Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

Update 1701 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1701 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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Identity Admins rejoice: Azure Active Directory meets Power BI!

Howdy folks, We’ve heard from many of our largest customers that it’s critically important to them to have easy access to information that helps them understand how their employees and partners are using Azure Active Directory. That understanding allows them to plan their IT infrastructure, to increase usage and maximize the business value they get...

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Microsoft Intune 2016 – a year in review

Where you are today is not where you will be tomorrow. Things change fast these days. Regardless of your industry, you’re always in motion – evolving and adapting to the shifting needs of your business and workforce. Intune gives you a diverse set of tools for managing your complex mobile environment and empowering a workforce...

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Introducing Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics for your Datacenter

This post was authored by Michael Dubinsky, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics. On today’s episode of Microsoft Mechanics we take a look at how Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) detects advanced attacks and insider threats in your environment. My name is Michael Dubinsky, and I lead the product team for Microsoft ATA. In...

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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes, part 2: The Secret to Learning from Failure & What Future CIO’s Do Next

In the Season 3 finale of “Lunch Break,” these deleted scenes have me on the road with with Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under Armour), Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), and Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure), and Brad Strock (CIO, PayPal). Mark and I talk about what job to give Doc. Brown if you’re trying to staff...

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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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The CIO of PayPal Talks About Managing the IT Behind One of the Industry’s Most Famous Divorces

Today I start a really interesting conversation with Brad Strock, the CIO of PayPal. Brad has the distinction of executing a very rare feat in the field of IT:  Overseeing the unbelievably complex technical requirements that accompanied the divorce of PayPal and eBay.  Brad shares some great inside info on that process, as well as...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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Eliminating Plaintext Passwords With Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Using LDAP

I may be stating the obvious, but it’s incredibly important to identify applications, servers, and sensitive accounts that should be using encryption. What we find all too frequently, however, is that passwords are being sent in plaintext in most enterprises. Here’s what you need to know about identifying these vulnerabilities and, more importantly, how to...

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