It’s 2023. Let’s Talk About Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync

The first post for 2023 and I thought I want to focus on something that will take over the main stage soon (probably). Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync. This has been there for a while and its capabilities (some capabilities) are proven to minimize that admin overhead and if you have dealt with the Azure … Continue reading It’s 2023. Let’s Talk About Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync

Microsoft Intune Bulk Device Actions

This will be a short blog post, but I want to cover something that is important when you have a large device fleet. This is a useful feature if you haven't seen it yet or not tried it yet, because rather than using a CLI, you can use the Intune Portal to perform bulk actions. … Continue reading Microsoft Intune Bulk Device Actions

Azure AD Cross-Tenant Access with B2B Direct Connect

This is my take on the Azure AD Cross-Tenant access settings. This was something I was hoping to configure a while back. However the capabilities weren't available at that time, but the need for some kind of a trust relationship between two Azure AD tenants was bubbling up. Gone of days organizations set up trust … Continue reading Azure AD Cross-Tenant Access with B2B Direct Connect

How to Plan for a Windows 365 Cloud PC Deployment?

In my 1st blog post related to Windows 365, I discussed how to get started with the product. This is post #2 of the series and in this, I want to discuss what to think when planning for your Windows 365 deployment and especially how to set up RBAC. Before jumping into the technical side … Continue reading How to Plan for a Windows 365 Cloud PC Deployment?

Microsoft Entra Identity Governance – Connecting the Dots

Been working on this blog post for a while as this talks about an important service in Azure AD. In a standard organization environment, how many resources will a user access from the point where they have Onboard to the day that they are offboarded from all the systems? Are you able to keep a … Continue reading Microsoft Entra Identity Governance – Connecting the Dots

My First Speaking Session and the First Microsoft EM+S Community Live Event

So last week I finally did my very 1st speaking session. This is the very 1st community event held by the Discord Group Microsoft EM+S Community. Microsoft EM+S Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxr61C4g7iQ Shout out to the other speakers as they've all done a great job in presenting their sessions as well as continuously sharing their knowledge on … Continue reading My First Speaking Session and the First Microsoft EM+S Community Live Event

How to Configure Azure AD Connect Sync and Cloud Sync Tools to Prevent Accidental Object Deletions

This blog post is a combination of old and new features of Azure AD Connect Sync and Azure AD Cloud Sync tools. AAD Connect Sync feature was there already and what's new is the Sync Client's feature of preventing accidental deletion. There can be many reasons for this kind of mishap to take place Intentional … Continue reading How to Configure Azure AD Connect Sync and Cloud Sync Tools to Prevent Accidental Object Deletions

Latest Microsoft Authenticator App/ MFA Improvements

Exciting new improvements in the Microsoft Authenticator front. This is a step towards phishing attacks that can lead to accidental MFA approvals. We all know about MFA fatigue by now and how much damage a bad actor can make when an account holder makes one wrong move. This will trend will not stop, but this … Continue reading Latest Microsoft Authenticator App/ MFA Improvements

How to Configure Azure AD Authentication Strengths

Require Multifactor Authentication is good, but what if the methods that can be registered aren't powerful enough to secure the resources? Eg: Accept the Auth push notification or SMS or Phone Call method. Those traditional methods have proved user authentication methods must be strengthened in-order to defend today's sophisticated phishing attacks. Introducing  Authentication strengths Conditional … Continue reading How to Configure Azure AD Authentication Strengths

The Calm After the Storm. Microsoft Ignite 2022 All Endpoint Management and Identity and Access Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2022 just finished and it was a blast! So many new product updates and announcements. It was truly exciting to see all the Ignite related news. Because obviously it was a lot and probably the LinkedIn feeds are flooded with the updates and reposts and what not, I thought to give it a … Continue reading The Calm After the Storm. Microsoft Ignite 2022 All Endpoint Management and Identity and Access Announcements

Get Started with Microsoft Graph Intune PowerShell Module for Endpoint Manager Tasks

This is my very first blog post after being awarded as a Microsoft MVP and during the past few days it was all about processing this new avenue that just opened up in my life and was mentally getting ready for it. I will be writing a separate article about that later. But for now, … Continue reading Get Started with Microsoft Graph Intune PowerShell Module for Endpoint Manager Tasks

[Product Feature] 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 [Product Feature] Passwordless Authentication with FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2 Security Key K49