Category Archives: What's New

HOWTO: Install the most recent Updates on your Domain Controllers

To address a known issue that affects Windows Servers that have the Domain Controller role, Microsoft has released an out-of-band update. After installing the November 2022 cumulative updates on Domain Controllers, you might experience Kerberos authentication issues due to the way Microsoft addressed CVE-2022-37966.   Microsoft Windows 2022 Regardless of having installed the November 8, 2022 update for […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 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 October 2022: What’s Planned Deprecation of older Azure AD Provisioning agent […]

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What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in October 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 and remediate […]

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On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for October 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. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for October 2022: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: […]

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What’s New in Group Policy in the Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2, build 22621)

Microsoft introduced its first update to Windows 11 on September 20th, 2022. As part of this release, new features have been released and previously optional products have been integrated. Some of these actions have lead to new Group Policy settings, as detailed by Microsoft in the Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows 11 2022 […]

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What’s New for Microsoft Entra at Microsoft Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 was held from October 12th to October 14th, 2022 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. At the event, the Microsoft Entra product teams have announced their completion of the following features: Identity Governance Public Preview Microsoft Entra Identity Governance helps organizations ensure that the right people have the right access […]

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Azure AD Connect v2.1.18.0 makes it easier for organizations to upgrade to Azure AD Connect v2.x

The official support deadline for people to upgrade their Azure AD Connect version 1.x installations may have passed,(August 31st, 2022), but many organizations are still in the process of migrating to Azure AD Connect v2.x. What’s New Microsoft addressed two issues: Loop during upgrade from v1.6.x Microsoft addressed an issue where the upgrade from version […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for September 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 September 2022: What’s New Self-Service Password Reset writeback for disconnected forests […]

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What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in September 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 and remediate […]

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What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in August 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 […]

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