Connecting to AAD, a look at the numbers..

In case you haven’t seen it, Alex Simons put up a post earlier today breaking down the various ways customers are connecting to and leveraging Azure AD. There’s some pretty impressive stuff included; including that pass through auth is already (1 month post GA) getting greater than 500K monthly active users.. amazing. Grab all the…

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Heard about Shielded VMs? Looking to learn more?

Then you should definitely check out this post by Dean Wells.. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/datacentersecurity/2017/03/14/shielded-vms-a-conceptual-review-of-the-components-and-steps-necessary-to-deploy-a-guarded-fabric/ it’s full of great information about building a guarded fabric.. well worth the read. (side note – if you ever get a chance to see him speak, do it, you won’t regret it)

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AD ACL Scanner

<<Updated link to new GitHub location>> Just in case you haven’t seen it yet our colleagues in PFE Sweden have put together an excellent post detailing the usage of AD ACL Scanner, a CodePlex PowerShell based GUI for reporting on AD permissions. Check it out here – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/pfesweplat/2017/01/28/forensics-active-directory-acl-investigation/ Grab the tool here – https://github.com/canix1/ADACLScanner    

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Azure AD V2 PowerShell Modules – Public Preview

ICYMI – Over the past few weeks we’ve been releasing public preview builds of the new AAD V2 PowerShell Module. <cliff notes version> Grab the latest bits here:  https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/AzureADPreview/2.0.0.33 Read a bit more about it here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/10/13/in-case-you-missed-it-azuread-powershell-v2-0-is-now-in-public-preview/ CMDLET reference list: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/azuread/v2/azureactivedirectory?redirectedfrom=msdn (bookmark me!)   </cliff notes>  

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AzureAD cert based auth for iOS and Android

In case you missed this one earlier today, cert based auth for AzureAD on mobile just hit preview.  Check out the post here for more info: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/07/18/azuread-certificate-based-authentication-for-ios-and-android-now-in-preview/

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Config drift for the PowerShell noob – AD Edition

Well, maybe not just for noobs 😉 One of the most common scenarios we get questions around is managing configuration drift in enterprise scale environments, especially given the high rate of change in the cloud connected world.  Generally speaking desired configuration management hasn’t been as prevalent in the identity space – most have treated DCs as special;…

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MS16-072 – Wait.. you broke my GPO!

Hi all – just taking a minute to link a couple of great posts from my colleagues in the Directory Services team, and PFE related to the MS16-072 release and some great general info about GPO in general. Ask the Directory Services Team – Deploying Group Policy Security Update MS16-072 \ KB316362 https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2016/06/22/deploying-group-policy-security-update-ms16-072-kb3163622/ Ask PFE…

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RSAT for Windows 10 released!

Hi all, Been awfully quiet around here lately; I'll look to change that over the next few weeks 🙂 In case you missed it, the RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) for Win10 just released..  grab them here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520

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What is this MaxConcurrentApi thing I keep hearing about?

Hi everyone – it’s obviously been a long while since I’ve published any updates out here.. its on my to-do list, I promise 🙂   In the meantime, I noticed that Tim Springston published a new article on MaxConcurrentApi that includes links to his detection scripts, some info on the new SCOM MP changes, etc.  You should…

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RSAT Tools for Win7 SP1

Have been published.. grab’em HERE

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