Evaluate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint – Part 3

n this third article in our mini-series on setting up a Microsoft Defender for Endpoint labs environment we will be getting things running this week by adding devices and deploying simulations into the labs environment. This will effectively be like sending viruses out to our devices inside the labs simulator! Let’s do what we always do….dive right in!

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Microsoft Identity – What’s the Difference with AD on Premises to Azure AD?

In this installment of Microsoft Identity tidbits, Ryan of @MSCQF and I speak about Azure Active Directory and how it’s different from Windows Server Active Directory. We look at some of the confusion around hosting a virtual machine in Azure that is running Windows Server Active Directory and using Azure AD Connect to extend that into Azure Active Directory. Join us for a few minutes of fun and discovery as we explore the differences in Active Directory types.

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What Happens when Azure AD Connect Breaks?

Today we talk about what happens when Azure Active Directory Connect breaks. We discuss common causes, fixes, where to find some guidance, and some of the issues around a broken connection between your on-premises Windows Server Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. Join Ryan @MSCQF and myself for a short discussion and learn a bit more about our Microsoft tools in the hybrid world.
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Azure Active Directory – Self Service Password Reset

Today I continue our video podcast series with Ryan McKay from Microsoft Cloud Quick Fix where we chat about Microsoft Cloud Identity Basics and specifically Microsoft Azure AD Connect and the capabilities it enables with other Microsoft technologies. Join us while we explore some of the features and requirements for Self Service Password Reset…

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Azure AD Connect – Starting Out Considerations

I’ve been talking a lot about Identity lately, and the most common configuration is a hybrid setup that utilizes the best of both worlds! I’m talking about Windows Server Active Directory for your on-premises and Azure Active Directory for your Microsoft cloud…this is the most common because it allows for local servers and resources, easy identity management, and extended identities into the cloud where you can layer on SaaS applications and other awesome things like Microsoft 365.

Posted on 10:04 pm