Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 2, 2020
Azure AD Protection to enhance your password policy

These days, you can never be too sure when it comes to cybersecurity. Updating your policies is key to avoid unnecessary exposure. Checking up your old passwords, on-premises and in the cloud, is crucial as well. To enforce that, Azure AD password protection uses both the global and custom banned-password lists.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 14, 2020
How to Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse?

Working for an MSP demands a lot of toggling between browsers. For each separate tenancy, managing Azure resources demands multiple browsers and tabs. Thankfully, this turmoil has been solved: Azure Lighthouse comes to save the day. You can now allocate customer Azure resources and manage permissions from a single console!

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 22, 2020
Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop session hosts from a template

The previous text by this author explained how to deploy the Windows Virtual Desktop solution. Now that you’ve learned how Azure Active Directory can help simplify your shifting to remote work, there’s another trick. To further ease the process, you can deploy the session hosts by using an image.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 14, 2020
Enable Active Directory authentication over SMB for Azure file shares

Establishing VPN connections to your on-prem infrastructure and then managing resources from there can be too complicated and straining. To simplify that process, you can now use Azure Active Directory: deliver Kerberos and NTLM tokens for Azure Files, access company data from anywhere, add cache servers to ROBO, and more.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on March 31, 2020
Migrate Azure AD Connect to a New Server

Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) is a sync tool usually used to synchronize Active Directory accounts with the Office 365 environment. If the need to migrate to a new server emerges, you have to follow specific steps in strict order to migrate your AAD Connect tool first to avoid any synchronization issues.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 18, 2020
Implement a file server in Azure without using a single VM

It’s usually quite a chore to manage file servers by using VMs. Migrating between file servers in the cloud, enacting replication with DFS-R, and such would require using redundancy mechanisms. All this makes the implementation of file servers in Azure unnecessarily complex. Well, that ship has finally sailed!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on February 4, 2020
Sharing Data Using Azure Data Share

There isn’t always time or reason to remake data into convenient presentations, complications, and other content. Sometimes, you just need to get the job done quickly and effectively. Microsoft has thought about it and, now, you can easily control what you share, who receives your data, and on what terms with a single tool.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on January 23, 2020
Sign in to Virtual Machine in Azure using Azure Active Directory Authentication

Online activities using malware and viruses increase exponentially every year. Even the smallest mishaps in cybersecurity policies may result in substantial damage. Therefore, who / how / and the way someone accesses your virtual machines is also important. Fortunately, Microsoft created a tool that allows using Azure RBAC and AD Conditional Access to control all of that. Read the guide by Nicolas Prigent, a Swiss Systems Engineer, to learn how to use Azure Active Directory to sign in to your VMs so that other Azure security tools are involved in the process.

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Posted by Romain Serre on January 21, 2020
Getting started with Azure AD Connect

Keeping your credentials and online behavior safe is key to upholding corporate cybersecurity. But the number of applications that are used on-premises and in the Web grow every day. Such conditions require employees to have various access identities with different credentials. Consequently, it causes unnecessary work complexity and potential online threats. Read the article by Romain Serre about using Azure AD Connect to synchronize identities across your on-premises and web application directories to enhance your cybersecurity.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 13, 2019
Deploying Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS)

If your organization is working with a cloud-only environment, there is hardly a necessity to tell you about managed domains and their benefits for an IT infrastructure. However, what can get your attention, is a possibility to deploy a managed domain without a need to deploy virtual machines (VMs) first, which is precisely what Azure offers with a new server role in Active Directory!

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