(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) Generally Available

Today’s Tip… Azure Application Gateway is our Application Delivery Controller (ADC) layer 7 network service offering capabilities including SSL termination, true round robin load distribution, cookie-based session affinity, multi-site hosting, and URL path based routing. Application Gateway provides SSL policy control and end to end SSL encryption to provide better application security hardening. These capabilities…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Information Protection Documentation Update for March 2017

Today’s Tip… Azure Information Protection: Control and help secure email, documents, and sensitive data that you share outside your company walls. From easy classification to embedded labels and permissions, enhance data protection at all times, no matter where it’s stored or who it’s shared with. The documentation has been updated on the web and the…

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Tip of the Day: Reduce running costs for your RDS Deployment in Azure using Auto-Scaling

Today’s Tip… The most significant cost is the RDSH server VMs, so a great way to reduce cost is to shut down and de-allocate your RDSH VMs during off hours and then start them back up again as usage increases.  The Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) auto-scaling sample script uses Azure Resource Management (ARM) PowerShell….

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Remote Desktop clients – March 2017 update

Today’s Tip… The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Team has posted blog highlighting updates to the Remote Desktop apps for Windows, Android, iOS and Mac. Follow these links if you would like to try out the improvements on your device right away: Windows 10 Mac OS iOS Mac OS Beta Android You can find a comparison…

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Tip of the Day: Azure MFA cloud based protection for on-premises VPNs is now in public preview!

Today’s Tip… Azure MFA provides a hybrid multifactor authentication solution for Windows 10 VPN. Using a first-party auth extension, an on-premises NPS server provides the primary auth, forwarding RADIUS-encrusted REST calls to an Azure MFA tenant for the secondary authentication. Read More At: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/02/06/azure-ad-news-azure-mfa-cloud-based-protection-for-on-premises-vpns-is-now-in-public-preview/

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Tip of the Day: Creators Update (v1703) – Establishing a VPN Connection from the Network Flyout

When launched from the VAN, VPN connections on Windows 8.1 could be completed in as few as two clicks. In Windows 10 however, the number of steps regressed to as many as five to seven clicks. Windows 10 v1703 (Creators Update) improves the user experience by including UI enhancements reducing the number of steps required…

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Tip of the Day: Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) Architecture

Today’s Tip… Wonder what ever happened to Domain Isolation using IPsec? Well, that is so last decade! Let me introduce you to the ESAE Administrative Forest Design Approach practiced by Microsoft’s Cyber Security Services Team. Securing Privileged Access: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/security/securing-privileged-access/securing-privileged-access

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Tip of the Day: Removed or Deprecated Features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Today’s Tip… The below article lists features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Creators Update edition have either been removed from the product in the current release (“Removed”) or are not in active development and are planned for potential removal in subsequent releases (“Deprecated”). This list is intended for IT professionals who are updating operating…

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Tip of the Day: High DPI Improvements for Desktop App Developers in Windows 10 Creators Update

Today’s Tip… Video Description: Display technology and usage scenarios have changed significantly since the time when many desktop app technologies were first introduced. Many desktop UI frameworks on Windows have, historically, struggled to keep up with modern usage scenarios such as handling multiple displays with different DPI values or handling dynamic DPI changes (docking/undocking, RDP,…

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