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Office 365 removing 3DES from February 28, 2019, pushing to TLS 1.2+

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An update over the holidays, Microsoft is again pushing towards removing TLS 1.0/1.1 support in Office 365. They have previously set dates for enforcing TLS 1.2  but then backed out:

Microsoft has provided some new reports to easily identify user and clients that need updating.

By going to http://securescore.microsoft.com, you can find the overview of your TLS 1.0/1.1 and 3DES usage for Exchange.

Click on ‘Score Analyzer’ and scroll to the – Remove TLS dependencies tab. Here you will see a summary of your TLS 1.0/1.1 and 3DES usage. Click ‘Get Details’ button that will launch a flyout where you can click on ‘Launch now’. This will take you to the Secure Trust Portal (http://servicetrust.microsoft.com) where you can download and excel report of your user and agent information.

For Skype for Business Online users watch out for those Lync Phone Edition Phones.

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It will give you a nice excel report of the users/devices/clients that need upgrading

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Message Centre Message: https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/MessageCenter?id=MC171089

Preparing to use TLS 1.2 in Office 365: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365

Michael also has a good overview here: https://realtimeuc.com/2019/01/o365tls3des/index.html

 

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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