What's New in Entra ID for May 2024

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD is Microsoft's Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Entra ID, through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, The What's New hub in the Entra Portal and Build's Book of News, Microsoft communicated the following … Continue reading "What's New in Entra ID for May 2024"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for May 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for May 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for May 2024"

Four vulnerabilities in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager were addressed in v12.1.2.172

Last week, Veeam addressed several vulnerabilities in components of its Backup Enterprise Manager, that allows attackers to bypass authentication mechanisms and execute arbitrary code.   About Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is a supplementary management and reporting application that allows admins to manage multiple Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) installations from a … Continue reading "Four vulnerabilities in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager were addressed in v12.1.2.172"

A Denial of Service vulnerability threatens the availability of virtual Domain Controllers on VMware ESXi (VMSA-2024-0011, Important, CVE-2024-22273)

This week, Broadcom VMware released an update that addresses a vulnerability in ESXi. This vulnerability could be abused to negatively impact the availability of virtual Domain Controllers running on ESXi hosts. Note:  The vulnerability exists in VMware Cloud Foundation, too. The vulnerability was responsibly disclosed to Broadcom VMware.   About the DoS vulnerability The vulnerability … Continue reading "A Denial of Service vulnerability threatens the availability of virtual Domain Controllers on VMware ESXi (VMSA-2024-0011, Important, CVE-2024-22273)"

I’m co-presenting a session at Experts Live Netherlands 2024

Advertised as the biggest Microsoft IT Pro event in the Netherlands, Experts Live Netherlands will take place Tuesday June 4th, 2024 at Conference Center NBC in Nieuwegein. It’s a privilege to share the stage again with my buddy Raymond.   About Experts Live Experts Live is an independent platform for IT Professionals on Microsoft solutions. … Continue reading "I’m co-presenting a session at Experts Live Netherlands 2024"

Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings, Part 3: How to optimize end-user experiences and privacy

Entra External ID, Microsoft's Business to Business (B2B) collaboration feature, has recently gained significant functionality to customize the end-user experience when people in the organization collaborate in Entra-integrated functionality, when this functionality is integrated in the Entra tenant of another organization. In this  series of blogposts, I share how Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings can be … Continue reading "Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings, Part 3: How to optimize end-user experiences and privacy"

Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.15.1 and 8.1.16.1 address an AD FS Adapter installation issue

On May 13th, 2024, Microsoft released versions 8.1.15.1 and 8.1.16.1 of its MFA Server product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios.   Versions 8.1.15.1 and 8.1.16.1 MFA Server v8.1.15.1 is intended for  use on: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2016 … Continue reading "Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.15.1 and 8.1.16.1 address an AD FS Adapter installation issue"

Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings, Part 2: How to manage common B2B collaboration scenarios

Entra External ID, Microsoft's Business to Business (B2B) collaboration feature, has recently gained significant functionality to customize the end-user experience when people in the organization collaborate in Entra-integrated functionality, when this functionality is integrated in the Entra tenant of another organization. In this series of blogposts, I share how Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings can be … Continue reading "Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings, Part 2: How to manage common B2B collaboration scenarios"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2024

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2024 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 21st 6 PM CEST and Friday May 24th 11 AM CEST. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a successor … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2024"

Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings, Part 1: Introduction

Entra External ID, Microsoft's Business to Business (B2B) collaboration feature, has recently gained significant functionality to customize the end-user experience when people in the organization collaborate in Entra-integrated functionality, when this functionality is integrated in the Entra tenant of another organization. In this series of blogposts, I share how Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings can be … Continue reading "Entra's Cross-tenant Access Settings, Part 1: Introduction"