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Adding a dynamic membership rule to a group in the Azure Portal

Dynamic Groups in Azure AD and Microsoft 365

When I first started in IT, my large organization had an entirely separate "Data Security" team who were responsible for user management - adds/moves/deletes and password resets. They were a small but busy team, handling both calls from users via ... continue reading
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Attack Surface Reduction Rules – Warn Mode with MEM/M365 Defender

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In a previous blog back in July, 2020, I walked through a demo of setting up an Attack ... continue reading
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MBAM Server Migration To Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Dear IT Pros, Today we discuss about MBAM's Bitlocker data migration to MEM Microsoft provides a range of flexible BitLocker management alternatives to meet organization’s needs, as follows: Cloud-based BitLocker management using Microsoft Endpoint Manager. On-premises BitLocker management using System ... continue reading
Create a new user with the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Microsoft 365 user management versus Azure Active Directory

If your organization is using Microsoft 365, you already have Azure Active Directory. It's the identity platform that provides the authentication of your users' credentials when they sign and and the authorization to your Microsoft 365 SaaS applications. If you ... continue reading
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MEM – All Things About USB Drive Management and Troubleshooting

Dear IT Pros, Today, we would discuss all things about USB flash drives management including access protection, Bitlocker encryption, AV security, and troubleshooting. Firstly, we should not reinvent the wheel, so we start with Paul Bergson’s excellent Tech blog article ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center Capabilities

Windows Admin Center is a tool I wish I had had when I was managing servers. When the tool was first announced in 2017 under the name Project “Honolulu”, I was intrigued. I was working for a managed service provider ... continue reading
Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

AksHci PowerShell February Release If you were one of many people who gave us feedback on our December release, we have exciting news for you! In our February release, we’ve delivered one of the most requested features, additional networking options! ... continue reading
Web shell attacks continue to rise

Web shell attacks continue to rise

One year ago, we reported the steady increase in the use of web shells in attacks worldwide. The latest Microsoft 365 Defender data shows that this trend not only continued, it accelerated: every month from August 2020 to January 2021, ... continue reading
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MEM – Managing CM Collection in the Cloud Configuration and Troubleshooting

Dear IT pros, As you knew it, starting with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager - MCM version 1906 (SCCM version 1906) you could enable co-management for Endpoint Manager -MEM (Intune) devices in the Azure Public Cloud, Azure US Government Cloud. The ... continue reading
OPS113: From WS2008 to Azure with containers – An Ops view

OPS113: From WS2008 to Azure with containers – An Ops view

IT Pros around the globe are trying to figure out how to modernize existing applications. End of Support for Windows Server 2008, how to move applications to the cloud, and how to leverage new technologies such as Kubernetes have become ... continue reading