What's New in Azure Active Directory for February 2022

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 February 2022: What’s Planned France digital accessibility requirement General Availability Service … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for February 2022"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in February 2022

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 February 2022"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for February 2022

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 February 2022"

Microsoft is retiring Azure AD Connect v2.x versions 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version

Microsoft will begin retiring past versions of Azure AD Connect version 2.x 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version. This policy will go into effect on March 15th, 2023, when Microsoft will retire all versions that are superseded by a newer version on March 15th, 2022. The following Azure AD … Continue reading "Microsoft is retiring Azure AD Connect v2.x versions 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for January 2022

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 January 2022: What’s New Continuous Access Evaluation General Availability Service category: … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for January 2022"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in January 2022

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 January 2022"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2022

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 January 2022"

Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 8.0.7.1 fixes an issue with One-Way SMS Performance

After 8 months, 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. Last week, Microsoft released version 8.0.7.1 of it’s Azure MFA Server as an update to Azure MFA Server version 8.0.6.1. What’s New The release notes mention one … Continue reading "Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 8.0.7.1 fixes an issue with One-Way SMS Performance"

VMware vSphere 7 Update 3c is now available, accompanied by vCenter Server 7 Update 3c with Log4J fixes

For all virtualization admins, running VMware vSphere, a new stable release of vSphere 7 Update 3 is now available. Additionally, the vCenter Server that is part of this release addresses the Apache Log4j critical security vulnerabilities found in this product. Earlier with vSphere 7 Update 3… In November 2021, VMware took the unprecedented step to … Continue reading "VMware vSphere 7 Update 3c is now available, accompanied by vCenter Server 7 Update 3c with Log4J fixes"

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