Cloudy Happy People

Dave’s thoughts on cloud technologies at Microsoft

Requesting a FINRA/SEC 17a-4 Attestation Letter for Office 365

This blog is moving! Check out my new site at https://aka.ms/cloudyhappypeople One of the strengths...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 01/07/2019

Setting Up a Kali Linux Machine in Azure

This blog will be moving in 2019! Check out my new blog location at https://aka.ms/cloudyhappypeople...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 12/24/2018

Every Question Tells a Story - Mitigating Ransomware Using the Rapid Cyberattack Assessment Tool: Part 3

In the previous two posts in this series, I explained how to prepare your environment to run the...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 09/10/2018

Every Question Tells a Story - Mitigating Ransomware Using the Rapid Cyberattack Assessment Tool: Part 2

In my previous post, I explained how to prepare your environment to run the Rapid Cyberattack...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 09/10/2018

Every Question Tells a Story - Mitigating Ransomware Using the Rapid Cyberattack Assessment Tool: Part 1

They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But in some cases, the questions that you ask can also...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 09/10/2018

Are You Following Teams Tuesdays?

Microsoft Teams has proven to be one of the biggest product releases of FY18 for Microsoft, with...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 08/14/2018

Leverage the Microsoft Graph with Azure Active Directory Identity Protection to Identify Network Threats

What is Azure Active Directory Identity Protection? Azure Active Directory Identity Protection is a...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 04/11/2018

Secure Your Office 365 Tenant – By Attacking It (Part 2)

By David Branscome In my previous post...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 04/04/2018

Secure Your Office 365 Tenant - By Attacking It (Part 1)

By David Branscome I've been waiting several months for this day to arrive. The Office 365 Attack...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 04/04/2018

“Argh…My Skype for Business Recording Failed!!”

By David Branscome I recently received a call from a colleague who had been working on a two-hour...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 03/26/2018

The End of Support for Older TLS Versions in Office 365

by David Branscome, with a callout to Joe Stocker at Patriot Consulting for the heads-up! The...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 12/22/2017

Moving Your Office 365 Groups to Microsoft Teams – Getting Past the Gotchas

By now, most of us know that Microsoft Teams is built on Office 365 Groups. Additionally, many...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 11/29/2017

Killing Sessions to a Compromised Office 365 Account

David Branscome Partner Technical Architect We live in a world full of nasty threats to our online...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 10/05/2017

“NOW it makes sense!” – Microsoft’s Collaboration Story in a Single Slide

By David Branscome Partner Technical Architect Who knew PowerPoint would make my day today? One...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 09/28/2017

Guidance Available Now for Planning and Deploying Microsoft Teams!

David Branscome September 25, 2017 For a couple months now, our partners and customers have been...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 09/25/2017

Leveraging the Office 365 Service Assurance Portal in Customer Scenarios

August 23, 2017 By David Branscome In the partner organization at Microsoft, we get lots of requests...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 08/23/2017

Applying the Basics of Blockchain to a Real-World Scenario

So there I was in my kitchen yesterday, reading an article in ZDNet about how several organizations...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 08/11/2017

Microsoft Teams: Beyond the Basics

In a previous blog post, I talked through the basics of setting up a Microsoft Team and showed you...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 05/03/2017

Why I Love Microsoft Teams

One of the great (and most challenging) things about working at Microsoft is the fact that we get to...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 02/21/2017

When You Just Gotta Have a Lab

I spend a lot of time working with partners and customers setting up and performing demos of new...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 11/28/2016

Skype for Business Client for Mac Goodness

I love updates. I actually get geekily excited when I get prompted to shut down Office while...

Author: David Branscome - MSFT Date: 10/28/2016