Mitigating Azure MFA Outages

With the recent MFA outages (twice in the last two weeks), the question has come up in conversation several times – what do we do when MFA is down, and when our users can’t log in? As you might expect, there are several approaches you can take that allow you to maintain the balance between … Read moreMitigating Azure MFA Outages

PowerShell: Connect to the Security & Compliance Center

I had to recently do some eDiscovery work in the Security and Compliance Center (I’ll post about that next, there was some cool PowerShell in there too 🙂 ), and as I often do, I turn to PowerShell to automate the process – or at least make it easier for me to do more things … Read morePowerShell: Connect to the Security & Compliance Center

PowerShell: Connect to Exchange Online – MFA Style

I’ve been using my Exchange Online connection script for some time now, and I love it – however, one of the biggest failings of that PowerShell module is that it doesn’t support MFA, which is becoming more common as a requirement as we go along. Thankfully, Microsoft has released a new PowerShell module for connecting … Read morePowerShell: Connect to Exchange Online – MFA Style

Office 2013 and Modern Auth

Office 2013 and modern auth have a bit of a shaky relationship – once you’re working with Office Pro Plus, or even 2016, the experience is a whole lot smoother. Sadly, Office 2013 feels like it’s a bit of a hit and a miss when trying to nail down authentication errors, especially if you can’t … Read moreOffice 2013 and Modern Auth

Office 2013 and Modern Auth

I’ve been working on a project recently where we’ve been running into some weird issues with Modern Authentication in general, and MFA specifically. It basically boils down to needing to understand two things: Office 2010 does not like Modern Auth at all; and, Office 2013 only really likes Modern Auth conditionally. Now, I know what … Read moreOffice 2013 and Modern Auth

Unable to connect to Exchange Online Shell

Access Denied (No soup for you!) I’ve been using this script to streamline my connection to the Exchange Online Shell, and it’s been working well for me – until recently when I ran into this weird “Access Denied” error: As you can imagine, I started out by troubleshooting issues with my account, trying to figure … Read moreUnable to connect to Exchange Online Shell