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Dan Smalley

Basic Authentication Will Soon Be Retired to Access Exchange Online

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See how this change affects you...

Did you know Basic Authentication Retirement in Exchange Online will happen on October 13, 2020? Read on to learn how that may affect your organization and what you can do today!

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Big Change from Microsoft - Basic Authentication Retires:

Beginning October 13, 2020, Microsoft will retire Basic Authentication for Exchange Web Services (EWS), Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), IMAP, POP, and RPS to access Exchange Online. This retirement of Basic Authentication increases security against attacks and phishing schemes. Organizations should check today to see if they will be impacted – it is more than just old versions of Outlook! This may impact:

  • Marketing software that sends emails
  • Custom applications/written code that sends email
  • Critical applications that send email
  • Phone systems that forward voicemails into a user's email box
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Mike Wilson

Securing Guest Access Without Paying More with Azure Active Directory B2B

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Working with external companies and partner organizations just became a lot easier thanks to one of Azure AD’s service features: Azure AD Business-to-Business (B2B).

Companies always looking for solutions to improve their security and simplify collaboration. In today’s workplace, it’s very common for organizations to work with external partners. Office 365 is a great solution to collaborate with people both inside and outside your organizations, as it provides an easy way to share documents with external users or invite them to join your Microsoft Teams. Unfortunately, when you share using the default methods, your external users aren’t subject to the same security policies, such as multifactor authentication, that you’ve set up for your internal users. 

What most organizations are looking for is a way to manage external access that is predictable and consistent with their security practices. A hidden gem that is part of Azure Active Directory and solves this problem is leveraging Azure Active Directory B2B users. Azure AD B2B is not a different version of Active Directory, but just an additional feature that allows one organization to invite members from other organizations to share application access. This tool is beneficial not only for seamless collaboration, but it decreases the worry of security issues.

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