TODO: Require MFA from four more Azure AD Roles through your Conditional Access Policies

As part of MC224734, Microsoft has communicated publicly that they are requiring multi-factor authentication (MFA) from four more Azure AD privileged roles through the Security Defaults functionality. Organizations leveraging Conditional Access to require MFA from privileged accounts should take note.   About Security Defaults Security Defaults is an Identity security feature. When enabled, it requires … Continue reading "TODO: Require MFA from four more Azure AD Roles through your Conditional Access Policies"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 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 October 2020: What’s Planned Azure AD On-Premises Hybrid Agents Impacted by … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2020"

Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 introduces five new Group Policy settings

On October 20th, 2020, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 to Visual Studio Subscribers and organizations with access to the Software Download Center and the Volume Licensing Service Center. This version is also known as Windows 10 ‘October 2020 Update’. This Windows version introduces five new Group Policy settings.   New Group Policy … Continue reading "Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 introduces five new Group Policy settings"

Identity-related new features in Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042

Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 to Visual Studio Subscribers and organizations with access to the Software Download Center and the Volume Licensing Service Center. This version is also known as Windows 10 ‘October 2020 Update’. It’s time to look at the new Identity-related features in this version of Windows 10:   … Continue reading "Identity-related new features in Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in September 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 September 2020, on top of the announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020: … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in September 2020"

A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft organized Ignite 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday September 22nd and Thursday September 24th. Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly event for IT Professionals and developers. At Microsoft Ignite they connect with IT leaders from around the world. They hear from industry thought-leaders on the changing landscape of IT, they find new technology partners … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020"

RoboCopy supports Copying Files over SMB with Compression on Windows Server 2019, and beyond

Microsoft is working hard to add features to Windows Server vNext, but is not forgetting about the vast majority of organizations that run Windows Server 2019 and might like the same functionality. The feature that I want to discuss with you today is SMB compression with robocopy.exe. SMB Compression with Robocopy The announcement for Windows … Continue reading "RoboCopy supports Copying Files over SMB with Compression on Windows Server 2019, and beyond"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in August 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 August 2020: What’s Planned Updates to Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server firewall … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in August 2020"

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.5.1 is here

Roughly 6 months ago, on February 26th, 2020, we saw the release of Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication Server (MFA Server) version 8.0.4. Now it’s time for an update to Microsoft’s product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios. This week, Microsoft released version 8.0.5.1.   What’s … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.5.1 is here"

Veeam Backup and Replication version 10a adds support for the latest technology

Two weeks ago, we saw the release of Veeam Backup and Replication version 10a. Veeam Backup & Replication 10a is the newer build of version 10. This update also includes all fixes from v10 Cumulative Patch 1 and v10 Cumulative Patch 2 for v10, and supersedes those patches. What’s New Veeam Backup and Replication 10a … Continue reading "Veeam Backup and Replication version 10a adds support for the latest technology"