What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in December 2021

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 December 2021"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2021

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates. For December 2021, Microsoft announced that the preview updates would be skipped, because of minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western new year. These … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2021"

Azure AD Connect v2.0.89.0 addresses an issue with disappearing linked mailboxes

Hot on the heels of Azure AD Connect v2.0.88.0, Microsoft released an update to Azure AD Connect v2.x. to address a pressing issue with linked mailboxes. Note:None of the Azure AD Connect v2.x releases are released for automatic upgrade. Manual upgrades are required to gain the new functionality and security levels once you're on the … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.0.89.0 addresses an issue with disappearing linked mailboxes"

Azure AD Connect v2.0.88.0 addresses a security issue in Microsoft.Data.OData and offers new functionality

Roughly three months after the release of the last Azure AD Connect version, Microsoft released a security update to Azure AD Connect v2.x. to address a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability. Microsoft recommends updating Azure AD Connect to v2.0.88.0 as soon as possible, Note: None of the Azure AD Connect v2.x releases are released for … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.0.88.0 addresses a security issue in Microsoft.Data.OData and offers new functionality"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for November 2021

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 November 2021:    What’s planned Tenant enablement of combined security information … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for November 2021"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in November 2021

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 November 2021"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for November 2021

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates. These are the Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for November 2021: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB5007192 November … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for November 2021"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2021

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 2021: What’s Planned Limits on the number of configured API … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2021"

Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning Agent v1.1.587.0 brings Password Writeback

Last week, Microsoft released version 1.1.587.0 of its Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning Agent. While the release notes for this version include only one bullet point followed by five words, I wanted to shed some more light on what ‘Cmdlet to configure Password WriteBack’ means: It means Password WriteBack is now available for organizations who … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning Agent v1.1.587.0 brings Password Writeback"

Support for the v2 endpoint is no longer available for Azure AD Connect v1.x

As an amendent to the Azure AD Connect version release history documentation this week, Microsoft communicated that the v2 endpoint for Azure AD Connect is no longer supported for Azure AD Connect versions running version 1.5x and 1.6x.   About Azure AD Connect’s v2 endpoint Microsoft has deployed a new endpoint (API) for Azure AD … Continue reading "Support for the v2 endpoint is no longer available for Azure AD Connect v1.x"