I’m a 2024-2025 Microsoft MVP

Today, I received an e-mail message from Microsoft congratulating me on being accepted to the Microsoft MVP program. Microsoft is pleased to welcome me back to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) program in recognition of my outstanding contributions to the community in the following technical areas: Identity & Access Windows It’s an honor to be … Continue reading "I’m a 2024-2025 Microsoft MVP"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for June 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 June 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for June 2024"

What's New in Entra ID for June 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, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for June 2024:   What's Planned Refactored account details screen in … Continue reading "What's New in Entra ID for June 2024"

Join me for a webinar on SaaS app security posture management

On Wednesday, Jule 10th, 2024, join me to understand the 'red flags,' the most significant risks, and challenges companies face and unlock the secrets of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Security Posture Management. We dive deep into the threats and startling discoveries uncovered in the data over the past 265 days using the ENow App Governance Accelerator tool. … Continue reading "Join me for a webinar on SaaS app security posture management"

Eighteen years of Things better left unspoken

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the first blog post on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Fifteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Since June 23, 2006, this blog has featured 1,743 more blogposts, 1,435 comments and draws the attention of over 20,000 pairs of eyeballs … Continue reading "Eighteen years of Things better left unspoken"

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"