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Announcing Modern Public Folder Migration Scripts

Modern Authentication for Exchange Online Public Folder Migration
Cloud technology has become increasingly important in the modern world. Exchange Online, Microsoft’s cloud-based email service, is a powerful tool that provides organizations with a reliable, secure and cost-effective email platform. As organizations move their data to the cloud, they need to take steps to ensure that their data is safe and secure. One way to do this is to enable modern authentication for Exchange Online Public Folder migration.

What is Modern Authentication?
Modern authentication is a form of authentication that provides an extra layer of security to Exchange Online. It enables organizations to protect their data by requiring users to authenticate themselves using a username and password, as well as a token or code sent to their device. This ensures that only authorized users have access to the data.

How Does Modern Authentication Work?
Modern authentication works by using a combination of factors to authenticate a user. The first factor is the user’s username and password. The second factor is a token or code that is sent to the user’s device. This token or code is generated by a third-party authentication service, such as Microsoft Azure Active Directory. The user must enter the code in order to gain access to the data.

What are the Benefits of Modern Authentication?
Modern authentication provides organizations with an extra layer of security that is not available with traditional authentication methods. By requiring users to authenticate themselves using a combination of factors, organizations can ensure that only authorized users have access to their data. Additionally, modern authentication helps protect organizations against data loss and theft by preventing unauthorized access.

How to Enable Modern Authentication for Exchange Online Public Folder Migration
Enabling modern authentication for Exchange Online Public Folder migration is a straightforward process. First, organizations must enable modern authentication in the Exchange Online Admin Center. Once modern authentication is enabled, organizations can then use the Microsoft Public Folder Migration tool to migrate their data. The Microsoft Public Folder Migration tool is a command line script that is designed to help organizations migrate their public folder data from their on-premises environment to their Exchange Online environment. The Microsoft Public Folder Migration tool requires that organizations have an Azure Active Directory account in order to authenticate the user.

Conclusion
Modern authentication provides organizations with an extra layer of security when migrating data to the cloud. By requiring users to authenticate themselves using a combination of factors, organizations can ensure that only authorized users have access to their data. Additionally, modern authentication helps protect organizations against data loss and theft by preventing unauthorized access. Exchange Online Public Folder migration can be enabled by using the Microsoft Public Folder Migration tool, which requires that organizations have an Azure Active Directory account in order to authenticate the user.
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Announcing Public Folder Migration Scripts with Modern Authentication Support

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