Azure Virtual Desktop: What’s New in AVD and Different from Windows Virtual Desktop?

Have you heard the news? Windows Virtual Desktop (colloquially known as WVD) is now Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Microsoft announced the rebranding on June 7, 2021, about 21 months after making WVD generally available at the end of September 2019 (uncanny timing, given the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and the corresponding shift to remote […]

How Microsoft 365 Identified Suspicious Behavior Other Security Programs Missed

You may be confident that your employees would never share logins or behave in this way, but ultimately, that’s beside the point. As phishing attacks grow more and more sophisticated and frequent every day, every business needs to be concerned about the potential repercussions associated with employee credentials being accidentally compromised.

Pricing and Feature Changes Coming to Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune/SCCM)

Microsoft is adding extra security and management functionality into their Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security E3 (EMS E3) offerings and will increases prices starting July 1st, 2021.

Enforcing Passwordless Logins with AADJ Windows 10 and Endpoint Manager Intune (Part 2)

In the last blog post, we enabled FIDO2 security key logins with Windows 10 on our AADJ Windows machines, but users are still able to login with username/password. What if we want to enforce a FIDO2 Security Key or Windows Hello for Business login?

FIDO2 Security Key for Windows 10 (Part 1)

As companies like Yubico announce the next generation of YubiKeys with biometrics, let’s take a look at what is actually possible today with Azure AD Joined Windows 10 devices. Microsoft pushes us closer and closer to passwordless login options, but without a domain and GPOs available, some of our clients are left wanting. In this series of blog posts, I am going to walk through the setup of a FIDO2 device in Azure AD and Windows 10, and later apply Intune policies to alter login options.

Full Azure AD P1 is coming to M365 Premium

For our customers under 300 employees, Azure Active Directory Plan 1 is coming to M365 Business Premium.

Licensing Azure AD Premium Plans (Conditional Access, MFA, etc.)

Licensing for MFA, Conditional Access, and Risk-Based Conditional Access has been coming up in many of our conversations.

Validate Azure AD Device Dynamic Membership Rules in Preview

Previously when creating queries for dynamic membership rules in Azure AD, you would have to create the group, then provide the syntax, and then wait anywhere from 5-10 minutes while Azure AD evaluates the group members.  When first starting out, this can add up to hours of timing waiting for results. 

Microsoft Cloud App Security continues to impress!

  Microsoft Cloud App Security continues to impress our customers and us with its capabilities!  I’ll abbreviate it as MCAS, because anyone who works in the Microsoft space will know that there are way too many “CAS” acronyms. Haha. If you haven’t heard of Cloud App Security it is Microsoft’s version of a Cloud Access […]