Device Control Polices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Endpoint Manager

Device Control is one of the core components of any Device Management solution. This identifies what devices the user can install in their system or plug and play. While there are devices that need to be installed on user computers such as printers, specific computer peripherals, and USB keys, you don't want to allow the … Continue reading Device Control Polices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Endpoint Manager

Passwordless Authentication With FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2 Security Key K49

FEITIAN Technologies recently reached me out via LinkedIn to request if I can review one of their latest Passwordless key products - K49. This is not a paid review and only contains my independent opinion as a technologist as well as an avid Identity and Access Management enthusiast. I'm always a big fan of going … Continue reading Passwordless Authentication With FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2 Security Key K49

A Closer Look At The Azure AD Joined Device Local Administrator Role And Endpoint Manager Account Protection Policy

Local Admin is a must needed account/ access that requires in a domain setup for so many reasons. Over the years Microsoft brought many options to manage these accounts in a secure manner. Restricted groups/ LAPS etc. With Azure AD and Endpoint Manager in the scene, many devices are moved to cloud managed rather than … Continue reading A Closer Look At The Azure AD Joined Device Local Administrator Role And Endpoint Manager Account Protection Policy

Windows Autopatch – General Availability With Improvements

This is an update post on the much awaited Windows Autopatch service. This went from Public Preview to General Availability today (12/06/2022) and number of good improvements have been introduced and I would like to go through them. If you haven't read my previous posts on Windows Autopatch, please check them from below. Features EnrollmentDevice … Continue reading Windows Autopatch – General Availability With Improvements

Get Notified When You Have Group Based License Assignment Issues

I'm considered as a citizen developer and I know the ways to get some automation happening when it needed the most. This is one of them. This has been in my head for a while and I've seen this happening many times. SO thought to do some findings, playing around with the tools to come … Continue reading Get Notified When You Have Group Based License Assignment Issues

Microsoft Entra – An Overview

Woke up to a nice little surprise from Microsoft this morning. Microsoft Entra. At first glance It looked like they have bundled the Identity and Access related products in to one portal and provides access via https://entra.microsoft.com According to Microsoft, this is a single pane of view for all Identity and Access related solutions, which … Continue reading Microsoft Entra – An Overview

Use Conditional Access Policies to Securely Register Security Information for MFA and SSPR

Hello there! This week I thought I will write one more article on Conditional Access Policies. As you know setting up an access policy is easy and it is basically mandatory to have one or more polices now, but you may have internal polices where anyone who is registering for MFA must do that in … Continue reading Use Conditional Access Policies to Securely Register Security Information for MFA and SSPR

How to use Log Analytics on Endpoint Manager

Ever since I learned about KQL I'm obsessed about it and what it can do in Azure Log Analytics space and this is my attempt on plugging another service to Log Analytics to experiment with the logs. KQL has proven to be a clever tool when it comes to dig deeper in to Log Analytics. … Continue reading How to use Log Analytics on Endpoint Manager

How to Setup Endpoint Manager RBAC

Welcome to another MEM article. Today I'm going to talk about an essential component of Microsoft Endpoint Manager where a lot of admins ignore or fail to configure. As your team grows or if you planning on outsourcing tasks to a different team of admins, a MSP perhaps, it is vital to configure correct RBAC … Continue reading How to Setup Endpoint Manager RBAC

FIX and Thoughts on Autopilot Pre-Provision Error 0x80180014

It was one of days where you get these sort of errors just after completing a task. That big ol' unsatisfying red screen with an error. This time it was We couldn't finish MDM enrollment. Error 0x80180014 At 1st glance, though the Reset button will fix the issue. However it didn't. It resets the machine … Continue reading FIX and Thoughts on Autopilot Pre-Provision Error 0x80180014

How to Migrate Group Policies to Microsoft Endpoint Manager using Group Policy Analytics

Hello again. Today I'm writing about the MEM Group Policy Analytics feature which is still in preview, and how you can inspect your local GPOs and migrate them to MEM. Why you ask? Organizations whether the are big or small, if they are managed by Active Directory domain service, chances are there are Group Policies … Continue reading How to Migrate Group Policies to Microsoft Endpoint Manager using Group Policy Analytics

How to Use KQL and Azure Log Analytics to Inspect Azure AD Sign-in Logs?

As you may already know KQL has become the standard for querying large data sets in Azure Log Analytics space. When you have thousands of users who are in Azure AD and when you have MFA and other Conditional Access Policies setup, next thing you will see is tons of sign in logs, activity logs, … Continue reading How to Use KQL and Azure Log Analytics to Inspect Azure AD Sign-in Logs?