Article | January 3, 2018

15 Tricks To Succeed In Managing Multiple Office 365 Tenants

Source: SherWeb
Principal Financial Group

Handle More Tenants in a Record Time

A recent survey revealed that it takes a minimum of 13 hours per month to administer an Office 365 tenant with 1 to 50 accounts . If you are a service provider managing more seats that that, the time you spend doing these tasks can quickly get out of hand. You just need to be organized! Luckily for you, with a reliable set of procedures, you can make these tasks very easy. To help you out, we’ve gathered 15 tricks from successful partners who’ve collectively managed thousands of Office 365 tenants, without any stress.


1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

Most data breaches are caused by human error: a user’s device is stolen, a weak password is hijacked, a malicious attachment is accidentally opened from a phishing email, a computer has not been patched… the list is endless. By enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) on a customer’s tenant, you’re setting a higher level of security on user sign-ins and transactions, decreasing the risk linked to unauthorized access (stolen passwords, for instance). MFA requires users to confirm their log-in using at least two of the following methods:

  • A randomly generated pass code
  • A phone call
  • A smart card (virtual or physical)
  • A biometric device