Tag Archives: Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365/Exchange Online enforces suddenly MFA via Microsoft Authenticator app

[German]A quick question for the administrators responsible for Exchange Online and Microsoft 365 applications. I've just received an email from Alex saying that their users have had massive problems with Exchange Online "since today" because the Microsoft 365 applications suddenly … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 connection issues: Outlook shows red exclamation mark

[German]This week an administrator contacted me, reporting sudden connection issues with Microsoft 365 and Outlook apps. After I've published a German blog post about that observation, other German users confirmed these connection issues. Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft 365: Login error 700003

[German]A quick question for Microsoft 365 users and administrators. Do you face temporary sign in issues with Microsoft 365 in the relevant office apps since March 10, 2024? A reader contacted me by email and reported corresponding issues. On Monday, … Continue reading

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EU data protection authority says: EU Commission violates GDPR with Microsoft 365

[German]Monday, March 11, 2024, the European Data Protection Supervisors (EDPS) publicly stated in a report that the European Commission has violated its own (data protection) regulations when using Microsoft 365. The EDPB panel has instructed the EU Commission to stop … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 services collide with Google Chrome third-party cookie blockade

[German]Google has been blocking third-party cookies in Google Chrome since the beginning of 2024 – and Edge is also likely to be affected. However, this will lead to collisions with Microsoft 365 services such as Teams, which will then no … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 services temporarily down (Nov. 10, 2023)

[German]Quick information at the end of the week – as of this morning (CET), November 11, 2023, there appear to be problems accessing Microsoft 365 services. This is said it was related to Europe, but Germany and the UK have … Continue reading

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W3LL phishing kit can bypass multifactor authentication; thousands of Microsoft 365 accounts hijacked

[German]Singapore-based security vendor Group-IB released a security report that points to specific activity by a group of cybercriminals called W3LL. The cybergang has developed a phishing kit to hijack Microsoft 365 accounts and offers this service to at least 500 … Continue reading

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Administrative Templates (ADMX/ADML) for Microsoft 365 (July 2023)

[German]Microsoft has released updated administrative template files (ADMX/ADML) for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise/Office LTSC 2021/Office 2019/Office 2016 and Office Customization Tool for Office 2016 as of July 3, 2023. Advertising

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Microsoft's cloud outage was result of a DDoS attack

[German]Since June 5, 2023, there have been repeated problems with the availability of the Microsoft cloud and the services offered there. I had speculated in my blog posts that there might be an attack behind it, especially since a hacktivist … Continue reading

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Microsoft Defender is forcibly installed for Microsoft 365 users

[German]Microsoft Defender is already integrated into the operating system as virus protection in Windows 10 and Windows 11. However, Microsoft has further plans and wants to integrate the Microsoft Defender app into its Microsoft 365 product (for consumers). This means … Continue reading

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