Posted by Didier Van Hoye on August 3, 2021
Transition a Highly Available RD Gateway to Use the NPS Extension for Azure MFA – Phase I

Network Policy Server (NPS) Extension for Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a good choice to enhance the security of your Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway. This combination will use two-step verification for client authentication to add another protection layer to your NPS/RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Server).

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 29, 2021
How to use Azure Sentinel for Incident Response?

Azure Sentinel is growing in popularity when it comes to Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR). Not only does it inform you when an incident becomes true, but it also functions as a response system to address it. The software exists to significantly reduce Mean-Time-to-Response, tightening your security even more.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 27, 2021
SQL Tools on a pod on AKS to manage your Azure SQL databases

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is incredibly multifaceted. For example, you can test the connectivity of an SQL server that’s using a private endpoint connection to your AKS cluster using a pod. You can even manage SQL databases without deploying a VM or installing SQL Server Management Studio or other software.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on July 22, 2021
Quick tips for shares and file migrations with share and NTFS permissions

File servers and hosted shares on Microsoft Windows have shares and permissions not necessarily known to everybody in the environment. With cybersecurity in mind, you’ll sooner or later have to share and/or migrate files, folders, and user profiles. There is no one solution, but you can consider several to keep in mind when it comes to migration.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 20, 2021
Use Azure Policy to Allow Only Certain Resource Types in Resource Groups

Managing and ensuring the compliance of departments in your tenant is important to cybersecurity and smooth workflow. This is especially relevant for medium and large deployments. Combining Azure resources into groups and using Role-Based Access Management (RBAC) will reduce threats and increase work efficacy. Azure Policy can help enhance those processes further.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on July 15, 2021
SMB over QUIC Testing Guide – Part II

In Part 1 we focused on overall information on SMB over QUIC and how to make the necessary preparations for all to function well. Today, we’ll focus on the technicalities. It will be somewhat a tedious process but we’ve laid out everything in minute detail, so you don’t have to break your neck trying to figure it all out 😉

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on July 13, 2021
SMB over QUIC Testing Guide – Part I

Previously, we discussed how Windows Server 2022 is continuing to push the QUIC networking transport protocol on top of UDP. In this article, we’ll focus on SMB storage protocol over QUIC, how it prevents server spoofing, how it’s integrated into the client and the server, how to prepare for its work, and other related topics.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 8, 2021
Kubectl with Azure CLI

Microsoft has recently added a new feature, which is the possibility to issue Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI) commands directly from Azure CLI. This is a serious step forward in the direction of further simplification of Azure workload and routine, which can be appreciated by Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS).

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on July 6, 2021
Brand new VMware Customer Connect instead of the old My VMware: What’s Changed?

VMware Customer Connect is definitely better than its predecessor, My VMware. The new Customer Connect portal is powered by a novel AI and machine learning for elevated user experience. It also allows you to manage user assets, licenses, teams and user rights, monitor infrastructure health, create support tickets and do a host of other things within a sleek new design.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on June 30, 2021
QUIC, HURRY UP!

Windows Server 2022 will see various novelties. Among others, it will push its QUIC, TLS 1.3, HTTP/3, and SMB 3.1.1 protocols as new standards. QUIC, specifically, is presented as an alternative to TCP and is often dubbed “TCP/2.” But are these protocols worth being standardized? And what are the challenges?

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