Windows Server 2022 is now available

Windows Server 2022 is the next release in the Long-term servicing channel (LTSC) for Windows Server. It introduces advanced multilayer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure and a flexible application platform. It is now available for MSDN subscribers, VLSC customers and in Azure IaaS. What's New As part of this release, Windows Server is getting secured-core … Continue reading "Windows Server 2022 is now available"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in July 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 July 2021"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for July 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 July 2021: What’s Planned New Google sign-in integration for Azure AD … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for July 2021"

Azure AD Connect version 2.0.3.0 is here

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Yesterday, Microsoft released the first version in the 2.x branch of Azure AD Connect: v2.0.3.0 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 2.0.3.0 is here"

A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Inspire 2021

Another Microsoft Inspire event has come to a close. Microsoft organized Inspire 2021 as a free digital event between Wednesday July 14th 5 PM and Friday July 16th 5 PM CEST. Microsoft Inspire is Microsoft’s annual event where it kicks off its fiscal year with its partner community. Inspire is Microsoft’s way to explain what’s … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Inspire 2021"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for June 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 June 2021:   What’s Planned Context panes to display risk details … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for June 2021"

Azure AD-related updates from Identiverse 2021

Identiverse is the place for all things Identity. This year’s Identiverse Conference marks the 12th Identiverse Conference; its first-ever hybrid event to be held starting June 21, 2021. The in-person component is in Denver, Colorado with an accompanying virtual component that can be accessed from anywhere. Microsoft’s contributions to Identiverse 2021 were towards the virtual … Continue reading "Azure AD-related updates from Identiverse 2021"

TODO: Migrate from Azure MFA Server to Azure multi-factor authentication

This week, Microsoft made available guidance to migrate from Azure MFA Server to Azure multi-factor authentication (Azure MFA). While Microsoft officially still supports its on-premises Azure MFA Server product, the reality for organizations using MFA Server for multi-factor authentication purposes is harsh: Since MFA Server 8, released on April 10, 2018. MFA registration for the … Continue reading "TODO: Migrate from Azure MFA Server to Azure multi-factor authentication"

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is back

Microsoft released a new version of Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) this week. This version, released as part of the SysInternals suite, solves a critical vulnerability and allows admins in Microsoft-oriented networks to enjoy remote desktop connections again (relatively) safely. About Remote Desktop Connection Manager RDCMan used to be a popular tool to collect, categorize … Continue reading "Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is back"

Azure AD-related announcements from RSA Conference 2021

Microsoft’s contribution to the virtual 2021 RSA Conference between May 17, 2021 and May 20, 2021 was centered around the principle of Zero Trust. Certainly, announcements were made to fit the principals of Zero Trust from within Azure AD. Azure AD features, announced at RSA 2021 Microsoft announced the following new Azure AD features: GPS-based … Continue reading "Azure AD-related announcements from RSA Conference 2021"