No password, phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

Howdy, folks! Here in the identity division at Microsoft, we don’t like passwords any more than you do! So we’ve been hard at work creating a modern way to sign in that doesn’t require upper and lowercase letters, numbers, a special character, and your favorite emoji. And after a soft launch last month, we’re excited…

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Stop using SMB1

Hi folks, Ned here again and today’s topic is short and sweet: Stop using SMB1. Stop using SMB1. STOP USING SMB1! Earlier this week we released MS16-114, a security update that prevents denial of service and remote code execution. If you need this security patch, you already have a much bigger problem: you are still…

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Azure Subscription Migration to CSP

Last Update: 01 February 2017 I receive a lot of requests regarding traditional Azure subscription migration to CSP model. I see that CSP becomes more and more popular, and a lot of customers prefer CSP against EA/Pay-as-you-go because of its great benefits. It is easy to start using Azure in CSP if you haven’t used…


ConfigMgr 2012+ Version Numbers

UPDATED 30th of March 2017 Hi all, as requested I’ve just listed all the ConfigMgr 2012 Released  versions in a table below. We will do our best to keep this up to date as new updates are released. Note that the Client and Console versions will be exactly the same as the Release/Update version. To see…


Co to jest chmura (Cloud Computing)?

Drogi Czytelniku,Poniższy post został napisany przeze mnie w 2010 roku (3 lata temu). I jest to najczęściej odwiedzany post na moim blogu (wielokrotnie częściej niż inne posty). W związku z tym, że wiedza w temacie Cloud Computingu zmieniła się trochę od czasu 2010 roku to pozwoliłem sobie w oryginalnym artykule dokonać kilku zmian kosmetycznych – natomiast…


Enabling AD FS 2012 R2 Extranet Lockout Protection

Security is an integral aspect of running modern IT operations.  There is a clear understanding that we need to protect our IT assets, company data and personal identifiable information.  So when we discuss a migration to Office 365, security is an inevitable topic.  One aspect that we need to discuss is around account lockout, and…


Released: March 2017 Quarterly Exchange Updates

With this month’s quarterly release we bid a fond farewell to Exchange Server 2007. Support for Exchange Server 2007 expires on 4/11/2017. Update Rollup 23 for Service Pack 3 will be the last update rollup released for the Exchange Server 2007 product. Today we are also releasing the latest set of Cumulative Updates for Exchange…


UR12 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

  KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3209587/system-center-2012-r2-om-ur12 Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3209587 Additional MP Update download required:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55033     NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just apply the latest update. …

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Now Available: Update 1702 for System Center Configuration Manager

We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1702 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! Many of these enhancements are designed for organizations that are going through the digital transformation and want to modernize their IT infrastructure, policies and processes. As one…