Configure Email Notifications DEMO
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This course helps you understand what Microsoft Defender for Cloud is, what it offers, and how it can be used to protect resources.

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  • Learn what Microsoft Defender for Cloud is and what it does
  • Look at how Defender for Cloud is used to protect Azure resources, hybrid resources, and resources in other clouds
  • Look at how Defender for Cloud can be used to assess vulnerabilities and optimize security
  • Learn to use Defender for Cloud

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This course is intended for those who wish to learn about Microsoft Defender for Cloud.


To get the most from this course, you should have some basic experience using Azure. 


Hello and welcome back. What I want to do here in this quick demonstration is explain to you or really show you how to configure email alerts in Microsoft Defender for Cloud. On this screen here I'm logged in to my portal, and at the Overview page for Defender for Cloud for my Berks Batteries subscription. I'm logged in as my global admin. And what I want to do here is browse down into Environment settings. And if I go down into Environment settings, I can extend this out, go into 'Berks Batteries'. And then from the Defender plans page, there's an option here for Email notifications under Settings. If we select 'Email notifications', we have a pretty simple screen here. 

We can configure the recipients that we want to receive our notifications and then we can define the notification types. Now, what I'm going do here for this demonstration is select this drop down for all users with the following roles. So now, what this means is any user with any one of these roles here, those users are going to get these notifications from Defender for Cloud. So, what I'll do for this demonstration is select Owner. So, basically this is telling Azure here or it's really telling Defender for Cloud, "Hey, if we need to send out any email notifications, send them to all users who have the owner role attached to them." And then in this second box here, we can specify additional emails that are in a comma separated list. So, this would be good if you have some kind of 3rd party monitoring solution that you want to send emails to

like notifications, you might be able to do that here. We're not going to do that in this demonstration, we're just going to send everything to our owners. And then under the Notifications type here, if we select this check this box here for notify about alerts, what this does is turn on the drop down where we can select High, Medium or Low notifications. So, basically we can tell Defender for Cloud, "What do you want to know about? Do you want to know about low severity events, medium severity events or just the high severity events?" 

For this demonstration, here we'll select 'High', then you'll notice here down at the bottom this little notification here, it tells us that we'll receive a max of one email for every six hours for high severity alerts. One email per 12 hours for medium severity alerts. And one email per 24 for low severity alerts. So, what we'll do here is click the 'Save' button here and that's it. That's how you configure email notifications in Microsoft Defender for Cloud so that your people within your environment can receive those notifications when Defender for Cloud finds issues.


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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

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