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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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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Is your drive encrypted?

Saw this come across a distribution list this morning.. 

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