Category Archives: What's New

Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292 is available for download

Microsoft is hard at work to deliver on the successor to Windows Server 2019. Dubbed Windows Server vNext and Windows Server 21H2, previously, Windows Server now has a more official name: Windows Server 2022. I took a look at Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292.1, that was released on February 10th, 2021, and was compiled […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for January 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 January 2021:   What’s planned Secret token will be a mandatory […]

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What’s New in Identity in Microsoft Edge v88

Today, Microsoft made Edge version 88.0.705.50 generally available to the Edge stable channel. Consequently, Edge 88 will be rolling out to devices in the next few days.   What’s New in Identity Edge version 88 provides these new features in terms of identity:   Single Sign-on on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 When using Microsoft […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for December 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 December 2020:   What’s New Azure AD B2C Phone Sign-up and […]

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Veeam Backup for Office 365 v5 supports Backup and Restore of Teams and offers Architectural Enhancements

Today, Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 5.0.0.1061. This is the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5.   What’s New Next to enhanced backup job scheduling, easier collecting and exporting Veeam Explorer log files, the new VMC log and several RESTful API enhancements, here’s what’s […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for November 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 November 2020: What’s Planned Azure Active Directory TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:   […]

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