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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Difference between changing a password and reset a password

In all my years working with security there is a common misunderstanding about change a password and reset a password. The latter is also one of the big security issues in most companies - but they don't realize it...

Sanjay Tandon (Founder and CEO of Paramount Defenses Inc. And former MS blue badge) has written a great article about it. If you are working with AD and security, you should read this article, and the other ones he has published as well...

You find it here: http://www.active-directory-security.com/2014/06/Active-Directory-Account-Password-Security-101-For-Regulatory-Compliance-Auditors-The-Difference-Between-Change-Password-and-Reset-Password.html

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Azure AD Premium - 90 day trial!!

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/06/24/news-free-90-day-trials-of-azure-active-directory-premium-now-with-2035-saas-app.aspx

From the above site:

Just a quick note today.  I'm happy to let you know that we've just turned on free trials of Azure Active Directory Premium. Now you can get a free 90 day trial of Azure AD Premium for up to 100 users.
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And I've got one other bit of cool news to share.  As of last weekend, Azure AD is now pre-integrated with 2035 SAAS Applications.  The team has been kicking it over the past several month, adding on average 120 new apps a week!


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New ADMT version

The Directory Service Team has released the newest version of ADMT that now support Server 2012/2012 R2.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19188

Saturday, May 03, 2014

If you use Visio and PowerPoint and need Azure Symbols/Icon Set

Hi,

I use Visio and PowerPoint on a regular basis, there is a package with icons and symbols available on the MS Download site that contains Azure related Technologies that you can use.

You'll find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=41937



Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Latest Win 8.1 Update - the information you need

I've been searching about details about the latest Win 8.1 update. And the best reference I've found is here:

 http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/04/07/exploring-windows-8-1-update-start-screen-desktop-and-other-enhancements.aspx

It is great information and a "one-stop-shop" since it has links to further information.