Peter Rising

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft 365 Microsoft 365 Strategy Microsoft Cloud App Security

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Peter Rising

Microsoft MVP | Author | Speaker

Peter Rising is a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services. He has over 25 years' experience in IT working for several IT solutions providers and private organisations in a variety of technical roles focusing on Microsoft technologies. Since 2014, Peter has specialised in the Microsoft Office 365 platform, culminating in a current focus on Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance, and collaboration. Peter holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCSE: Productivity; MCSA: Office 365; Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert; Microsoft 365: Security Administrator Associate, and Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate. He is also the author of Microsoft 365 Security Administration: MS-500 Exam Guide, and writes regularly for

Current sessions

The evolution of Microsoft Information Protection

In this session, we will take a look at the history of Information Protection within Microsoft 365. We will take you through it's journey from Rights Management (which is still present within Microsoft 365 to this day), to Azure Information Protection which enables the classification and protection of sensitive emails and documents, Unified labelling in the Security and Compliance Center, and how to track and revoke protected content. We will also examine the recent and upcoming advancements within Information Protection (including the availability of sensitivity labelling at a container level within Teams, SharePoint, and M365 Groups), how MIP is licensed, and what we can expect to come on the Microsoft roadmap for this increasingly essential Security and Compliance feature set.

Protecting your Microsoft Teams environment with Teams Policies

In this session, we will explore how Teams Administrators can protect the content that is stored in Microsoft Teams by configuring policies within the Teams Admin Center. We will take a look at Meeting & Live Events Polices, Messaging Policies, and App & App permissions policies. We will show how the global policy settings for these Teams features are applied, and how you can create and assign custom policies for these functions to your Teams users.

We will also explain the difference between per user and per organizer policies in Teams Meetings, the effect that policies have within Teams apps, and what types of apps can be configured, including Microsoft Apps, Third-party Apps, and Custom Apps.

At the end of this session, you will understand the function and features provided by Teams policies, and how to apply them in line with your organizational needs.

Hands on Data Loss Prevention and Retention

In this session, we will take a look at the importance of DLP and retention within Microsoft Teams, and how you can create policies within the Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Center to prevent the accidental sharing of sensitive information from Teams with DLP policies, and apply Information Governance to your Teams by setting Retention Policies. We will demonstrate how DLP policies can be set to detect when built in sensitive information types are being shard within Teams Chat and Channel messages, and how this can be prevented with policy tips and rules. In addition, we will show you how retention policies can be set to protect both Teams Chats and Teams Channel messages, and how it is possible to filter the policies by Teams and by Users to ensure that information is either deleted or retained in line with your businesses internal policies and applicable industry regulations. At the end of this session, you will understand the data loss prevention and retention capabilities within Microsoft Teams, and how to plan and configure the required policies for your organization

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Choosing the correct Identity methodology in Microsoft 365

In this session, we will examine the importance of identity within Microsoft 365. We will discuss the four identity choices available, which are Cloud only, Password-Hash synchronisation, Passthrough authentication, and Federation. We will talk about the decision points for selecting the best identity method, and what is involved in configuring these methods, including hardware and software requirements, and some other prerequisites and potential remediation requirements. At the end of this session, you will be prepared to plan a new Microsoft 365 deployment with the most logical identity method, or make plans to change an existing identity model if it is not working for you.

When to choose a SharePoint Site, a Teams Channel, or a Yammer Community

There are so many collaboration tools in Microsoft 365. So how do you decide which one you need to use? What are the use cases for SharePoint Online sites? When should you choose a SharePoint Site instead of setting up a Yammer community? Would a Teams channel work better perhaps? These are not always easy questions to answer for both M365 users and administrators. In this session, we will look at scenarios and use cases for all three of these technologies, and attempt to cut through some of the confusion that often accompanies the decision of just which Microsoft 365 collaboration tool is going to work best for your organization.