Due to the increased number of clients telecommuting, so now there is a huge requirement for new security and protection challenges. Today, many companies promote their workers to work from home, but the employees are working from unmanaged sources and from home gadgets. In fact, the Active Directory Group Policy Management cannot help you in these situations, as they cannot manage the unmanaged gadgets. In this article you will read about the Office Cloud Policy Service (OCPS) which will be very helpful to the users in this situation. OCPS allow administrator to focus on a client with policies which follow them across all gadgets, regardless of their devices. This is the application of MS Office and you can install this through office.com/setup. This application is supported by all the devices like Window OS, Mac, Laptops, Computers and Android Phones. It is utilized for both homes and for business purpose. In this blog, you will learn how to protect telecommuters with Office Cloud Policy.
Protect Your Telecommuters with Office Cloud Policy:
- Enable OCPS: OCPS is the cloud-based service which helps the user to apply policy settings for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise which is also known as Office 365 Pro Plus. The policy settings can be used on all the device on which the user signs into and use this software, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. This applies if the gadget is managed through on-premises domain devices, as a Azure AD registered, Azure AD Joined, or Hybrid Azure AD joined device. You should begin by verifying the necessities like Supported version of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise deployed, Licensed for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, one Azure AD group must have contained the clients you’re targeting and also An admin user must have the Office Apps Admin role assigned. User can also be able to go to these URLs: *.manage.microsoft.com, *.officeconfig.msocdn.com, config.office.com over 443.
- Policy Configuration and Give to users: Now, generate your first policy configuration and just give it to a group of users. For this, just you have to expand the Customization node and then you have to select Policy Management. Now, in the Policy configurations page, you have to choose Create and then you have to provide a name and a description which is optional. Here, in the Assignments, you have to choose the policy applies to users who have locally installed Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, or to the users who can access the documents by using Office for the web. Now you have to select the AAD-based security group which is assigned for the policy configuration. And you must remember, each policy configuration should be assigned to one group, and each group should be assigned with one policy configuration.
- Set Policies: When you click on Configure policies you can begin to search for and configure policies. Remember that the policies are only applicable to Office on Windows, but some of the policies are applicable on cross-platform. In the beginning, you have to filter the Recommendation column just to see the recommended Microsoft Security baseline policies. After this, you have to click on each policy name to see the description and then you can decide that you want to keep the baseline’s value or you can manually configure it. The reviewed items will change the Status to Configured when you apply it.
This application of Microsoft will help the telecommuters, if you want more details you can go to the site of MS Office via www.office.com/setup.