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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Just thought I'd follow up on my previous comments...still dealing with this ridiculousness.

    Interestingly enough, even people working for Microsoft haven't a clue about how broken ADMX/ADML is between the subscription levels/offerings.

    It is now a mission of mine to call out those assigned with responsibilities for maintaining DOCS associated with native apps within the 365 portfolio. Each time I discover an entry that "suggests" a feature/function works across all platforms...Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Apps for Business...I am now referencing my feedback entries with a "suggestion" that it's inaccurate. For example: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/privacy/manage-privacy-controls#feedback

    Even if I am incorrect (maybe, just maybe, this one setting within the Office ADMX/ADML actually works as intended), at least there will be numerous cross references pointing to the fact that it doesn't work in its entirety.

    I have also located all "duplicate" ideas within UserVoice referencing the differences in ADMX/ADML between the subscription levels and have included a reference back to this one...if Microsoft refuses to acknowledge this as being a problem, steering everyone who's questioning/searching to the same entry (thank you, John Sauber) should garner enough traction and lead to a formal response to this issue.

    It's only a matter of time before this idea gains enough attention...from old cronies like myself paying attention, to the new Office subscribers and/or admins looking for a way to protect the endponts/users, this will not seemingly resolve itself (oh, I wish it could).

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @ Brad Bumgarner
    Teams -- use the Office 365 ODT to stop it from being installed...then use GPO to keep it from running (if it ever makes its way onto any of your devices)...we've been doing this since the day Microsoft announced Teams would be included in the Office C2R deployments. So far, it's working.
    Bing -- I could be wrong, but I think you can control this via the more recent Windows 10 ADMX.

    Maybe someday, someone at Microsoft will read this and realize how shameful and embarrassing it is to prohibit the most fundamental/necessary of tool(s) from functioning in an aptly-named "business" product...whatever name they are calling it now (or in the future).

    https://products.office.com/en-us/compare-all-microsoft-office-products?&activetab=tab%3aprimaryr2

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Besides shelling out another $7.50/month or running through a series of REGEDIT hacks (far too many problems with the solution provided by @Ican Hackett...it did work for quite a while, but at some point it became a HOT MESS for a dozen of our endpoints), what other options do we have? NONE. Thanks for the memories, Microsoft.

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Icahn Hackett, I would love to hear about your test result(s). While I followed your suggestions, I'm concerned with the difference between the two policy definitions. The new "o365" ADMX includes an entry for most settings that reads: "Note: This registry setting is not stored in a policy key and thus is considered a preference. Therefore, if the GPO that implements this setting is ever removed, the registry setting will remain."

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @All -- If you haven't done so already, please visit https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/14605572-office-365-business-group-policy and include (or copy) the contents of this entry to that one.

    It's sad, but very true, there are a number of us with MANY complaints for how ADMX/ADML works in "365" and it's also clear Microsoft doesn't respond to anything in this forum unless it garners enough votes. Popularity is POWER...so don't forget to vote for it as well. :0)

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @All -- If you haven't done so already, please visit https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/14605572-office-365-business-group-policy and include (or copy) the contents of this entry to that one.

    It's sad, but very true, there are a number of us with MANY complaints for how ADMX/ADML works in "365" and it's also clear Microsoft doesn't respond to anything in this forum unless it garners enough votes. Popularity is POWER...so don't forget to vote for it as well. :0)

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @All -- If you haven't done so already, please visit https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/14605572-office-365-business-group-policy and include (or copy) the contents of this entry to that one.

    It's sad, but very true, there are a number of us with MANY complaints for how ADMX/ADML works in "365" and it's also clear Microsoft doesn't respond to anything in this forum unless it garners enough votes. Popularity is POWER...so don't forget to vote for it as well. :0)

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @All -- If you haven't done so already, please visit https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/14605572-office-365-business-group-policy and include (or copy) the contents of this entry to that one.

    It's sad, but very true, there are a number of us with MANY complaints for how ADMX/ADML works in "365" and it's also clear Microsoft doesn't respond to anything in this forum unless it garners enough votes. Popularity is POWER...so don't forget to vote for it as well. :0)

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @All -- If you haven't done so already, please visit https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/14605572-office-365-business-group-policy and include (or copy) the contents of this entry to that one.

    It's sad, but very true, there are a number of us with MANY complaints for how ADMX/ADML works in "365" and it's also clear Microsoft doesn't respond to anything in this forum unless it garners enough votes. Popularity is POWER...so don't forget to vote for it as well. :0)

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @Mirko -- You can accomplish this by establishing SSPR (Self-service password reset). Basically, you create a security group, assign this group permission to conduct SSPR and add said users/students to this group. Once done, forward along the URL to each so they can update their contact information (i.e., secondary phone and email address) and, should they ever need to reset their password, they get this option (visible link at the point of sign-in) and the ability to update their information, as needed. It works flawlessly...did this a few years ago and have never looked back. It's a shame this isn't something that is automagically enabled from the get go (unlike other useless options/features someone in the all mighty Microsoft Empire thinks small business needs). Good luck!

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Not in support of this idea (and I'm already buried in "admin" type work). There can be only one "Chief Wheelbarrow Operator". In other words, seemingly allowing anyone to change their title as a means of reducing "admin" tasks is silly...unless of course you work for a company that allows employees to set their own hours and pay scale too. If that's the case, are you hiring? :0)

    What a shame one cannot down vote ideas. LOL

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    You can use your own personal email with a personal domain to connect to any type of Office 365 subscription, including Office 365 Home. Office 365 Home relies on a Microsoft account for authentication. A Microsoft account can be created with any personal domain email, it is not required to be Outlook.com/Hotmail.com, etc. Once the Microsoft account is created using your personal email, you can use it to activate and sign into your Office 365 Home subscription.
    If you don’t have a Microsoft account, go to the Microsoft account sign-up page and click on Create account. In the User name box enter your personal domain email address you wish to use. Fill out the rest of the form and click Create account.
    Now you can set up your Office 365 Home subscription with your Microsoft account. This will be the Microsoft account associated with your Office download. If you have…

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    197 comments  ·  Office 365 Security & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Azure Active Directory Conditional Access has functionality for “Countries/Regions” – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/location-condition

    That said, the most effective protection you can have against password spray attacks is to enable MFA and disable basic authentication. If you cannot do this for your entire organization, then blocking user access to legacy protocols like POP, EWS, IMAP and SMTP is another step you can take. Exchange Online Client Access Rules can help you to further customize (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/clients-and-mobile-in-exchange-online/client-access-rules/client-access-rules). For additional recommendations, please see Office 365 Secure Score.

    That said, please know that we are listening to feedback and working on solutions to help make Office 365 users more secure. Thank you for the feedback.

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Thanks again for (once again) providing both confusing and mis-information -- does this apply to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 or both or neither? I'm beginning to think Microsoft's "try this instead" is their own rendition of click-bait. Thanks (again) for getting me all excited about being able to do something to better my tenant environment only to find out, "nope, I can't use that because my subscription level doesn't offer/provide that".

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