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Step 10. Detect and investigate security incidents: top 10 actions to secure your environment

“Step 10. Detect and investigate security incidents” is the final installment in the Top 10 actions to secure your environment blog series. Here we walk you through how to set up Azure Advanced Threat Protection (Azure ATP) to secure identities ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

I travel a lot in Italy, and many times I see multiple customers that are asking for the same requests. One request is the possibility to block some specific passwords in Active Directory. Unfortunately too many users have BAD habits ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select ... continue reading
How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

With the "end of support" on the horizon for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming January 2020, folks are looking around for resources to help them check off some high ticket items from their "to do" list. While coming back from ... continue reading

Security baseline (DRAFT) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the draft release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Please evaluate these proposed baselines and send us your feedback via blog comments ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: Windows Hello for business

Azure AD Mailbag: Windows Hello for business

Greetings! It’s another Friday, so it’s time for another Azure AD mailbag and today we’ll be looking at Windows Hello questions. It is my favorite and most used form of authentication on my Surface devices. Windows Hello is one of ... continue reading
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Changes to Ticket-Granting Ticket (TGT) Delegation Across Trusts in Windows Server (CIS edition)

Hello Everyone! Allen Sudbring here, Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Today I'm putting a post out to get some critical information to everyone who supports Windows Server and Active Directory Domain Services. If you haven’t seen the KB article that ... continue reading
Tough Questions Answered: Can I disable RC4 Etype for Kerberos on Windows 10?

Tough Questions Answered: Can I disable RC4 Etype for Kerberos on Windows 10?

Today I want to share with you a direct experience from the field. One customer received from the security team the request to disable the RC4 ETYPE (Encryption Type) for Kerberos for the windows 10 Clients, so the support team ... continue reading
Leap Seconds for the IT Pro: What you need to know

Leap Seconds for the IT Pro: What you need to know

First published on TECHNET on Oct 17, 2018Hi Everybody – Program Manager Dan Cuomo here to tell you, the IT Pro, everything you need to know about Leap Seconds on Windows. If you saw our recent blog series on the ... continue reading