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LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements - JANUARY 2020 Updates

LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements – JANUARY 2020 Updates

Hi All, Alan here again, this time trying to give some details on these two settings that will become active from January 2020 and they are creating some misunderstandings. Let’s start saying that since Windows Server 2008 we have events ... continue reading
MIM 2016 SP1–Service and Portal Installation Guide

MIM 2016 SP1–Service and Portal Installation Guide

First published on MSDN on Jul 19, 2018 Introduction:This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide does not cover the installation of ... continue reading

Core Networking and Internet Standards

Internet Standards Constantly throughout the day, we (and devices on our behalf) all use the Internet: TCP, UDP, HTTP, TLS, DHCP, DNS, and countless other protocols that define the Internet or improve how it runs. How do these foundational protocols ... continue reading
How to use Azure Bastion to connect securely to your Azure VMs

How to use Azure Bastion to connect securely to your Azure VMs

Using a bastion host can help limit threats such as port scanning and other types of malware targeting your VMs. Ashish Jain joins Scott Hanselman to show how Azure Bastion gives you secure and seamless RDP and SSH access to ... continue reading
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All your creds are belong to us!

A few days ago, our team helped someone who had been a target of account takeover (ATO). Despite protecting the account with mandatory two-step verification using SMS and the Authenticator app, attackers had broken into the account and changed the ... continue reading
Disabling Legacy TLS

Disabling Legacy TLS

Hi, my name is Gabriel Montenegro and I am a Program Manager in Windows Core Networking working on web technologies. The secure web (HTTP over TLS, also known as “HTTPS”) is increasingly prevalent. Good. However, there are several versions of ... continue reading
Lift and Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 2 (The Backup & Restore)

Lift and Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 2 (The Backup & Restore)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuilloryThe Backup and Restore Now that we have gotten Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to a point where we can restore the backup to supported version of a higher Operating System ... continue reading
Preparing for HTTPS Only

Preparing for HTTPS Only

First published on TECHNET on Jul 13, 2016Authored by Danny GuilloryAs you can imagine being a Microsoft ConfigMgr PFE, I see a lot of ConfigMgr environments. I usually get asked the question by either the ConfigMgr team or the Security ... continue reading

TLS version enforcement capabilities now available per certificate binding on Windows Server 2019

At Microsoft, we often develop new security features to meet the specific needs of our own products and online services. This is a story about how we solved a very important problem and are sharing the solution with customers. As ... continue reading
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Establishing Linked Server to SQL Server using MSOLEDB Driver

Technical Reviewer: Krishnakumar Rukmangathan - Support Escalation Engineer, SQL Server BI Developer team, Microsoft Troy Moen - Sr. Escalation Engineer Linked server enable the SQL Server Database Engine to read data from remote data sources and execute commands against remote ... continue reading