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Author: Edward Walton

Edward Walton

Edward Walton is a Cloud Solution Architect with the One Commercial Partner Technical Team and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Edward has deep and demonstrated experience as a Microsoft Technologist with a strong focus on security methodologies, policies and procedures. His career spans 15+ years in the security arena which also includes expert level skill set in the Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration space as an Enterprise Messaging and Enterprise Voice Architect specializing in O365, Exchange, Lync and Skype for Business. Edward has worked and lead professional service teams for over 12 years with some of the top in the Microsoft Partner eco-system and brings tremendous insight to building strong partner networks thru education and skill enhancement. His consulting and solution selling experience has included some of the largest customers in their respective industries with his client portfolio including The Home Depot, Bank of America, Dept. of Treasury, Biogen, E-Trade and the NYSE.

Learn about Microsoft Information Protection on this month’s Modern Workplace Security community call

Our May 21st community call will feature Rafael Dominguez, a Senior Program Manager from Customer Experience Engineering and the Azure Information Protection group at Microsoft.  Rafael will show us how Microsoft Information Protection provides comprehensive visibility for your critical files across devices, on-premise shared files, and software as a service (SaaS) applications. We will walk through all the integration points….

Community call: Hear updates on Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance SKUs

This month’s community call will feature guest speaker Phil West, National Director of Devices & Security for Regulated Industries. Phil will cover what the new changes are and the value the new SKUs bring to our partners during the call on Tuesday, February 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Microsoft is dedicated to the mission and vision that security and compliance….

Keep your privileged access secure with Azure AD PIM and PAM in Office 365: Part 1

In this month’s community call, we’ll be covering “just-in-time” identity management and administration in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) for Office 365. We’ll show how it can help partners and their customers prevent account and access breaches associated with Global Administrators and other provable-level accounts in their Azure environment using Azure….

Taking the Shadow out of “Shadow IT”

Matt Soseman, Partner Technical Architect, Modern Workplace – Security Edward Walton, Cloud Solution Architect, Modern Workplace – Security You may not realize it, but your organization is already operating in the cloud. Even if your IT department hasn’t deployed cloud services yet, your employees already have, and your organization is 100% responsible for the security and compliance of that data.….

Drive professional services engagements with Microsoft funded security offerings for partners – Part 2 of 2

Be sure to join the January 16 Modern Workplace: Security Partner Community call for part 2 of our presentation on Microsoft funded security assessments, previewed below. Miss part one? Read the overview and watch the community call on-demand. Continuing our community call series on Microsoft funded security assessments, our January 16 call will explore how the solution helps you provide….

Drive professional services engagements with Microsoft funded security offerings for partners – Part 1 of 2

Often, the first step in a successful customer security and compliance engagement is an assessment of the customer’s current environment during the pre-sales process, but partners are sometimes at a loss on how to get started. The good news is that Microsoft offers funded assessment initiatives that partners can use and build upon to engage their customers and drive security….