Month: June 2019

Let’s go password less, because passwords are bad! Part 1

Quite a statement, passwords are bad? Today I’d like to explain why you should work on better security by using other authentication methods than just 1 password. Why passwords are bad Password are problematic, very often you see that passwords fall in the hands of unpleasant people. Here are...

Azure Heatmap, know what’s new in Azure!

Did you ever wonder what’s new in Azure, or what is updated recently? Azure keeps all its updates to Azure in a cool overview, the Azure Heatmap! Check it out using the following url: https://azureheatmap.azurewebsites.net/...

Use PRTG to monitor Azure Backup status

Recently I received the question if it is possible to monitor Azure Backup with PRTG. Now this might seem to be a bit weird, as we could use Azure monitoring. But in this case, it was a service provider that needed a single solution for all their services, including...

Azure File Sync Agent v7 Released

Microsoft is working hard on improving Azure File sync. They just announced the new release of the v7 agent. For now only current installed agents get the update. Once all current clients have been updated, the update will be available on Microsoft Update and Microsoft Download Center Improvements and...

Reset Azure AD User password with a predefined password

In the Azure portal you can reset the password of a user, but this is always a temporary password. But PowerShell to the resque again, lets set the password in Azure AD with PowerShell with a predefined password! On your Windows device open a PowerShell prompt and connect to...

Backup your Office 365 environment!

In the past two years, Over 50 percent of businesses experienced an unforeseen interruption, and the vast majority (81%) of these interruptions caused the business to be closed for one or more days. Did you know that 80 percent of businesses suffering a major disaster go out of business...

Azure Bastion in Public Preview!

Today Microsoft has announced Azure Bastion. With this new service you will get improved security features and simplified IT managemend with a single click from your webbrowser using the HTML5 web client. This will eliminate the need for a jump server. I am looking forward in using this service...

Slow IOPS in Azure VM’s? not anymore!

— UPDATE 31-12-2019 — New disk sizes P1-P3 & E1-E3 In Azure there are several ways to implement your VM storage. I get a lot of complaints about slow storage in Azure. In this article I will try to explain why this might be slow, and what you can...

Deploy Office 365 plugins using the Admin Portal

From the Office 365 Admin portal it is possible to deploy Office plugins to users, both specific as all users. With this manual we will deploy a plugin from the store, but you can deploy custom apps as well. The advantage of using plugins from the store is that...

How to deploy Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

Today we will learn how to deploy Azure AD Domain services. So let’s go to the Azure portal and let’s get you started! Step 1: Go to Azure AD Domain Services and create a new Azure AD Domain services! Step 2: Now we can start te setup of ADDS,...