This course introduces and explores the implementation of security and networking for Office 365, including how to configure firewall settings, how to protect your content using Azure Rights Management, and more.
Establishing a secure connection to Office 365 is a primary configuration option you’ll want to complete to ensure the safety of your company information. In this course, Planning and Implementing Networking and Security in Office 365, you’ll explore how to establish a connection to Office 365. First, you’ll examine the necessary DNS records and your firewall configuration, and then configure the correct ports on your firewall for inbound, outbound, or bi-directional traffic -- a step required to allow communications to occur between your offices and Office 365. Next, you’ll want to ensure your data is protected, so you’ll explore Azure Rights Management, which can be used to determine who gets access to content, the type of access they get, and the actions that can be performed with that content. Finally, you’ll dive into the Office 365 administrator roles that can be used to delegate specific administrative tasks to others in your organization, alleviating the need for one person to be responsible for all services and other Office 365 related tasks. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to control access to your company’s sensitive content in Office 365.
Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. Brian's publications include SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out, and he is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, and Microsoft Ignite.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is Brian Alderman and welcome to my course, Planning and Implementing Networking and Security in Office 365. As an IT pro, connecting and securing your Office 365 can appear to be a daunting task. Well, as you'll see in this course, there are steps necessary to allow communication between the end users and Office 365, and there are configuration options for securing these communications, as well as securing the content stored in Office 365. You'll also need some help managing Office 365 services and the configuration options within your tenant. So, we'll be discussing the administrative roles that will provide you an opportunity to delegate some of these administrative tasks to others. In this course, we're going to introduce and discuss four major topics. The first one is how to configure DNS records required for communication with Office 365. The second is to configure firewall port settings to permit or deny traffic to and from Office 365. We're then going to look at securing our content stored in Office 365 using rights management, and we'll wrap it up by talking about how to delegate subsets of administrative tasks to others using the out-of- the-box administrative roles. By the end of the course, you'll know the required DNS records, you'll also know how to control who gets access to this content, the type of access they get, and how to limit what actions can be performed to the content, and you'll learn a safe and simple way to delegate administrative tasks using administrative roles. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Office 365, and I suggest you have an Office 365 tenant that you can use to perform these configuration options and service configurations as you learn them. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Office 365 networks and security with the Planning and Implementing Networking and Security in Office 365 course, here at Pluralsight.