On October 18th, 2016, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 focusing on a simplified experience and improving security features. Today, we're seeing one year of support left for this great product that has served so many organizations well. vSphere 6.5 To me, vSphere 6.5 was a milestone release. Sure, it didn't have the appeal as other … Continue reading "Support for vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 6.7 ends in one year"
Azure Active Directory 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 Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for September 2021: What's Planned Limits on the number of configured API … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for September 2021"
When looking at the October 12th, 2021 updates today, I noticed three updates that specifically address vulnerabilities in Active Directory Domain Services and DNS. These vulnerabilities affect domain controllers at the heart of many networking infrastructure environments. About the vulnerabilities Three vulnerabilities were addressed: CVE-2021-40460 RPC Runtime Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability CVE-2021-40460 is a vulnerability … Continue reading "Three Active Directory vulnerabilities were addressed in the October 2021 Updates"
When looking at the October 2021 Patch Tuesday today, I noticed three updates that specifically address vulnerabilities in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). About the vulnerabilities Three vulnerabilities were addressed today: CVE-20221-40456 AD FS Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability CVE-2021-40456 is a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to bypass BannedIPList entries for WS-Trust workflows … Continue reading "Three vulnerabilities in AD FS were addressed at this month's Patch Tuesday"
I will be hosting a webinar on the 26th of October with the title "Controlling your Enterprise Mail flow". The European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC) is hosting this live event webinar. It is a topic I have frequently visited before. However, I still find organizations struggle with it. If you are an … Continue reading "I will host an ESPC live webinar "Controlling your Enterprise Mail flow" on October 26th"
Two weeks ago, we saw the release of Veeam Backup and Replication version 11a. Veeam Backup & Replication 11a is the newer build of version 11. This update includes over 2000 enhancements and fixes based on customer feedback. It also includes fixes from all cumulative patches for the original v11 release. What's New Veeam Backup … Continue reading "Veeam Backup and Replication v11a offers new support capabilities"
Azure Active Directory is extremely versatile and offers profound ways to share applications, data and functionality with people outside your organization. However, sometimes you don't want to share things with people outside your organization. Here's how. The problem with All Users One of the first things you need to realize in Azure AD when … Continue reading "HOWTO: Provide access to Employees Only in Azure AD"
Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory admins to investigate (potential) breaches … Continue reading "What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in September 2021"
Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. Additionally, Windows Server 2022 received its first share of updates, last month. These are the Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for September 2021: Windows Server 2016 We … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for September 2021"
With the General Availability of Windows Server 2022, everybody looks at the learning community to get up to speed with Microsoft's latest and greatest Windows Server operating system (OS). From that perspective, I'm happy to announce that I started work on the Second Edition of my Active Directory Administration Cookbook. What's changing? Here's what … Continue reading "Teasing the Second Edition of my Active Directory Administration Cookbook"