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Deep Dive: Windows hybrid join single-sign-on to Azure Active Directory

Deep Dive: Windows hybrid join single-sign-on to Azure Active Directory

In a previous article, we explored the process of logging on to Windows and authenticating with an on-premises Active Directory domain, against a Windows Server domain controller. Many organizations are now using both on-premises and cloud resources, and users want ... continue reading
View software updates information for tenant attached devices with Configuration Manager TP 2107

View software updates information for tenant attached devices with Configuration Manager TP 2107

Update 2107 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. There's a new Software updates page for tenant attached devices. This page displays the status for software updates on a device. You can review which ... continue reading
Provision users into apps using SQL as a user store, more easily build complex expressions, and more

Provision users into apps using SQL as a user store, more easily build complex expressions, and more

Howdy folks, I'm excited to share the latest Active Azure Directory provisioning capabilities to help you with your user lifecycle and directory management needs. Automate provisioning users from Azure AD into on-premises applications Azure AD now supports provisioning into on-premises ... continue reading
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Intune – Enrollment Options for End-Entity Certificates

Working as a PKI engineer, I am frequently asked about "the best" method to enroll certificates to mobile devices via Intune. What exactly is the best method from a PKI engineer's perspective? The most secure one, of course. The following ... continue reading
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TLS and SQL Server Reporting Services: An Interesting Interaction

Our guest blogger, Lex Thomas, writes about ASCENT cases that are escalated and require networking expertise, usually with tracing. He joins us today to hopefully save everyone some troubleshooting time. Edited with added context by Jarred Mooney, Customer Engineer. Today ... continue reading
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Windows 10 – All Things About Application Guard

Hi IT Professionals, While working on a Customers ‘requests on Windows Defender Application Guard related to Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Attack Surface Reduction Policies, I could not find an up-to-date and detailed document from internet search. I have ended up ... continue reading
PowerShell basics: Query Windows Server Event Logs

PowerShell basics: Query Windows Server Event Logs

One of the most standard server administration tasks is trawling through event logs looking for information about an issue you want to troubleshoot. If you’re interacting with Windows Server through PowerShell, you can interact with those event logs using the ... continue reading
Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

As you manage your operations in Azure, your backup estate might expand by including new diverse set of workloads or scale-up in volume. At small-scale, actions such as identifying the right machines to be backed up, configuring backup, monitoring their ... continue reading
What's the difference between Azure roles and Azure AD roles?

What's the difference between Azure roles and Azure AD roles?

If you peek inside your Microsoft Azure environment, you’ll see two different kinds of roles – Azure roles and Azure AD roles. Lets see how Tailwind Traders matches these roles to maintain their “least privilege” security principle. Understanding the Microsoft ... continue reading
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How To Detect Changes In MECM Environments

Hi, Jonas here! Or as we say in the north of Germany: "Moin Moin!" I am a Senior Customer Engineer based in Germany and over the years I created several configuration items I use as part of a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM / ConfigMgr) baseline to detect configuration changes in the environment. In this blog ... continue reading