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What’s the difference between Azure Active Directory Identity Protection and Conditional Access?

If you’ve moved your Identity service to Azure Active Directory, or if you’ve connected your Active Directory to Azure Active Directory, you might be interested in what additional security features Microsoft can provide. With Azure Active Directory (AAD), Microsoft has ... continue reading
How to Implement Center for Internet Security (CIS) recommendations for Azure

How to Implement Center for Internet Security (CIS) recommendations for Azure

In the big wide world of security, it can be hard to know what Azure resource settings give you the best possible security posture. Organisations like the USA-based National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Center for Internet Security ... continue reading
Onboarding to Azure Lighthouse using a template

Onboarding to Azure Lighthouse using a template

Azure Lighthouse enables you to see and manage Azure resources from different tenancies, in the one place, with the power of delegated administration. That tenancy may be a customer (for example, if you're a managed services provider with a support ... continue reading
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Managing security with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Arc

I've previously blogged about Azure Lighthouse, for managing multiple difference Azure tenancies. This capability is useful for both Managed Service Providers, with support arrangements for multiple customers, and for large or complex Enterprise organizations (for example, if there are sub-brands ... continue reading
What's the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy?

What's the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy?

To understand the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy, we need to start with the architecture differences regarding how devices are seen in a Windows Server domain versus in Microsoft Azure. Traditional Group Policy architecture is based on Users ... continue reading

What’s the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy?

To understand the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy, we need to start with the architecture differences regarding how devices are seen in a Windows Server domain versus in Microsoft Azure. Traditional Group Policy architecture is based on Users ... continue reading
Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse

Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse

If you’ve explored the management capabilities inside Microsoft Azure, you’ll know there are a bunch of tools to help you manage and monitor your Azure resources and keep them compliant. Azure Blueprints (in preview) enables you to extend this across ... continue reading
How to use PowerShell & Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

How to use PowerShell & Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

You might have explored Azure Policy to enforce the configuration of Azure resources, but did you know it can also investigate inside virtual machines too? This is really helpful for being alerted of “configuration drift” – when you need visibility ... continue reading
How to use Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

How to use Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

You might have explored Azure Policy to enforce the configuration of Azure resources, but did you know it can also investigate inside virtual machines too? This is really helpful for being alerted of “configuration drift” – when you need visibility ... continue reading
Azure Bastion - Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

Azure Bastion – Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

There may be a valid reason why you need Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH) access to a virtual machine hosted in Microsoft Azure. Unfortunately, this means you either need to have ports like 3389 open on a ... continue reading