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Graphic detailing three different waves of identity attacks. First is password attacks, which consist of breach replay, password spray, and phishing. Next is multifactor authentication attacks, which includes SIM-jacking, multifactor authentication fatigue, adversary in the middle. Third is post-authentication attacks, including token theft and consent phishing.

2023 identity security trends and solutions from Microsoft

Welcome to 2023! I wanted to kick this year off by having a quick look at the trends in identity security, what you can do about it, and what Microsoft is doing to help you. One of the things we ... continue reading
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Microsoft Security innovations from 2022 to help you create a safer world today

The start of a new year is always a great time for reflection—to be grateful for all we have and the progress security teams have made as well as look ahead to how we can reshape the security landscape. I ... continue reading
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​​Microsoft Entra: 5 identity priorities for 2023

Welcome to 2023. After the pandemic upended how we work, learn, play, and manage our lives, we find ourselves more connected than ever, with more convenient access to an ever-wider range of online tools and experiences. But as our global ... continue reading
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Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (December 2022)

  Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here once again with this month’s “Check This Out!” (CTO!) guide. These posts are only intended to be your guide, to lead you to some content of interest, and are just a way we are ... continue reading
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Windows 10 or Windows 11 GPO ADMX – An Update

Hi community,   I am Helmut Wagensonner, a Cloud Solution Architect – Engineer at Microsoft. In a former blog (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/windows-10-or-windows-11-gpo-admx-which-one-to-use-for-your/ba-p/3063322), where I did a comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 11 ADMX files, I promised in my comments to do ... continue reading
End user passwordless utopia

End user passwordless utopia

With all the different technologies available in Azure and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), it’s easy to miss the bigger picture and how they all play into the end user experience.  This includes:  Azure AD Multifactor authentication (MFA) Passwordless authentication ... continue reading
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Microsoft Azure CLX: A personalized program to learn Azure

The rise of cloud computing has created demand for proven cloud experts. That’s why we’ve launched the Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) program, designed to help aspiring learners and IT professionals become Microsoft Azure cloud pros. CLX is a ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: Bonus – IIS remote management

5 tips for IIS on containers: Bonus – IIS remote management

While the intent with the Microsoft Ignite session and this blog series was to provide 5 tips for running IIS workloads on Windows containers, we could not leave this one out – so here’s a bonus blog post for you! ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: #5 Container and Node OS upgrade

5 tips for IIS on containers: #5 Container and Node OS upgrade

When we presented this topic at Microsoft Ignite earlier this year, I asked the audience in the room the regular question we ask: How many of you are running Windows Server 2012 in your environment? Note that I’m not even ... continue reading
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Microsoft supports the DoD’s Zero Trust strategy

The Department of Defense (DoD) released its formal Zero Trust strategy today, marking a major milestone in its goal of achieving enterprise-wide implementation by 2027. The strategy comes at a critical time as United States government networks continue to face ... continue reading