Microsoft Authenticator Policies

Modernize your Microsoft Authenticator Policies

Getting ready to move into Azure Active Directory or make changes to your Microsoft Entra configurations? The last few weeks I’ve talked about MFA and conditional access rules; so this week we will look at the preview for Microsoft Authenticator Policies, then change gears and talk about how to get our users excited about these security enhancements.

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A cowboy with a lasso on a horse - celebrating 2022 Calgary Stampede Azure News Updates

Azure Updates – Number 42 – July 16, 2022

A summary update on Azure news that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Save time digging around to find recent releases and changes. Released July 16, 2022. Happy Calgary Stampede!

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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.
Click on the article link to view the podcast…

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AzureTracks and MSCQF Podcast

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 Active Directory Branding

This is not a complex configuration by any stretch as Microsoft has made this really straight-forward to setup for us; but it is an important step to help establish your brand at login. This is quite important to communicate to your users logging into your resources and applications via Azure AD. It can help prevent credential loss — especially if combined with Multi-Factor Authentication.

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