Azure AD Connect Pass-Through Authentication – tracking sign-on activity with event viewer and Microsoft OMS

  Quick post today around Active Directory sign-on auditing when using AAD Connect Pass-Through Authentication.   Azure AD Connect Pass-Through Authentication (PTA) provides the ability to pass authentication off directly to domain controllers. When passwords are reset or changed they’re reflected in Azure AD immediately via Azure AD Connect sync. Additionally, self-service password reset (SSPR)…

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Azure AD Geolocation by sign-in activity using Power BI

  If you’re an Office 365 customer or even an Azure customer then you’re probably familiar with Azure Active Directory (or Azure AD).  Azure AD is the core identity provider that the majority of Microsoft services rely on for authentication.  For today’s post I thought it would be interesting to pull sign-in activity into Power…

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Azure Active Directory + O365 Conditional Access Scenarios Explained

Hi everyone, with all the cross integration between Azure Active Directory and Office 365 it time to explain these conditional access in detail.  While Office 365 offers a level of controls by service, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune can come over the top of those services an provide further controls or leverage conditional access…

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Azure AD Security – Protect Those Accounts, Services, and Audit Access!

Everyday I’m asked questions about Enterprise Mobility + Security as well as other Microsoft services. I’m also asked how we can provide single-sign on to SaaS and on-premises applications using Azure AD Premium. What surprises me though is how few organizations ask me about providing additional protection layers to protect accounts as well as the…

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Azure AD Identity Protection

With all the news about cyber-attacks and data leakage and stolen credentials, it’s important that a multilayered security approach is in place no matter how small or large the organization. Even as individuals, implementing a multilayered security approach for our personal accounts is beneficial (e.g. two-factor authentication). I’ve posted in the past about Microsoft Advanced…

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Microsoft Cloud App Security

  Have you ever wondered what is going on within the SaaS services your organization is using? Are you curious about what unsanctioned SaaS apps employees may be storing company data in? Do you want to know where and when sensitive data is stored in the cloud? Do you want to know who’s accessing sensitive…

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Microsoft Windows Store for Business and Azure AD Join

With Windows 10 available, many organizations are considering upgrading. There are a lot of reasons to consider upgrading to Windows 10 and if you’re interested in learning more please visit: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn986867(v=vs.85).aspx If you’re interested in learning more about the Windows 10 Roadmap for Business please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/windows-roadmap  First I’ll walk through the registration of a…

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Invite external users to access Publically Shared URLs via Power BI using Azure AD

  With the rapid adoption of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and services surrounding Azure AD, we’re seeing more and more customers interested in publishing SaaS apps as well as custom apps to employees, consultants, and business partners.  One of the challenges of granting application access to users is provisioning/maintaining infrastructure, user management, and what…

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Microsoft Intune - Mobile Application Management (MAM) standalone

Have you ever been asked the question “…after I enroll my device, what happens to the personal data on my device if I leave the company?” Sound familiar? I’ve heard this many times when I speak with organizations and in the past the answer was “we have the right to delete everything on your device,…

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Microsoft Intune and Apple Mac Management

The Microsoft Intune team recently announced the ability to enroll and manage the Apple Mac. I’m happy to say that the feature has been deployed as part of the recent Intune release. Today’s post will focus on Mac enrollment and management via Intune. For details you can read more about the update and what management…

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