Category Archives: IM & Online Meetings

How to user Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

What is Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

Two-step verification is a method of authentication that requires more than one verification method and adds a critical second layer of security to user sign-ins and transactions. It works by requiring any two or more of the following verification methods:+

    • Something you know (typically a password)
    • Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone)
    • Something you are (biometrics)

+

Username and Password      Certificates      Smart Phone      Smart Card      Virtual Smart Card      Username and Password

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is Microsoft’s two-step verification solution. Azure MFA helps safeguard access to data and applications while meeting user demand for a simple sign-in process. It delivers strong authentication via a range of verification methods, including phone call, text message, or mobile app verification.+

Why use Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

Today, more than ever, people are increasingly connected. With smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs, people have several different options on how they are going to connect and stay connected at any time. People can access their accounts and applications from anywhere, which means that they can get more work done and serve their customers better.+

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is an easy to use, scalable, and reliable solution that provides a second method of authentication so your users are always protected.+

Easy to Use Scalable Always Protected Reliable
Easy to use Scalable Always Protected Reliable
    • Easy to Use – Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is simple to set up and use. The extra protection that comes with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication allows users to manage their own devices. Best of all, in many instances it can be set up with just a few simple clicks.
    • Scalable – Azure Multi-Factor Authentication uses the power of the cloud and integrates with your on-premises AD and custom apps. This protection is even extended to your high-volume, mission-critical scenarios.
    • Always Protected – Azure Multi-Factor Authentication provides strong authentication using the highest industry standards.
    • Reliable – We guarantee 99.9% availability of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. The service is considered unavailable when it is unable to receive or process verification requests for the two-step verification.

+

How Azure Multi-Factor Authentication works

The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Compromising multiple verification methods presents a significant challenge for attackers. Even if an attacker manages to learn your password, it is useless without also having possession of the trusted device. Should you lose the device, the person who finds it can’t use it unless he or she also knows your password.+

Methods available for Multi-Factor Authentication

When a user signs in, an additional verification request is sent to the user. The following are a list of methods that can be used for this second verification.+

Verification method Description
Phone call A call is placed to a user’s phone asking them to verify that they are signing. Press the # key to complete the verification process. This option is configurable and can be changed to a code that you specify.
Text message A text message is sent to a user’s smart phone with a 6-digit code. Enter this code in to complete the verification process.
Mobile app notification A verification request is sent to a user’s smart phone asking them complete the verification by selecting Verify from the mobile app. This occurs if app notification is the primary verification method. If they receive this notification when they are not signing in, they can report it as fraud.
Verification code with mobile app The mobile app on a user’s device generates a verification code. This occurs if you selected a verification code as your primary verification method.

For the mobile app verification methods, Azure Multi-Factor Authentication works with third-party authentication apps for smart phones. However, we recommend the Microsoft Authenticator app, which is available for Windows Phone, Android, and IOS.

MFA Authentication is one way of preventing Ransomware hacking you OneDrive cloud storage also you have Version History in Office 365 to restore previous version of data…

Microsoft Office 2010
Polycom Cx5000 Unified Conference Station For Microsoft Lync (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$4300.00



Buy Now

Microsoft Surface (32gb) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$539.95



Buy Now

+ 11 others available from Amazon
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 - 2pc/1user (one Desktop And One Portable) (disc Version) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$278.00

Buy Now
Microsoft Software Office Home And Business 2010 English Pc Attach Key Product Key Card For 1pc (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$219.69

Buy Now
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 - 3pc/1user (disc Version) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$179.99

Buy Now
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 Product Key Card- 1pc/1user [download] (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$150.09

Buy Now
Go! With Microsoft Office 2010, Vol. 1, And Student Videos (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$128.49



Buy Now

Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 - 3pc/1user [download] (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$124.99

Buy Now
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 Product Key Card- 1pc/1user [download] (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$99.99

Buy Now
New Perspectives On Microsoft Office 2010, First Course (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$87.20



Buy Now

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$81.78



Buy Now

Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory (shelly Cashman Series(r) Office 2010) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$69.49



Buy Now

Technorati Tags:

Warning – Buy your iPhone charger straight from Apple

Warning, Buy your iPhone charger straight from Apple, warns…

my iPhone charger plug is soo hot after charging iphone  overnight I am surprised it has not started a fire in someone else’s home.  Not sure if too much amps/voltage almost can get a burn removing plug from the wall socket… keeping it safe Peter Coach

Buy your iPhone charger straight from Apple, warns a new safety study

Six weeks after Apple launched a lawsuit in connection with fake chargers and other “Apple” items being sold online, tests carried out by global independent safety body UL on such devices have shown 99 percent of them to be unsafe.

Commissioned by the U.K.’s Trading Standards organization, UL officials tested 400 fake chargers – sold as made by Apple but found to be fake – and discovered that all but three fell short of basic safety standards, the BBC reported Thursday.

Illinois-based UL found that nearly all of the devices lacked sufficient insulating material to protect against electric shocks. The chargers used in the tests were bought online from eight countries, among them the U.S., China, and Australia.

The chief executive of the U.K.’s Chartered Trading Standards Institute told the BBC that consumers should think seriously about how they buy such items for their smartphones and other gadgets.

“It might cost [a little] more, but counterfeit and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life, or the life of a loved-one,” Leon Livermore said.

With seemingly so many stories in recent months of faulty batteries causing sudden fires and meltdowns, device owners are being warned to take simple steps to stay safe, including never to cover their gadgets when they’re charging and never to use a charger that’s obviously damaged, such as one with a visibly damaged cable.

Apple lawsuit

Apple’s October lawsuit, which targeted Amazon seller Mobile Star, is an attempt by the tech company to stamp out the trade in fake Apple goods.

To support its claim against Mobile Star, the Cupertino company tested more than 100 “Apple” chargers and other products bought from a number of Amazon sellers, and found 90 percent of the devices to be fake.

Apple noted in its lawsuit that “unlike genuine Apple products, they are not subjected to industry-standard consumer safety testing and are poorly constructed with inferior or missing components, flawed design and inadequate electrical insulation.”

 read:http://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/apple-fake-chargers-test/

Microsoft Office 2010
Polycom Cx5000 Unified Conference Station For Microsoft Lync (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$4300.00



Buy Now

Microsoft Surface (32gb) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$539.95



Buy Now

+ 11 others available from Amazon
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 - 2pc/1user (one Desktop And One Portable) (disc Version) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$278.00

Buy Now
Microsoft Software Office Home And Business 2010 English Pc Attach Key Product Key Card For 1pc (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$219.69

Buy Now
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 - 3pc/1user (disc Version) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$179.99

Buy Now
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 Product Key Card- 1pc/1user [download] (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$150.09

Buy Now
Go! With Microsoft Office 2010, Vol. 1, And Student Videos (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$128.49



Buy Now

Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 - 3pc/1user [download] (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$124.99

Buy Now
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 Product Key Card- 1pc/1user [download] (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$99.99

Buy Now
New Perspectives On Microsoft Office 2010, First Course (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$87.20



Buy Now

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$81.78



Buy Now

Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory (shelly Cashman Series(r) Office 2010) (Amazon) Amazon Logo

$69.49



Buy Now

Technorati Tags:

How to Start Facebook Live Video using iPhone

How to Use the New Live Video on Facebook for iPhone
Andre Da Costa | February 16, 2016 in How-To

Some of the hottest new apps to come on the smartphone scene are Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat; these apps let you live stream video to your followers. Twitter is even beginning to integrate Periscope live streams into the social network platform. For some, it’s more of a headache, since it will be one more thing that you have to avoid auto-loading in your timeline.
Facebook is jumping on this trend with their own version of live streaming which was recently launched for iPhone and other iOS devices. Thankfully, my local cellular carrier provides subscribers with free access to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram without affecting data use. I have had the opportunity to check out the feature for a few weeks and enjoy it.

Be ready to share the word in and out of season, bring forth the word of truth that will change the present moment and by faith a person, a family a Nations destiny future forever.

Peter Coach 646-383-4680

Technorati Tags:

How to Start Facebook Live Video using iPhone

How to Use the New Live Video on Facebook for iPhone
Andre Da Costa | February 16, 2016 in How-To

Some of the hottest new apps to come on the smartphone scene are Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat; these apps let you live stream video to your followers. Twitter is even beginning to integrate Periscope live streams into the social network platform. For some, it’s more of a headache, since it will be one more thing that you have to avoid auto-loading in your timeline.
Facebook is jumping on this trend with their own version of live streaming which was recently launched for iPhone and other iOS devices. Thankfully, my local cellular carrier provides subscribers with free access to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram without affecting data use. I have had the opportunity to check out the feature for a few weeks and enjoy it.

Be ready to share the word in and out of season, bring forth the word of truth that will change the present moment and by faith a person, a family a Nations destiny future forever.

Peter Coach 646-383-4680

Technorati Tags:

Focus on your Strengths

While I believe that strengthening your strengths is vitally important I’d like to also bring you some ideas for why strengthening a weakness may sometimes be worth your time and attention.Strengthening Your Strengths

Your strengths are usually innate abilities you’ve always found yourself good at performing.

When you grow up and begin a career or business you can often shorten the “success timeline” by using your core abilities. 

Working on improving what you’re already good at will usually keep you focused on that which makes you feel passionate.

It avoids feelings of frustration and feeling as though you’re “outside your element”. 

Focusing on your strengths will naturally keep you focused on that which you can excel at. Excelling at what you do is a great source for personal happiness. When we feel good about what we do we naturally feel a sense of fulfillment.

Know what you are good at and bring other to Benicia from the goals and achievements you have accomplished.

Strength others who have given up lost their focus, got side track. We need to work and apply our strength to bring confidence and vision back in our game.

We enjoy doing what we do best

“We do Chicken Right” focus where you excel above others and bring this to the forefront of your business and daily life.

Peter Coach www.mylifecoach.co

Technorati Tags:

Configuring Your Desktop/Mobile Email Client for Office 365

 

Configuring Your Desktop/Mobile Email Client for Office 365

This page provides links to documentation on how to configure your email client to access Office 365. You can set your email client to access your Office 365 account using either Exchange or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) settings.

Exchange Versus IMAP

There are several advantages to setting up your email client to use Exchange rather than IMAP settings. Exchange only requires that you provide your email address and password for set up; IMAP, however, requires additional server information. Exchange also provides direct access to the USC calendar that is a part of your Office 365 account.

At this time, ITS supports both methods of setting up your account.

Setting Up an Office 365 Account Using Exchange

For documentation on setting up your Office 365 account on an email client using Exchange, please see the links in the side navigation to the right of this page.

NOTE: The versions of Outlook that are listed below are the only versions that are supported by Microsoft for use with Office 365.

Outlook 2010 SP2, version 14.0.7015.1000 (and greater)
Outlook 2013 SP1, version 15.0.4569.1506 (and greater)
Outlook 2016
Outlook 2016 for Mac

To determine which version of Outlook you are using, please see Microsoft’s How to determine Outlook version information page.

Setting Up an Office 365 Account Using IMAP

Below you will find information on configuring ITS-supported email clients to access your Office 365 account using IMAP. You will need to know your Office 365 email address, password, and the Office 365 server settings in order to successfully set up your email client.

IMAP Server Settings

The following are the incoming and outgoing IMAP server settings for Office 365.

Setting IMAP (incoming) SMTP (outgoing)
Server Name outlook.office365.com smtp.office365.com
Port Number 993 587
Encryption Method SSL TLS

The following Microsoft links provide step-by-step information on how to connect your email client to Office 365 using the IMAP protocol.

NOTE: The versions of Outlook that are listed below are the only versions that are supported by Microsoft for use with Office 365.

Outlook 2010 SP2, version 14.0.7015.1000 (and greater)
Outlook 2013 SP1, version 15.0.4569.1506 (and greater)
Outlook 2016
Outlook 2016 for Mac

To determine which version of Outlook you are using, please see Microsoft’s How to determine Outlook version information page.

Getting Help

For assistance configuring your email client for Office 365, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.

Outlook email works great with iphone 6s device

I get my work office 365 email directly on my cell phone saves trips to the office

Tips for Launching Skype for Business

Tips for Launching Skype for Business

In April, Microsoft rebranded its Lync unified communications product as Skype for Business. Here are four things businesses should know about the product change.

It’s Still Enterprise-Grade

The Lync user interface becomes more Skype-like, which leverages the familiarity that many employees have with the consumer version. That could reduce help desk calls. Under the hood, though, it’s still a business tool.

“The most important thing to know is that it’s not consumer Skype. It’s Lync 2015 if you boil it down,” says Patrick Borka, a Microsoft solutions architect, who helps businesses implement UC and other collaboration technologies. “The Skype moniker is a very powerful brand: a noun that became a verb.”

skype for business communications
skype for business communications

•Planning, deployment, support & best practices
•AVAYA/Cisco/Mitel/PBX integration
•Office 365 and SharePoint integration
•SBC/SBA Gateway overview
•Lync endpoint device fundamentals
•Hybrid deployments
•Video Conferencing

Technorati Tags: ,

Connect with Customers Office 365 in the Cloud

ModernBiz:
Connect with Customers Office 365

It’s what you know about
the people who know you.

With Microsoft, you can use your data to help you target and win customers and keep them for the long-term—with the familiar tools you already know.

Nearly half of modern businesses say BI/Analytics is important.*

 

Get to the data you need, fast—with tools you already have

        • Find and combine data from internal and external sources with familiar tools to help make business decisions faster.

 

 

      • Save time and resources with recommended charts and industry defining analysis tools in Excel

 

 

Quickly identify and act on customer opportunities

Office 365 and Excel makes it simple to create rich, interactive dashboards, data visualizations, and presentations so you can:

        • Track and monitor opportunities

 

 

      • Gain customer insights to win sales and deepen relationships

 

 

      • Communicate with those who matter most

 

 

Share customer insights with your team

Easily publish data and insights for the rest of your organization to use – for example, giving your sales team the edge they need to connect with customers and win deals.

  • Power BI Sites make it simple to publish data, reports, and insights in the cloud for easy consumption from anywhere

Technorati Tags: , ,

Sticky: Drives mobile productivity with Office 365

Dakine drives mobile productivity with Office 365

Why Microsoft for the mobile workforce?
Get familiar mobile productivity combined with simplified management, protection, and control.
Invest in the platform where your best work gets done—where applications, cloud, and devices work
together to empower your mobile workforce. For example, with Office 365, you get the same consistent
gold-standard Office experience across your favorite devices.
Connect and empower your mobile employees with familiar, integrated tools—like Office, the number
one most-used productivity software in the world—to make working together a seamless part of your dayto-day experience, wherever you are, online or offline.
Only Microsoft provides a single suite that makes it easy to help protect sensitive data, enable secured
access, and manage mobile devices, while giving your employees the freedom to work where they want.

MSP-Office365-PG-1
A best-in-class
productivity
solution
Familiar tools
Easy protection
and control
14
…all built-in and designed to work together in a complete platform from Microsoft.

Dakine drives mobile productivity with Office 365

Dakine drives mobile productivity with Office 365

Dakine, maker of accessories and apparel for action sports, wanted to redefine its approach to business technology with solutions that align with the corporate culture.

The company wanted to find a business productivity solution that reflected its corporate culture: laid back, but dedicated.

The result: Dakine employees use the cloud-based communication and collaboration services of Office 365 to stay connected with the business, driving productivity while minimizing IT infrastructure costs.

http://findgiftshopping.com/products.php?apiType=a&categoryId=0&productId=B009SPTUW2

 

Technorati Tags: ,

Computer Systems Cloud Specialist