City of New Orleans attacked by Ransomware?

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Looking on social media and the news, I just noticed the announcement that the City of New Orleans was targeted by a cyberattack. They took down the website and that the employees there were instructed to unplug their computers.So far not that much…

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Veeam Backup Office 365 Object Storage to Azure

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As part of Veeam Office 365 Backup Update 4, Veeam also introduced a new feature called Object Storage Repository which is somwhat similiar to the new object storage support they introduced within B&R but still entirely different at the same time. The similiar part…

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The battle for Hybrid PaaS is here!

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Looking back at the announcements at Google Next, Microsoft Ignite and now AWS Re:Invent the trend is clear, they want to sell us their PaaS services within our own datacenter (or Private Cloud). Since many companies today which cannot adopt or see that…

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Not all Azure datacenters are equal – What to consider with regards to DR

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When Microsoft released the new Azure datacenters in Norway last week, which was great news for Norwegian customers, which have now been waiting for the datacenter to be available on Norwegian Soil. Theyu also published a little roadmap on what is coming moving…

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Azure Active Directory Domain Services Resource Forest

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I’ve previously written about Azure AD Domain Services and what you need to consider before using it –> https://msandbu.org/things-you-need-to-consider-before-using-azure-ad-domain-services/ now one of the new features which was announced during Microsoft Ignite was something called Azure Active Directory Domain Services Resource Forest (which is now in Public…

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Azure Private links and Endpoints

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One of the new features that was released from Microsoft the last couple of weeks was something called Azure Private Link. Private Link is a new feature which allows you to securely connect to PaaS services or a custom service internally from within a…

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Azure Virtual WAN – What’s new and by the numbers

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This is a follow-up from an blog post I had written earlier about Azure Virtual WAN( https://msandbu.org/azure-virtual-wan-and-putting-the-pieces-together/) and in combination with some of the new announcements that came out of Ignite. As a quick refresh of Azure Virtual WAN: With the release of Azure Virtual…

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Automating Conditional Access using Graph API

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As part of the new annoucements from Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft now launched the ability to create Conditional Access Policies using the Graph API which is now available under the beta API. The simplest way to get started with the Graph API is using…

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Setting up Azure AD native authentication with Azure VPN Gateway

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As part of the announcements from Ignite, Microsoft now released a public preview of the native Azure AD authentication on VPN Gateway. Up until now it has been either that you use a certificate based authentication or using RADIUS. Which has been a…

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Introducing the NVv4 Azure Virtual Machines

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As part of Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced the public preview of the NVv4 Azure Virtual Machines. Which is featuring AMD EPYC 7002 processors and virtualized Radeon MI25 GPU. Which will come in the following instance types: Now the cool thing is that this is the…

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