EMS Webinar: Holistic Security Centered on Identity

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  Wanted to make all aware of an upcoming webinar focused on Identity as part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite.  It is being presented by the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility team (Adam Baron, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft) and is not partner specific, but will give you a great overview of…

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TechNet on Tour: What’s new with Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and OSS for Modern IT Pros

Todd Sweetser Hi Partners!  Wanted to make you aware of this upcoming in-person training delivered by the TechNet team.  This is open to all so if you have tech’s that could benefit from expanded knowledge on Azure Infrastructure Services be sure and have them attend! What’s new with Microsoft cloud infrastructure and OSS for modern…

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Microsoft a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

I have some exciting news from Gartner about our EMS suite: “Gartner recognized Microsoft as a Visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. This Magic Quadrant rates vendors on their ability to help organizations integrate mobile devices into their security frameworks…

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Internal Use Rights for Enterprise Mobility Suite!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  My colleague Woody Walton recently blogged about the availability of EMS via OPEN here: It’s Official: Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) hits Open License and Reseller Community Monday!) Now how can you get up to speed on this solution? Best way is to use it yourself! Starting now you have…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Active Directory Application Integration

Partners, Watch a demo of how to add an application integration to your user accounts in Azure Active Directory.  Give users one web portal to access ALL of their SaaS applications, whether they are on their laptop, tablet or phone!  Your users may be using several SaaS solutions, but will only have to remember one…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Cloud App Discovery

Partners, Watch a quick demo of setting up Azure Cloud Application Discovery, an Azure service (currently in Preview) that provides insight into the SaaS solutions being used in an organization.  Use Cloud App Discovery to determine which SaaS applications are being used in your customer’s environment and how often they are being accessed.  Impress your…

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Azure Cloud App Discovery

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Partners, A few weeks ago, I blogged about the brand new Azure Identity Management Solution Accelerator, which provides detailed guidance on how to integrate your on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory (AAD).  Why integrate Azure AD with on-premises AD?  In short, this integration allows users to use their on-premises Active…

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New Azure Solution Accelerator – Azure Identity

Partners, This is the second Solution Accelerator focused on getting partners started on Azure.  In our first Solution Accelerator, we provide step-by-step guidance on setting up a Hybrid Cloud or extending your network to Azure.  The next logical step is to take advantage of managing identity in Azure and creating the identity bridge from Azure…

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Should I use DirSync or AAD Sync?

Tim Tetrick Hi Cloud Partners, I’m sure many of you out there are familiar with DirSync.  DirSync is a tool that has been around for a while that allows customers to keep their on-premises Active Directory continuously synchronized with Azure AD.  It syncs users, groups, and optionally passwords into the cloud for use with Microsoft…

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Free Ignite Training: Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Todd Sweetser Hello Cloud Partners! Wanted to make you aware of some no charge Office Ignite training coming up.  Great opportunity for excellent training on Office 365 Identities and Services! You're invited to attend a free 5-day instructor led virtual training on managing Office 365 identities and services. This free 5-day instructor led virtual course…

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Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 Poster

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Recently found this good resource in the Download Center for reviewing how Authentication can work with Office 2013 and Office 365.  Two scenarios illustrate how identities are provisioned and how those identities are authenticated completely in the Microsoft cloud or in a hybrid (on-premises and Microsoft cloud) topology.  It is…

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Accessing your Office 365 Admin Console using Azure (WAADM)!

Michael Kophs Partner Technology Strategist This is really cool!  We’ve been waiting for this!  By “we” I mean us cloud geeks that envision a 100% cloud only platform on which we run our business.  First lets discuss some very important acronyms that make this happen: WAAD (Windows Azure Active Directory):  If you or your customers…

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The Directory Sync tool can now be installed on a Domain Controller!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Some great news for those that are selling into the smaller SMB accounts that may be running a single Domain Controller and don’t have the resources to have a second server.  Historically you were required to install the Office 365 Directory Sync (DirSync) tool (now called Windows Azure Directory Sync…

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Office 365 Password Sync (part of Directory Sync) Now Available!

Michael Kophs, Cloud TSP Great news for Office 365 partners and customers that want a simple way to match their AD passwords with their Office 365 passwords!  The Office 365 Directory Synchronization tool (affectionately known as Dirsync) will now synchronize your user’s AD password with their Office 365 password.  Prior to this exciting release that…

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Identity management, to cloud or not to cloud

By Ron Grattopp ….last month one of the posts I did was on the “Cloud OS”, so as part of my research for that I ran across information from some time back that I think is still relevant but not well known about our technology, so I wanted to share.  This post centers around info…

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Exchange Server Supportability Matrices–Exchange 2010 and 2013

Josh Condie – One of the most valuable resources on the Microsoft public domain that I consistently have partners thank me for exposing to them is the Exchange Supportability Matrix.  These are condensed, single page charts providing all the details necessary for implementing a “supported” Exchange Server configuration. Inclusive of the following: Lifecycle Dates Release…

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Browser security redux

 By Ron Grattopp …..About 6 months ago, I did a post around including browser security as part of your customer conversations.  As we move forward in this ever more mobile, cloud-oriented computing paradigm where the browser becomes THE central app, I believe browser security should be an even larger part of the security solution equation…

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Out of Band Security Fix, Please Take Action Now – Bulletin MS12-063 – Critical

Rob Waggoner     Friday we released an Out of Band security fix for Internet Explorer.  This fix covers IE 6, 7, 8 & 9 and it is a critical fix.  We don’t release normal fixes Out of Band and we recognize how difficult it is for our partners and customers to react to a…

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Secure booting in Windows 8

By Ron Grattopp ….I mentioned in my last post that I would follow up on the Trusted Boot process in Windows 8, and give you more details on it as well as Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).  First, let’s start with a quick UEFI primer. Historically, most Windows-based computers begin their boot process using some…

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Update: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR v12)

  By Ron Grattopp …..Well, it’s been over 2 years since I’ve blogged about the SIR (last one I did was for V8, Apr 2010), so I thought it might be time for a reprise.  You might remember that the SIR is published twice a year for the previous 6-month period, so this one (V12)…

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