Microsoft Ignite 2018 announcements

Last week I had the privilege to visit Microsoft Ignite on behalf of my employer Interchange UC. During this event in Orlando, Microsoft announced a lot of new features of their products. Below you will find a summary of those announcements which I think are pretty interesting and shortcuts to the corresponding articles with more …


Issues with OneDrive sync client – Preview – UPDATED

Almost two months ago Microsoft announced a new OneDrive sync client at Ignite. One of the new capabilities provided by this client is the ability to sync SharePoint libraries and OneDrive shared with you. Read more about the news on this blog. I was excited about this announcement, we have customers who could use this …


Multi-Factor Authentication

Today just a short article about multi-factor authentication, to get your attention on securing the login process of your (cloud) users. Everybody knows it is very important to use a complex password to access (corporate) data. But even if your users are using complex passwords, passwords are still the weak link in IT security. The …


What is Azure Recovery Services vault?

Azure Recovery Services vault exists of Azure Backup and Site Recovery, two services that provide you the ability to protect your data outside your own data center. With Azure Backup you have a backup solution which replicates your backup data to the Azure cloud, so your data is save outside your own data center without …


Intune MAM Conditional Access update

Two weeks ago I wrote this article about Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM), a great solution of Microsoft to keep your corporate data save on , for example, BYOD`s. This week at Ignite a great new feature of MAM was announced, Conditional Access for Exchange and SharePoint Online. Until now it was pretty hard to …


Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Almost a year ago Microsoft announced Azure Active Directory Domain Services in preview (and it is still in preview). Before releasing this service you needed to deploy domain controllers in Azure or have a site-to-site VPN (from on-premises to Azure) contacting on-premises domain controllers to use services in the cloud relying on active directory and …


How to protect against ransomware?

Ransomware is shaping up to be the most important threat from the hacker community this year. Ransomware is malware, often received via a malicious email, which encrypts your files and making them inaccessible by for example opening the email attachment you thought it was an invoice from one of your suppliers. To decrypt your files …


Intune Mobile Application Management

A lot of people today use mobile devices like an Android smartphone or iPad to get access to corporate data, like email. This data may contain sensitive information which needs to be protected outside the corporate network. Companies started to use Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to keep their corporate data secure on company owned …


Azure Active Directory available in the new Azure portal

Finally the Azure Active Directory can be managed from the new Azure portal! Till now you had to logon to the old (classic) Azure portal to manage your Azure AD, Domains, Directory Integration etc. Azure Active Directory in the new portal is in preview, but a lot if settings can be managed from now via …


Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset

The first line of your IT Servicedesk probably receives a lot of phone calls from your end-users with the request to reset the users password. Resetting a password only takes a minute (or a few minutes when you first need to logon to the server or Office portal) for the engineer, so that`s no big problem. But …


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