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. 

How to remove a synced Teams folder from Windows File Explorer

Are you having trouble removing a synced Teams folder from your Windows Explorer view? To help understand how this works, it is useful to remember that OneDrive for Business and Teams are both using SharePoint on the backend. The synchronization utilizes the OneDrive for Business app installed on your local computer. This means this works […]

How to synchronize a Teams folder to your local Computer

Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business (OneDrive) and SharePoint are all connected, with SharePoint being the backend storage system. Whether you are storing files in your OneDrive for Business account or in Files in a Teams channel, it is all stored in SharePoint, so synchronizing between “the cloud” and your local computer works the same way. […]

Let’s talk a little Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

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.

Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 (Part 2)

In my previous post on Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 (Part 1), we covered the prerequisites to installing Exchange 2013 in your Exchange 2010 environment.  In this article we will cover installing Exchange 2013 and configuring it for coexistence.  For simplicity’s sake, I will show screenshots from a single “all-in-one” […]

Active Directory Snapshot with NTDSUTIL

When making changes to Active Directory, like Schema updates, it is recommended to make a backup of AD. It is also recommended to perform these changes on an offline Domain Controller, perform your tests, and the only then replicate the changes to the remaining DCs. The topic of this article is about backing up AD. […]

The 2012 Microsoft Product Roadmap

The star of last year’s product roadmap was Office 365. Microsoft this year looks likely to pivot from the public cloud to the private cloud, while also shipping staples like SQL Server and releasing major betas — and possibly final versions — of blockbusters including Windows 8 tablet, client and server, and Office 15. Continue […]