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.
Microsoft Defender: Rebranding, Modernizing, and Simplifying Microsoft’s Security ToolsAnnounced at Ignite 2020, Microsoft has consolidated their threat protection products and is rebranding them as Microsoft Defender (Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender). The Microsoft 365 Defender line Now Includes:Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)Microsoft Defender for […]
For our customers under 300 employees, Azure Active Directory Plan 1 is coming to M365 Business Premium.
Licensing for MFA, Conditional Access, and Risk-Based Conditional Access has been coming up in many of our conversations.
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.
It’s a hot topic right now with many of our customers requiring some sort of remote work solution for their employees. WVD on Azure is Microsoft’s fully managed desktop virtualization solution in the cloud.
Very little can be said with certainty these days, beyond that we appear to be heading into a period of prolonged economic volatility. On March 19th, 2020, Bank of America’s top economist stated that the U.S. economy had entered a recession. Yet, between March 23rd and 27th, the Dow rallied to such a degree that it re-entered […]
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 Security […]
Azure Reservations are a great way for our customers to save on their Azure spend, but it benefits Microsoft as well. With Azure Reservations, Microsoft is asking you as the customer to forecast your upcoming 1-year or 3-year workload requirements. Therefore, Reservations are effectively a ‘trade’ between Microsoft and you as the customer. This […]
A company that sells and services communication devices had an upcoming Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) deployment planned for the following week, but they overlooked one important detail. They needed to lockdown the new Zebra Technologies devices that they would be using to scan inventory barcodes into their ERP system. These devices would be […]