How to manage customer access to Azure, Intune and Office 365?

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One thing I’ve always tried to solve properly is how to simplify access to customer resources in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Intune and other online services that Microsoft provides. This while still trying to achive a high level of security in regards to…

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You get VMware, everyone gets VMware!

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Earlier this week Google announced that they will be joining AWS and Azure in being able to deliver VMware based offering to their customers. Source: https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/partners/vmware-cloud-foundation-comes-to-google-cloud Google will soon be providing a VMware Cloud Foundation solution as part of their plattform, which is essentially…

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Getting started with Azure NetApp files

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Earlier this month, Microsoft together with NetApp went GA with Azure NetApp files and now I’ve been fortunate enough to use it for a project. NOTE: That Azure NetApp file serivce is still only available in certain regions also you need to register…

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Deep dive – Azure Load Balancer

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These next couple of posts will focus on the different load balancing mechanisms that are available in Microsoft Azure. Going from Azure Load Balancer, Application Gateway, Traffic Manager, Front Door, and how these compare with other NVA’s that are available on the market….

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Getting started with Azure Lighthouse

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Yesterday, Microsoft released Azure Lighthouse aka “Delegated Resource Management” which is a way to provide deleated access to Customers Azure resources either it be individual services, resource groups or even whole subscriptions. The official blog announcements can be found here –> https://azure.microsoft.com/nb-no/blog/introducing-azure-lighthouse/ So how…

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Azure Front door vs Cloudflare

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With the newly released Azure Front door I was eager to see how it could compare to Cloudflare in terms of performance and functionality. I’ve previously moved my blog to Cloudflare https://msandbu.org/moved-my-blog-to-cloudflare/ which means that they are handling all the frontend traffic to blog….

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Things you need to consider before using Azure AD Domain Services

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So thinking about moving from on-premises Active Directory and moving towards using Azure Active Directory Domain Services in Azure? For those that aren’t aware Azure AD Domain Services is a PaaS service that Microsoft delivers in Microsoft Azure which is essentially Managed Active…

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New RDP vulnerabilities – so how can we secure RDP?

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The Evolution of RDP RDP is a pretty common protocol, and has been and is still the default way to have remote access to an Windows enviroment and has been a core part of the operating system for many years. RDP as a protocol is…

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Real-life detection of a virtual machine in Azure with Security Center

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So this is based upon a real-life case where one of my customers had a Linux virtual machine in Microsoft Azure that got compromised and I wanted to use this blogpost to showcase how it was detected and the information that came from…

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Azure Virtual WAN and putting the pieces together

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With the release of Azure Virtual WAN, Microsoft now supports SD-WAN functionality of out the box for the “middle-mile” transport. Meaning that traffic from one location to another can benefit of using Azure’s core backbone network to transport data between multiple locations. Azure…

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