to date

o Proactive insights with Windows Analytics


· A couple of slides which highlight the difference between traditional IT and modern IT



· There are a few paths to transition to modern management which has been expanded by the introduction of co-management. Co-management should be released by the end of the 2017 calendar year


Session 2: Simplify hybrid cloud protection with Microsoft Azure Security Centre

The second session of the day focused on hybrid cloud protection with Microsoft Azure Security Centre. As I mentioned this in the summary of day one, I will only highlight the features.

· Hybrid Cloud Support – This allows a unified security centre for Azure workloads as well as workloads running on-premises and in other clouds. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2fT0ie3

· Just In Time Access – This allows administrators to lock down ports such as RDP and to allow access when required. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2y2WgWH

· Adaptive Application Controls – This allows you to define a set of applications which can run on your VMs which helps in the fight against malware. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2fVIjnb

· Azure Security Centre will soon include Windows Defender ATP detections. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2fT0ie3

· An interactive threat intelligence map has been added to the Azure Security Centre for visualisations. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2y2DU8g

· An investigation dashboard is currently in preview which will correlate all relevant data with any involved entities. You will be able to navigate between entities by clicking through the graph and providing information. Additional information is available here http://bit.ly/2fUzmdS

Session 3: What’s new with Microsoft Exchange Online Public Folders

This was a 30-minute session to highlight some of the new features in Exchange Online Public folders. The main takeaway for me was the migration of public folders to Office 365 Groups. This migration approach is supported for Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 and Exchange Online. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2y2wbqJ

Session 4: Office 365 Security and Compliance Overview

The session focused on the following key areas of Office 365 security:

· Threat Protection

· Information Protection

· Security Management

· Compliance Management


The main takeaways and areas of interest for this session were:

· ATP has expanded to SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams



· Safe Links will now show the original URL when a user hovers over the link

· Safe Links will now apply to internal and external email

· Safe Attachments now have a preview feature enabled to allow a user to view a document online whilst it’s being scanned. Scanning time has also been greatly reduced over the last year

· SharePoint malware will be reported in the Threat Management portal

· New updates being rolled out to Office 365 Threat Intelligence

o Threat Tracker

o Threat Explorer

o Remediation capabilities

o Attack Simulator – Admins will have the ability to simulate different threat scenarios to gain an understanding of how users behave in the event of a real attack



· Single interface for creating protection labels is on the way


· New reporting capabilities being rolled out to the Office 365 Security and Compliance Centre

· New Compliance Manager should be in Public preview later this year. Additional information can be found here http://bit.ly/2fVIm2l


Additional information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2y2AimT

Session 5: Learn about the Microsoft global network and best practices for optimizing Office 365 connectivity

This was a great session that looked at the Microsoft network and as the title suggests, provided best practise tips. The main takeaways for the sessions were as follows:

· Avoid proxy servers when connecting to Office 365

· Review Office 365 IPs regularly and update firewalls if required

· Ensure your traffic is routing to the Microsoft network in as few hops as possible


· Network performance requirements for Skype for Business and how to test your network using the Skype for Business tool – http://bit.ly/2fVPzj0



· Skype for Business is the most sensitive to network performance and requires additional ports for best user experience


· Some interesting facts regarding the Microsoft network


Session 6: Yammer’s roadmap for enhanced integration, security and compliance

This was a breakout session that only last 45 minutes. The main takeaways were:

· Local data residency preview Q4 2017

o Existing customer H2 2018

· GDPR compliance by Q1 2018

· Yammer will soon be added to eDiscovery in the Office 365 Security and Compliance Centre

· DLP policy tips will be rolling out to Yammer in 2018

· SharePoint Group integration


That concluded another busy day at Ignite!

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