Microsoft has done a great job in thinking out of the box by providing office 365 to user with Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, Security, Flow, Power Automate etc. Office 365 has facilitated email, chat, file share to many organizations in very low cost and free to many non-profits, schools, government.
When it comes to the deployment and migration then most of the organizations finds it is difficult to get a right resource to do this job. If you don’t get the right resource, then whole deployment can cost you more than double of the expected cost. For sure Microsoft and Dell changes are way high but we can work through them as well.
Now here comes Golden Five Consulting as a champion because our consultants have delivered such services to the MCS and DCS customers at their best with 100% satisfaction.
Our offering will ensure the cost effect solution with the service level of Microsoft and beyond. We are not only reselling Office 365/Azure/Dynamics 365 licenses but also work provide IT consulting so, we recommend the correct license and share how can a customer leverage all available applications.
We are GCC approved Tier 1 Cloud Solutions Provider. We are also Authorized Education Partner so We cover all 4 customer categories, Government, Academic, Charity, and Corporate.
We are a trust cloud partner with the backing of Microsoft MVPs.
Azure is the Public cloud offering of Microsoft which provides multiple services which are endless. Azure is the backend of any office 365 service. If we talk in the layman term, then Azure the datacenters which is owned and Managed by Microsoft and it is offering different services to the whole world. Microsoft has built multiple datacenters in almost all geography and in the legal boundaries so server the local LAW of the country or the legislative boundary.
Golden Five Consulting is a Microsoft Partner which is also a certified Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider. This distinction with the experienced team of Azure MVP and RD will put us in the Elite category.
Our team works very closely with Microsoft Azure teams so we are updated with the latest and greatest. Our MVPs and RDs bring a great result for our customer’s requirement of modern IT.
Some of the Azure services are Office 365, Premium Active Directory, Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, Azure Virtualization, and many more.
Azure provides whole datacenter services which have more than 80 different services. The following link provides the list of all services. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/ We are an approved Office 365 Government GCC CSP so, we provide Azure services and licenses to USA Government as well as corporates.
Azure Active Directory, Azure Security Center, Azure Information Protection, Privileged Identity Management, Sentinel, SSPR, ATP
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service, which helps your employees sign in and access resources in:
Azure Security Center is a unified infrastructure security management system that strengthens the security posture of your data centers, and provides advanced threat protection across your hybrid workloads in the cloud - whether they're in Azure or not - as well as on premises.
Keeping your resources safe is a joint effort between your cloud provider, Azure, and you, the customer. You have to make sure your workloads are secure as you move to the cloud, and at the same time, when you move to IaaS (infrastructure as a service) there is more customer responsibility than there was in PaaS (platform as a service), and SaaS (software as a service). Azure Security Center provides you the tools needed to harden your network, secure your services and make sure you're on top of your security posture.
Azure Security Center addresses the three most urgent security challenges which are Rapidly changing workloads, increasingly sophisticated attacks and Security skills are in short supply. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/security-center/
Azure Information Protection (AIP) is a cloud-based solution that helps an organization to classify and optionally, protect its documents and emails by applying labels. Labels can be applied automatically by administrators who define rules and conditions, manually by users, or a combination where users are given recommendations. Organization can configure AIP and assign the document classification then every document which will open needs to validate the permissions else it will not open. This is best document security feature for the documents. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/information-protection/
Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is a service that enables you to manage, control, and monitor access to important resources in your organization. These resources include resources in Azure AD, Azure, and other Microsoft Online Services like Office 365 or Microsoft Intune. Organizations want to minimize the number of people who have access to secure information or resources, because that reduces the chance of a malicious actor getting that access, or an authorized user inadvertently impacting a sensitive resource. However, users still need to carry out privileged operations in Azure AD, Azure, Office 365, or SaaS apps. Organizations can give users just-in-time (JIT) privileged access to Azure resources and Azure AD. There is a need for oversight for what those users are doing with their administrator privileges. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/privileged-identity-management/
Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution. Azure Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-sentinel/#product-overview
Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) is an Azure Active Directory (AD) feature that enables users to reset their passwords without contacting IT staff for help. The users can quickly unblock themselves and continue working no matter where they are or time of day. By allowing the employees to unblock themselves, your organization can reduce the non-productive time and high support costs for most common password-related issues. SSPR has reduced helpdesk calls and it is a real time server for on premises AD which uses AADConnect Password Write Back feature https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-sspr-deployment
Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a cloud-based security solution that leverages your on-premises Active Directory signals to identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions directed at your organization. Azure ATP monitors your domain controllers by capturing and parsing network traffic and leveraging Windows events directly from your domain controllers, then analyzes the data for attacks and threats. Utilizing profiling, deterministic detection, machine learning, and behavioral algorithms Azure ATP learns about your network, enables detection of anomalies, and warns you of suspicious activities. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-advanced-threat-protection/atp-architecture
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safeguards your organization against malicious threats posed by email messages, links (URLs) and collaboration tools. ATP includes Threat protection policies, Reports, Threat investigation and response capabilities, Automated investigation and response capabilities. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/office-365-atp?view=o365-worldwide
Office 365, AADConnect, EOL, Project Online, Cloud Voicemail Office 365 Security Services
Office 365 is a Microsoft’s offer of multiple services which can be difficult to choose at times. Office 365 provides the mailbox, SharePoint, skype for business, EOP, Microsoft Teams, Flows, OneDrive, MS Office, Sway, Delve, Yammer, Planner, PowerApps, Dynamics 365, Partners, Security, Compliance and more to come.
We are an approved Office 365 Government GCC CSP so, we provide Office 365 services and licenses to USA Government as well as corporates.
We provide end to end office 365 migration, transition and deployment services. Where we provision new domain, configure the selected license services. We discuss and guide the migration path. We assess and design the deployment and migration. We migrate with 100% data protection and safety.
Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration Migration is one of the most complex migration. In this migration, there could be some major outages. We always ensure that customer should not face any outage. This kind of migration should be handled by experts and there is no better expert than MVP and Ex-Microsoft Employee. We need to understand that one domain cannot be register with 2 tenants which makes this migration super complex. We recommend using MigrationWiz from BitTitan, we are also reseller of BitTitan.
Hybrid Configuration requires identity synchronization from windows Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. AADConnect which is smaller and advanced version of Microsoft Identity Management provides this capability. We also need to configure Active Directory Federation Services to provide single sign on. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect Health provides robust monitoring of your on-premises identity infrastructure. It enables you to maintain a reliable connection to Office 365 and Microsoft Online Services. This reliability is achieved by providing monitoring capabilities for your key identity components. Also, it makes the key data points about these components easily accessible. AADConnect with password writeback provides Self Service Password Reset for on-premises. AADConnect also offers Password hash synchronization; Pass-through authentication which can avoid configuring ADFS for SMB.
Office 365 is a very diverse cloud which opens the doors for everyone in this world. Office 365 has one plan for everyone. Our CTO Prabhat Nigam has shared a granular explanation session in Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 which can be viewed here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UH5L41lKy4
Office 365 provides Email, Skype for business, SharePoint, MS teams, yammer and many more services. The following link provides the list of all services. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office-365-service-descriptions.aspx
Secure Score, Service Trust, DLP, Document Classifications, Conditional Access.
Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization's security posture, with a higher number indicating more improvement actions taken. Following the Security Score recommendations can protect your organization from threats. From a centralized dashboard in the Microsoft 365 security center, organizations can monitor and work on the security of their Microsoft 365 identities, data, apps, devices, and infrastructure.
Secure Score helps organizations report on the current state of the organization's security posture, improve their security posture by providing discoverability, visibility, guidance, and control, compare with benchmarks and establish key performance indicators (KPIs). This is the best tool to secure your organizations
The Service Trust Portal contains details about Microsoft's implementation of controls and processes that protect our cloud services and the customer data therein. A list of independent audit and assessment reports on Microsoft's Cloud services is displayed.
These reports provide information about Microsoft Cloud services compliance with data protection standards and regulatory requirements which also shows where is your organization is standing so that you can close all the open items and compliance with requirement for Office 365, Azure and Dynamics 365
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) was started with Exchange 2013 on premises and added the same to Exchange online, late in 2014 it was added to SharePoint Online and OneDrive, in 2019 it was added to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft offers multiple security templates to protect your company data including ICD9/10 under HIPPA. Our team worked with Microsoft product group and Microsoft top management in order to get some of the reporting changed. http://laexugfoundation.org/prabhat/2019/07/o365dlpicdreportg5fixed
Azure Information Protection (AIP)
helps an organization to classify and optionally, protect its documents and emails by applying labels. Labels can be applied automatically by administrators who define rules and conditions, manually by users, or a combination where users are given recommendations. All your documents are protected and without validation they will not open.
is the tool used by Azure Active Directory to bring signals together, to make decisions, and enforce organizational policies. In Conditional Access policies, if a user wants to access a resource, then they must complete an action. For example, A payroll manager wants to access the payroll application and is required to perform multi-factor authentication to access it. By using Conditional Access policies, you can apply the right access controls when needed to keep your organization secure and stay out of your user’s way when not needed.
Dynamics is Microsoft alternative of Salesforce. CRM functionality has been included in Dynamics 365, a suite of intelligent business applications. Dynamic 365 provides customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities by delivering new applications to help manage specific business functions. The following link provides the list of all services. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft-dynamics-crm-online-service-description.aspx
We have implemented multiple Dynamics 365 CRM Project where customer has collaborated outlook, mobile SMS service and many other configurations. We have a group of Dynamics 365 Microsoft MVPs who delivers their best for every customer.