INTEGRATE AZURE INFORMATION PROTECTION (AIP) INTO CLOUD APP SECURITY (MCAS)

If you use the Microsoft 365 Security platform and you have the licences to use Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), I recommend to implement Azure Information Protection (AIP) into MCAS.

Azure Information Protection allows you to label and protect your documents also in an automated way. There are two ways to do that. First: You can use the AIP labels in Azure or second, you migrate your labels to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center also called Unified Labels. Before you migrate your labels, be aware of some limitations of Unified Labels. Find a detailed overview in this article here.

First of all, assign a licence to your user to use MCAS (usually E5 or the Microsoft 365 Security Add-In) and then login to the MCAS portal. portal.cloudappsecurity.com
From there use the gear in the top right to configure or check your organization settings. They should already be filled out, as this information’s are tenant wide settings.

Navigate to Investigate and select Connected apps. On the plus sign add Office 365 as app and Connect the platform to MCAS.

Also make sure you have enabled Office 365 Auditing in the Security & Compliance portal. Browse to protection.office.com – Search – Audit Log search. If audit log is not yet enabled, enable it. It should be on by default. You can find more details regarding audit log here

Back in MCAS, under settings, select Azure Information Protection. Tick the box Automatically scan new files for AIP labels and content inspection warnings and save it.

MCAS can also inspect protected files using file policies. Grant these permissions to MCAS by activating the option in the settings.

To ignore classification labels set external to your organization, in the Cloud App Security portal, go under Settings and Azure Information Protection. Select Only scan files for Azure Information Protection classification labels and content inspection warnings from this tenant.

Now from Files page and under Investigate you can select the file you like to label. Click the three dots at the right side of the file and choose Apply classification label to apply a label.

Be aware: It takes some time to sync your labels into Cloud App Security and Cloud App Security can apply Azure Information Protection on files that are up to 50 MB.

In the next post I will show you how to apply labels in an automated way to a SharePoint library.

ENABLE MICROSOFT KAIZALA COMPLIANCE

Kaizala is a simple and secure mobile chat app for work. If you need more information about the product, navigate to the product description https://products.office.com/en/business/microsoft-kaizala.
During May 2019, Microsoft started to rollout the Kaizala admin management portal worldwide. To reach the portal, open your browser and browse to manage.kaiza.la.

If you would like to enable the complaint settings, you need to meet some pre-requisites. Those pre-requisites you can find on flowing page:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Office365/Kaizala/backup-export-org-data#prerequisites

If you check your current licences trough PowerShell, you will see that there is no Kaizala Licence assigned, even if you use Microsoft 365 licences (SPE_E3):

Connect-AzureAD
$userUPN="your admin account here"

$licensePlanList = Get-AzureADSubscribedSku

$userList = Get-AzureADUser -ObjectID $userUPN | Select -ExpandProperty AssignedLicenses | Select SkuID 

$userList | ForEach { $sku=$_.SkuId ; $licensePlanList | ForEach { If ( $sku -eq $_.ObjectId.substring($_.ObjectId.length - 36, 36) ) { Write-Host $_.SkuPartNumber } } }

Output from the script:

This results in the following error message if you try to enable the compliance for Kaizala:
Error : “Please make sure your organization has Kaizala Pro, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint licenses.”

To enable the compliance on the portal, you need a Kaizala Pro licence.
I started a trial on the page https://products.office.com/en/business/microsoft-kaizala and assigend a licence to my admin account:

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Assigend is a Kaizala Pro licence to the admin account

However, after correcting the licence for the admin account, I was able to configure the compliance settings within the Kaizala portal.

Let me know if you have similar experience or facing other issues.

SPEAKING AT EXPERTS LIVE SWITZERLAND 2019

I’m excited to be chosen as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland 2019. Experts Live Switzerland 2019 will take place on June 20 in the Workspace Welle 7 in Bern Switzerland. Experts Live Switzerland is a one-day event with 17 sessions in three parallel tracks focusing on Microsoft Cloud, Datacenter and Modern Workplace opics, with Microsoft MVPs, speakers from Microsoft and other industry experts.

I am happy to speak about Modern Workplace and how you can move from a classic or legacy deployment to a new Modern Device deployment. This will cover some Microsoft 365 features like Windows 10, Autopilot & Intune.

Check out the Experts Live Switzerland for more detailed information’s. Would be cool to see you there!

Speaking at Microsoft Tech Summit & Experts Live in Switzerland

The Microsoft community year 2019 starts very soon, also in Switzerland. In the USA the Experts Live US in Austin and the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) are just around the corner.
In the most beautiful capital of the world, Bern, interesting Microsoft community events will take place this year. I am proud to be a part of it.

Microsoft Tech Summit 2019
The Microsoft Tech Summit will take place on April 3 & 4.
The first keynote will be held by Scott Hanselmann, Partner Program Manager & Web Developer at Microsoft: The Microsoft Open Source Cinematic Universe. Also on this day, further information about the Microsoft Datacenters in Switzerland will be presented. I’m looking forward to my session on April 4th where I’ll be happy to share some tips and tricks about Microsoft 365, Autopilot and Intune! Hope to see you there!
Microsoft Tech Summit 2019

Experts Live Switzerland
A bit later this year, in June, exactly at 20th, the Experts Live Switzerland will takes place. Organized by districtUP located in Bern. The event will again take place at Welle 7 directly at the train station. I will speaking about Modern Workplace Management. The one day event and the sessions are held in German. Details will follow soon on my blog or directly under on the Experts Live webpage: www.expertslive.ch

This will be a great start into the community year 2019! So, see YOU there!

Organize a Shared Mailbox and aliases using Inbox rules

Quickly configure and manage a shared mailbox using the Outlook for the Web or PowerShell.

Since several versions of Exchange Server and Office 365 you can use shared mailboxes to provide users access to a centralized mailbox.

In this quick post I would like to show how you can easily organize incoming emails if you also have configured different aliases for the shared mailbox.

Let’s say you have a shared mailbox called info@mydomain.com and you have configured several aliases like marketing@mydomain.com and events@mydomain.com.

From there you would like to move incoming mails directly to sub folders in your info@ mailbox. In a shared mailbox this is only possible using the message header. There are two ways to achieve this goal. First using Outlook / Outlook for the web and / or PowerShell. 

CONFIGURATION with Outlook for the Web

Make sure you have the right permissions to manage the mailbox and open the shared mailbox (link to how-to).

Select Settings search for options and choose Message options – Choose your message options

  • Select Inbox and sweep rules and create a new inbox rule
  • Give a Name to the rule. Browse to When the message arrives, and or matches all of these conditions – It includes these words – in the message header – type in your alias for the mailbox (alias@mydomain.com)
  • Browse the condition Do all of the following – Move the message to a folder… Select your folder where the message should be moved to
  • If needed select Stop processing more rules and save (OK) the rule
  • The final result should look like this:

CONFIGURATION with PowerShell

First connect to Exchange Online using PowerShell. If you’re not familiar with connecting to Exchange Online using PoSh. please refer to this link.

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
$UserCredential = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session -AllowClobber

If you like to add a new alias to your mailbox, you can use the Set-Mailbox cmdlet like this command:

 Set-Mailbox "info" -EmailAddresses @{add="alias@mydomain.com"}

Use the New-InboxRule cmdlet to organize the shared mailbox by adding new rules. Make sure the subfolders exist in the mailbox:

New-InboxRule -Name ""yourAlias"@mydomain.com - Move to "YourFolderName"" -Mailbox info -HeaderContainsWords "alias@mydomain.com" -MoveToFolder ":\Inbox\YourFolderName" -StopProcessingRules $false

There are much more settings to add. Feel free to post a comment to contribute this post!

KB4464330 For Windows 10 Version 1809 Released By Microsoft

Microsoft releases KB4464330 for Windows 10 version 1809 to fix the issue that resulted in the deletion of user profile when upgrading to the OS Version 1809. After the release of Windows 10 1809 (October update), many users reported a serious issue with this update. As the users started to install the latest update, they reported that the upgrade process is wiping out their data from user profile. This included documents, pictures, and personal files along with other installed programs. After the upgrade, the data was not found and this annoyed the Windows 10 users.

The statement from Microsoft:

“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)* for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.”

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4464619/windows-10-update-history

After a week now, MS released an update for the issue.  The updated will be delivered by your Update Management solution, like WSUS or Windows Updated for Business. For a manually download visit the MS Update catalog: catalog http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4464330%20

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This KB addresses following changes:

  • Addresses an issue where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely delete user profiles on devices subject to the “Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day” group policy.
  • Security updates to Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Linux, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows MSXML, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Peripherals, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4464330/windows-10-update-kb4464330

 

Configure Device Registration with Azure AD Connect

Azure AD Connect is a great tool to On-board your On-Premise Identities to the Azure Cloud. If you like to use a Hybrid Join of your Windows 10 Devices – Local Domain join & Azure AD join – you can configure Device Registration. What is the benefit if you enable this option?

PREPARE

Since a few version back of Azure AD Connect it allows you to use the wizard to configure the necessary options for you. First of all, make sure you use the latest version of Azure AD Connect. You can also check the Auto-Upgrade Option of the engine by using the PowerShell command on the server where AAD Connect is installed:

Get-ADSyncAutoUpgrade
Further information can found here.

CONFIGURE AZURE AD CONNECT

Run Azure AD Connect – Configure – and select “Configure device options”

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On the “Overview” page click Next.
On the “Connect to Azure” page enter your Global Admin credentials and click Next.
On the “Device options” page select “Configure Hybrid Azure AD Join” and click Next.

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On the next step you will configure the Service Connection Point (SCP) to help your Windows 10 devices to find the necessary Azure Tenant information’s. To configure the SCP you need to provide Enterprise Admin Credentials. If you cannot provide this credentials during the wizard, you will be able to download the script to set the SCP in a later phase or offline.

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This step helps you also to verify your current configuration. AAD Connect is checking the configured configuration on your AD. You can manually to that by browsing your ADSI Editor. Connect to the configuration naming context and then load the CN:   “CN=ms-DS-Device-Registration-Service,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=xy,DC=xy”

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Back to the wizard, provide the Enterprise Admin credentials and click “Next”.

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Device Registration is also supported for Windows Downlevel Devices, like Windows 10 prior 1607 build, Windows 8.1, 8 & 7. For further information regarding downlevel devices visit the docs.microsoft.com page.

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This will configure the Device Registration for a Hybrid Join. Click configure.

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This will complete your On-Prem configuration for Device Registration.

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POST CONFIGURATION TASKS

https://docs.microsoft.com/de-ch/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-azure-ad-connect-hybrid-azure-ad-join-post-config-tasks

Check out point 10 on the post tasks. You should create a GPO to make sure your devices getting Hybrid joined in Azure:

  • Create a new GPO and Name it
  • Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Device Registration
  • Select : Register domain-joined computers as devices
  • OK
  • Link the policy to your Windows 10 Devices