Solving The Microsoft 365 Guest User Puzzle
Get ‘em in, monitor + enforce policies, get ‘em out
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Duration: 1 Hour
CTO, AvePoint Public Sector
John PelusoCTO, AvePoint Public Sector
John Peluso has 20 years of experience helping organizations understand how they can drive secure collaboration and business productivity through an effective use of technology, John has held both technical and business management roles – resulting in a deep understanding of the priorities and concerns of both sides of the organization. He has been a leader in helping to shape solutions that drive both productivity and governance in large, complex, and highly regulated organizations. John holds Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications.
Solving guest user governance is one of the most important things to get right in Microsoft 365.
Organisations need to be proactive to have insight into their users sharing and have control once data leaves the system.
However, guest user settings are complex and require having each of 5 puzzle pieces connected correctly across:
- Office 365 Security and Privacy settings
- Group settings
- SharePoint settings and
- Teams settings
SharePoint and OneDrive For Business even have their own, independent set ups!
Once you have solved the puzzle, you still need to create a process for managing the guest lifecycle within Microsoft 365. By default, users can now request guests to be added to the Microsoft 365 tenant.
Once they are in, they need to have the appropriate policies set, and even more importantly, a system for removing their access when it is no longer appropriate.