Category: Cloud

How does Advanced Threat Protection secure email in Office 365?

Because email is so critical to day-to-day business, it’s become a prime target for cyber attackers looking to gain access to your organisation. With increasingly sophisticated malware campaigns being launched daily and data breaches constantly on the rise, how can you be sure your email environment isn’t exposed? With Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365,… Read more…

How to avoid ‘security fatigue’ with Azure AD B2C

A recent NIST Study has found that users are experiencing ‘security fatigue’. Security fatigue is caused by users having to remember yet another password, register for yet another online service, or being told they must do (or not do) something related to IT security. The impact is poor security, which leads to cyber-attacks and lost business.… Read more…

Self-service Password Reset: Steps to stress-free access

Resetting your password in the workplace is rarely as simple as it sounds. As you struggle to recall answers to security questions given years earlier, you won’t be the first to escalate the issue to your IT department. You’ve got pressing deadlines to meet – and you’re desperate! Following a few simple steps, self-service password… Read more…

Authentication with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory allows access to a number of services, and authentication can be achieved in a number of ways. Outside of the standard deployment, there are federated options, and opportunities to provide secure access for partners and customers. Let’s have a look at how this all works…   How users authenticate with Azure AD… Read more…

Office 365 DirSync has been replaced: The clock is ticking for businesses

News of an Office 365 DirSync replacement was hardly surprising. Microsoft has been making changes to the Office 365 environment at an unprecedented rate. While the majority of these updates have affected the services users access, the way that identities synchronise has also changed. As of 13 April 2017, DirSync will no longer be supported,… Read more…

Azure AD B2C explained: What we’ve learned so far

Azure Active Directory B2C has been advertised as a potential game changer for business to consumer organisations. Built on Microsoft’s leading cloud identity platform, Azure AD, businesses can improve consumer connections whilst offering enterprise-grade security for their identities. With improving the customer experience and data protection competing for primacy in most organisations, it’s clearly an… Read more…

Office 365 and Windows 10: There’s no need to be scared

Productive, mobile and with a shiny new device – there’s no need to be scared with Office 365 and Windows 10. I am truly a digital nomad. My experience with Office 365 and Windows 10 OCG works with and assists organisations in implementing Office 365, Windows 10 and Azure. We use all the latest technology,… Read more…

The business case for Microsoft Azure

Putting a business case together to obtain funding for any project can be tricky. Whilst you may see the business benefits of adopting Microsoft Azure, you will likely need to prove them to your management team. With 120,000 new Azure customer subscriptions per month, it’s clearly becoming an ever more popular choice across the business… Read more…

Oxford Computer Group recognised as finalist for 2016 Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year Award

Oxford Computer Group today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “This award is recognition of our excellent… Read more…

The cloud myths that are holding your business back

The media hype surrounding various cloud-based platforms has created a number of myths in the business world. Data privacy, security and losing control of IT infrastructure are all high on the list of concerns for many IT professionals. These fears are heightened by misleading rumours and inaccurate stories, which can negatively affect the way organisations… Read more…