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Office 365 / Exchange: Stop Display Name Spoofing

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Display Name Spoofing / Impersonation is a simple but effective way hackers will try and obtain information, divert funds, and defraud you and your staff.

The hackers will look for executives within your company and then create valid email addresses with their display names on common mailing platforms, and then send requests through requesting funds transferred, bank details etc.

In a busy workplace with only a glance at the display name it would be easy to action these requests without further thought.

The problem is this type of spoofing uses valid email addresses from valid domains, but with the same display name as executives, so mechanisms like SPF, DKIM and DMARC won’t pick them up.

However, by implementing a simple mail-flow rule, you can easily add a warning to this type of message which should prompt the end use to proceed with caution.

Here’s how to set it up.

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Office 365: How to enable SharePoint Auditing

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In this post we’ll look at how to enable SharePoint auditing. Recently I’ve been investigating some mysterious folder moves which the end users couldn’t explain, but folders were disappearing and reappearing elsewhere.

My first thought was that they have been dragged and dropped by mistake with a touchpad, it’s so easy to do if you aren’t careful.

My second thought was to check the SharePoint audit logs. Read on to learn how to enable SharePoint Auditing and view the available reports.

By default SharePoint Auditing isn’t enabled in Office 365.

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Office 365: How to change your Office 365 App Password

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If you use Multi Factor Authentication in an Office 365 environment then you will need to use App Passwords for some applications that don’t support Multi Factor Authentication like Outlook, or other email clients on mobile devices.

If you’ve forgotton your App Password or need to delete or create a new one, here is where to find them and how to create a new one.

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Office 365 PowerShell: How to bulk change Office 365 calendar permissions using Windows PowerShell

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I recently had to make some bulk changes to calendar permissions in Office 365, the client wanted the Default user permission to be set to Reviewer rather than AvailabilityOnly. So in this post I’ll walk you through how I went about making bulk permission changes to the Default user for the calendar folder for all users in Office 365.

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Office 2013 Quick Start Guides available

Office 2013 Quick Start Guide

For early adopters and those of you who have skipped the previous version of Microsoft Office, you may find the Office 365 / Office 2013 layout a bit of a challenge at first to navigate. Microsoft love moving things around to keep us on our toes!

But to help you out Microsoft have released a series of Quick Start Guides which should help you find your way.

The guides cover, Access 2013, Excel 2013, OneNote 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project 2013, Publisher 2013, Visio 2013, and Word 2013 and are individually downloadable.

They can be found here.


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Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime – Free ebook

Microsoft Press are offering a free ebook “Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime” by Katherine Murray. Aimed at small businesses looking at Microsoft Cloud solutions.

See the link below for full details.

Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime