Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4c build 4.0.1.519 offers support for disabled legacy protocols

Six weeks ago, we looked at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 works in tenants with multi-factor authentication required for admin roles. With Security Defaults being the norm in newly created Azure AD tenants and their respective Office 365 tenants, it’s a good time to look at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 can work … Continue reading "Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4c build 4.0.1.519 offers support for disabled legacy protocols"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in May 2020

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 May 2020, on top of the announcements made at Build 2020: … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in May 2020"

A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft organized Microsoft Build 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 19th 8AM Pacific Time and Thursday May 21st 8 AM Pacific Time. 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 … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020"

HOWTO: Secure VMware Horizon with Azure MFA through its NPS Extension

This week, one of my customers is switching to Azure multi-factor authentication as their only multi-factor authentication solution for their employees. As the organization leverages VMware Horizon, this implementation needs to be switched to Azure MFA as well. Here’s how we secured their VMware Horizon implementation with Azure MFA through the Azure MFA NPS Extension: … Continue reading "HOWTO: Secure VMware Horizon with Azure MFA through its NPS Extension"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 19th 8AM Pacific Time and Thursday May 21st 8 AM Pacific Time. 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 … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2020"

TODO: Optimize the Azure Multi-factor Authentication methods used throughout your organization

Multi-factor Authentication will be organizations’ means of authentication verification for a while. After clearing the first hurdles in your organization when implementing multi-factor authentication, consisting of communication, registration and adoption, the next hurdle is optimization.   Why optimize Multi-factor Authentication? Multi-factor Authentication offers verification of people authenticating to access organizational data, applications, services and/or systems; … Continue reading "TODO: Optimize the Azure Multi-factor Authentication methods used throughout your organization"

TODO: Move from per-user MFA to Conditional Access

One of the remnants of the PhoneFactor infrastructure is an old page that is linked in the Azure Portal. It allows for enforcing multi-factor authentication on a per-user basis. It should not be used for several reasons. Here’s why.   Ways to require multi-factor authentication in Azure AD In Azure Active Directory, there are three … Continue reading "TODO: Move from per-user MFA to Conditional Access"

Recordings of the webinars with Netwrix are now available

Last month, on April 22nd, 28th and 30th, I hosted three 60-minute webinars with Netwrix on my three favorite chapters in my Active Directory Administration Cookbook. Over 1800 people have registered for these webinars. Now, a mere week after the last webinar, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already placing the … Continue reading "Recordings of the webinars with Netwrix are now available"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in April 2020

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 April 2020:   What’s New Combined security info registration experience generally … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in April 2020"

Choosing the right Passwordless sign-in method for your colleagues

Passwordless is Microsoft’s strategy to improve enterprise security and enable end-user convenience at the same time. The era of passwords is slowly coming to an end and Microsoft offers readily-available solutions for your colleagues to sign-in to their devices and services. However, with its many passwordless methods, Microsoft isn’t making it easy for identity admins … Continue reading "Choosing the right Passwordless sign-in method for your colleagues"