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Business Continuity with Azure – Connectivity

As someone who has worked in IT departments and an IT consultant for a Managed Service Provider (MSP), Business Continuity plans are something I’ve been involved in quite a lot. Either recovering from a threat or designing a solution that ... continue reading
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Beyond the Edge: How to Secure SMB Traffic in Windows

Hiya folks, Ned here again. Organizations are good at firewalling the network edge to stop inbound intruders. We need to move on to preventing outbound and lateral network communications. With the rise of mobile computing and ease of phishing users, ... continue reading

Domain Time Synchronization in the Age of Working from Home

Happy Friday everyone! Brandon Wilson here posting on behalf of a new guest author, Sarath Madakasira. So, without further ado... Working from home has presented challenges in many areas and it is true for time synchronization on computers used at ... continue reading
Forced Transformation - Part I - ConfigMgr to AzureAD Groups

Forced Transformation – Part I – ConfigMgr to AzureAD Groups

From the title, you may be wondering what the heck does Configuration Manager have to do with Azure Active Directory (AD) groups. Well, get ready for another lesson. As a Configuration Manager admin or an IT Manager, you may be ... continue reading
Secure access with Zscaler and Microsoft

Zero Trust and its role in securing the new normal

As the global crisis around COVID-19 continues, security teams have been forced to adapt to a rapidly evolving security landscape. Schools, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all getting work done from home on a variety of devices and locations, extending ... continue reading
Digging into the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template Code

Digging into the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template Code

If you are here because you want some automation built into your world vs. manual domain controller builds + configuration, then you’ve arrived at the right place! Two hot topics come into view when discussing ARM Templates: Configuration Management and ... continue reading
Remote work using Azure VPN Gateway.

How Azure VPN helps organizations scale remote work

In the weeks and months we have all been grappling with the global pandemic, there’s no doubt about the impact it has had on the lives of people everywhere. A shift to remote work is one of the widespread effects ... continue reading
AzUpdate: Windows Virtual Desktop Update, new AKS features, Red Hat & Confidential Computing!

AzUpdate: Windows Virtual Desktop Update, new AKS features, Red Hat & Confidential Computing!

With so much happening in the world it can challenging to keep up with everything. In this update I wanted to highlight some things that have happened this week as well as highlighting some great content that was created this ... continue reading
Secure Channel/Expired Machine Account Password Concerns – Revisited

Secure Channel/Expired Machine Account Password Concerns – Revisited

Greetings! – I hope you and yours are as safe and as healthy as possible. Due to the huge up-tick in remote workers, there has been a surge in questions/concerns around ‘stale’ device passwords/secure channel issues. Many people were simply ... continue reading
Delaying the End of Support Date for Configuration Manager current branch version 1810

Delaying the End of Support Date for Configuration Manager current branch version 1810

At Microsoft, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Many of us are now working remotely, and all of us have had our day-to-day lives impacted in unique ways. We have been ... continue reading