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ConfigMgr Reaches 25 Years

ConfigMgr Reaches 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1992, planning for a new product began – and that point in time has had a tremendous impact on my life and the lives of millions of IT Pros – and it has enabled us all to support 100s of millions of workers around the globe. Check out...

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System Center Updates Publisher September 2017 Preview is now available

System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Preview 2 is now available. If this is your first time looking at the SCUP Preview check out the announcement for Preview 1 here. In SCUP Preview 2, the update catalog format has been enhanced to provide a better experience for users when consuming large update catalogs.  Improvement include: Indexing...

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ConfigMgr @ 25

ConfigMgr @ 25

Late last week, I wrote about the remarkable quarter-century milestone reached by ConfigMgr, and today I wanted to dive even deeper into the backstory of this incredible product, share a couple announcements, and debut an awesome new documentary (lookout Sundance!) which offers an in-depth look at the genesis and growth of the product that created...

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First look at updates coming to Remote Desktop Services

First look at updates coming to Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) allows you to access a remotely-hosted Windows desktop environment or application from almost any device. We’re extending the capabilities of RDS to offer more security, flexibility to run Windows apps on any device, and cloud-readiness with upcoming additions to the RDS platform.   This week, I join Simon May to explain...

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EMS and Zimperium integration ensures risk free devices before accessing corporate resources

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of our integration with Zimperium, a leader in the mobile threat defense space. The integration between Zimperium and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security helps organizations defend against both known and unknown mobile threats and ensure that devices are risk-free and secure before users access corporate resources. Enhancing...

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Fewer login prompts: The new “Keep me signed in” experience for Azure AD is in preview

Howdy folks, A common request we get from our customers is to reduce the number of times users are prompted to sign into Azure AD. One way to reduce the frequency of prompts is to check the “Keep me signed in” checkbox on the sign-in flow, but our telemetry shows that usage of that checkbox...

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Marching into the future of the Azure AD admin experience: retiring the Azure classic portal

Howdy folks, Since we announced General Availability of the new Azure AD admin center in May, it’s been used by over 800,000 users from 500,000 organizations in almost every country in the world. The new admin center is the future for administration of Azure AD. For over a year, we’ve been listening to your feedback...

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Active Directory Access Control List – Attacks and Defense

Recently there has been a lot of attention and a few different blog posts (references at the end of the post) regarding the use of Discretionary Access Control List (DACL) for privilege escalation in a Domain environment. This potential attack vector involves the creation of an escalation path based in AD object permissions (DACLs). For...

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