Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support

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Delivering a secure and productive modern workplace is a top priority for many of our commercial customers, and we’re committed to help. Last July, we took a big step forward in this journey with the introduction of Microsoft 365, a new product suite that brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.  Many customers […]

5 Reasons the Certified Network Defender (CND) Certification Is Not an Ordinary Program

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Cyber defense has become the focus of smart organizations everywhere as they try to ward off the financial and reputational damage that modern hacks can cause. Cyber breaches have increased 1,370% over the past 10 years despite an industry’s worth of best efforts to stay ahead of cybercriminals. In fact, many organizations are still struggling to implement […]

6 Skills Top Companies Look For When Hiring a Chief Networking Officer

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Cyber defense has become very important to organizations of all sizes as cyber breaches can lead to reputational damage and massive financial and data losses. Despite updating programs and cybersecurity strategies, organizations are still falling victim to cybercriminals. To ensure the safety of an organization’s assets, companies must hire trained network defenders who will protect, […]

How Azure Security Center Guards your data against cyber attacks

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In many situations, public cloud services allow a high grade of pliability, flexibility and charge effectiveness combined with standardization. On the other hand, every customer needs to build trust with the chosen platform and that all his services and data are protected against any attacks. So, it’s very fascinating to see, what kind of mechanisms […]

How to setup Multi Factor Authentication for your personal Microsoft Account

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To secure a personal Microsoft Account (MSA”, formerly known as LiveID”), you can enable two-step verification (MFA” for Multi Factor Authentication) easily. This article shows the How-To. The Microsoft support article About two-step verification informs about the necessary steps. Secure your MSA I wanted to add MFA to an existing MSA *@outlook.com. To make it short: Open […]

Move resources in Microsoft Azure

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It’s a not so well known feature, that admins can transfer services in Microsoft Azure to reorganize their cloud services. This can be accomplished in the Azure Portal or programmatically. See here, how this works. So, you can move services between resource groups and you can move services to another Azure subscription.This can be done in the (new) […]

Use Azure AD app principal without user context

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For an application registered in AAD to be able to run in application context only without a user context the Company Administrator” role has to be assigned to the application in order to be able to access administrator endpoints for APIs like the Microsoft Graph. No additional permissions have to be assigned to the application […]

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 1

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Office 365 groups span over various Office 365 services and provide a great way for collaborating. By default, every user can create an Office 365 group. While self-service is a good thing and many businesses adopted into that direction, some companies still prefer the controlled approach. In real world environments, organizations usually want to restrict […]

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 3

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This article describes the workflow for the group provisioning process by using the Azure function from part two in combination with PowerApps, SharePoint Online and Flow to enable a good user experience. Technically, we already have the toolset with the ProvisionGroup function. Now let’s create the rest. Create a list for requests The workflow described […]

Impressions of Microsoft Ignite 2017

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It was a busy week! Ignite is the largest and leading event for IT-Professionals and Decision-Makers in the Microsoft universe. This year, the conference took place in Orlando, Florida, from 25th to 29th September. With approximately 30,000 attendees and about 700 breakout, a lot of theater-sessions  a large expo and a lot of networking this event was […]