Add and Configure Custom Domain – Lesson 1.2

References

 

Mock Exam Samples

When signing up for Office 365, the onmicrosoft.com domain name is provided which can be used with most Office 365 services. For example, if you configure e-mail addresses for the users, they would end with @domain.onmicrosoft.com. If your company has a custom domain name, it is possible to use it instead of onmicrosoft.com domain. What steps should you take to add a custom domain from the Office 365 portal site? Choose the best option(s) from those listed below.

A: Go to Domains, click Add a domain, type the domain name, get TXT record, add TXT record to DNS, then verify it in Office 365.

B: Go to Domains, get TXT record, add TXT record to DNS, verify it in Office 365, click Add a domain and then type the domain name.

C: Go to Domains, click Add a domain, get TXT record, add TXT record to DNS, verify it in Office 365, and then type the domain name.

D: Go to Domains, click Add a domain, get TXT record and verify it in DNS.

 

Explanation: When adding a custom domain to Office 365, you need to click on the Domain section in the Office 365 portal site. This section allows an administrator to add or remove a domain as well as view DNS settings and troubleshoot. To add a new domain, you click on Add a domain. The first step is to add the domain name and then confirm ownership of that name. This is done by taking the TXT record provided in Office 365 and entering it in your DNS server. Then you go back to the Office 365 portal site and click on the Done, verify now button to confirm domain ownership.

Correct Option(s):

A: Go to Domains, click Add a domain, type the domain name, get TXT record, add TXT record to DNS, then verify it in Office 365.

 

Incorrect Option(s):

  • B: Go to Domains, get TXT record, add TXT record to DNS, verify it in Office 365, click Add a domain and then type the domain name. – Before you can access the TXT record, you must click Add a domain and then add the domain name. Once the domain name is added, you can then access the TXT record and confirm ownership.
  • C: Go to Domains, click Add a domain, get TXT record, add TXT record to DNS, verify it in Office 365, and then type the domain name. – Before you can access the TXT record, you must add the domain name. Once the domain name is added, you can then access the TXT record and confirm ownership.
  • D: Go to Domains, click Add a domain, get TXT record and verify it in DNS. – You would not verify the TXT record in DNS. You need to enter the record in DNS, go back to the Office 365 portal site, and then verify it from there.

Continue reading Add and Configure Custom Domain – Lesson 1.2

Invalid MasterKey Exception

Problem

User gets this error “Exception of type ‘Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.KeyManagement.InvalidMasterKeyException’ was thrown” when trying to create a new encryption key into a Secure Store application service in SharePoint 2013.

This issue has been reported to Microsoft Technet. So the recommended solution according to this forum is to again re-attempt and try to re-create a new Encryption key or restore the secure store database.

However another method is to use Power Shell to update the encryption key, as recommended here and here.

The Power Shell script to run it on the SharePoint application server farm is below:

$newPassPhrase = “abcDEF123!”

$secureStore Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy | Where {$_.GetType().Equals([Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreServiceApplicationProxy])}

Update-SPSecureStoreApplicationServerKey -ServiceApplicationProxy $secureStore -Passphrase $newPassPhrase

 

References

 

Manage Admin Role – Lesson 2.4

Manage administrator roles in Office 365

Administer Rights Management – Lesson 2.3

References

 

Mock Exam Question

To protect files and e=mails, you have activated Azure Rights Management (RMS), which is natively supported by O365. You will also be using other services that will require Azure RMS. Which of the following also support RMS and requires no additional configuration?

A. Office 2010

B. Exchange Online

C. SharePoint Online

D. Office 2013

 

Explanation: Office 2013 natively supports Azure RMS, wich mean it requires no additional config to enable it. All that is required is for users to login into O365 as RMS starts protecting files and email. To enable RMS for Office 2010, RM sharing application for Windows must be configured.

SharePoint & Exchange Online does not support RMS by default, as using RMS with SharePoint & Exchange online will initially require configuring the information rights management (IRM) service.

 

Correct answers: D – Office 2013

Continue reading Administer Rights Management – Lesson 2.3

Enable Client Connectivity – Lesson 2.2

References

  • Prepare for setup with health, readiness, and connectivity checks

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn771227.aspx

 

Mock Exam Sample Questions

Office 365 allows you to use existing office desktop applications. This allows for users to maintain a sense of familiarity with the coexistence of both Office 365 and the suite of Office applications in the same environment. If you need to configure your existing Office desktop programs to function with Office 365, what steps will be required? Choose the best option(s) from those listed below.

A: Run Windows update on your client machine

B: Run the Office 365 desktop setup

C: Connect your current desktop version of Outlook to Office 365

D: Install a service pack with the current updates

Explanation:
Existing desktop applications such as Word and Outlook can be configured to function with Office 365. To accomplish this, you must first run the Office 365 desktop setup. To start the process you must sign in to Office 365 using your user ID, and then run the Office 365 desktop setup. This process will install updates and configure the desktop applications to work with Office 365. Once the Office 365 desktop setup is complete, you connect your current version of Outlook that is being used to Office 365. This provides you with access to Office 365 or additional Exchange-based e-mail by using the desktop version of Outlook.

 

Correct Option(s):
B: Run the Office 365 desktop setup 
C: Connect your current desktop version of Outlook to Office 365 

 

Incorrect Option(s):

  • A: Run Windows update on your client machine – It is not necessary to run Windows update on your client device. Running Windows update allows you to install the latest security updates and other important updates provided by Microsoft. Running Windows update is not required to configure existing Office desktop programs to function with Office 365. 
  • D: Install a service pack with the current updates – Service packs contain updates and fixes that are used to update software and resolve issues. Installing a service pack is not required to configure existing Office desktop programs to function with Office 365. 

Continue reading Enable Client Connectivity – Lesson 2.2

Configure DNS Records and Service – Lesson 2.1

References

Plan a Pilot – Lesson 1.3

References

 

Monitor and Troubleshoot O365 and Usage – Lesson 6

In order to pass MS Exam 70-346, student must read this blog (Chapter 6 – Monitor and Troubleshoot O365 & Usage). The following links below contains useful references for this chapter 6.

Watch the MS video from:

Module 12 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Module 12 Video – Monitoring Office 365: 

Module 12 Presentation Slide – Monitoring Office 365: 

Online Book – Chapter 6: 

Chapter 6 – Monitor and Troubleshoot O365 & Usage consist of the following sub-chapters below:

  • 6.1 – Analyse Reports
  • 6.2 – Monitor Service Health
  • 6.3 – Isolate Service Interruption

 

<< Previous Chapter 5 | Index 

Implement and Manage Federated Identities Using SSO – Lesson 5

In order to pass MS Exam 70-346, student must read this blog (Chapter 5 – Implement & Manage Federated Identities Using SSO). The following links below contains useful references for this chapter 5.

Watch the MS video from:

Module 11 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Module 11 Video – Implementing AD Federation Services: 

Module 11 Presentation Slide – Implementing AD Federation Services: 

Online Book – Chapter 5: 

Chapter 5 – Implement & Manage Federated Identities Using SSO consist of the following sub-chapters below:

 

<< Previous Chapter 4 | Index | Next Chapter 6 >> 

Implement and Manage Identities by Using DirSync – Lesson 4

In order to pass MS Exam 70-346, student must read this blog (Chapter 4 – Implement & Manage Identities by Using DirSync). The following links below contains useful references for this chapter 4.

Watch the MS video from:

Module 10 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Module 10 Video – Implementing Directory Synchronisation: 

Module 10 Presentation Slide – Implementing Directory Synchronisation: 

Online Book – Chapter 4: 

Chapter 4 – Implement & Manage Identities by Using DirSync consist of the following sub-chapters below:

 

<< Previous Chapter 3 | Index | Next Chapter 5 >> 

Manage Cloud Identities – Lesson 3

In order to pass MS Exam 70-346, student must read this blog (Chapter 3 – Manage Cloud Identities). The following links below contains useful references for this chapter 3.

Watch the MS video from:

Module 4 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Module 4 Video – Planning & Managing Clients: 

Module 4 Presentation Slide – Planning & Managing Clients: 

Online Book – Chapter 3: 

Chapter 3 – Manage Cloud Identities consist of the following sub-chapters below:

<< Previous Chapter 2 | Index | Next Chapter 4 >> 

Plan and Implement Networking and Security in O365 – Lesson 2

In order to pass MS Exam 70-346, student must read this blog (Chapter 2 – Plan & Implement Networking & Security in O365). The following links below contains useful references for this chapter 2.

Watch the MS video from:

Module 3 & 5 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Module 3 Video – Administering O365: 

Module 3 Presentation Slide – Administering O365: 

Module 5 Video – Planning DNS & Exchange Migration: 

Module 5 Presentation Slide – Planning DNS & Exchange Migration: 

Online Book – Chapter 2: 

Chapter 2 – Plan & Implement Networking & Security in O365 consist of the following sub-chapters below:

  • 2.1 – Configure DNS Records & Service
  • 2.2 – Enable Client Connectivity
  • 2.3 – Administer Rights Management
  • 2.4 – Manage Admin Role

 

<< Previous Chapter 1 | Index | Next Chapter 3 >> 

Provisioning Office 365 – Lesson 1

In order to pass MS Exam 70-346, student must read this blog (Chapter 1 – Provisioning Office 365). The following links below contains useful references for this chapter 1.

Watch the MS video from:

Module 1 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Video – Preparing for O365:

Presentation slide – Preparing for O365:

Online Book – Chapter 1:

Chapter 1 – Provisioning Office 365 consist of the following sub-chapters below:

 

Index | Next Chapter 2 >>