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Windows Hello for Business and changing security policies (lessons learned)

Last weeks I had some challenges with a customer requiring more strictive PIN permissions for Windows Hello For Business. My initial thought was, I’ll just change the Intune Policy, and people will receive the new policy settings and job done. During the test phase with my own tenant, and...

How to setup SFTP using Azure Blob Storage (Manual)

Since 2022 Microsoft supports the SSH FTP protocol on the Azure Blob Storage accounts. In this manual I will show you how to setup SFTP on Azure Blob storage. Before you can use SFTP, you will need to know a few things. One of them is that SFTP relies...

Redundant VPN Gateway reset (Azure WAN)

If you happen to have a redundant setup of a VPN gateway, which happens to be delivered as well with Azure Virtual WAN, you might encounter issues where you want to reset the VPN Gateway. One thing that is not clearly mentioned in the documentation, nor is it in...

Microsoft Azure Boost Preview

Last July Microsoft announced the new Azure Boost in Preview. Azure Boost is a new system that offloads virtualization processes traditionally performed by the hypervisor and host OS, such as networking, storage, and host management, onto purpose-built hardware and software. By separating hypervisor and host OS functions from the...

Microsoft renames Azure AD to Microsoft Entra ID

A year ago Microsoft announced the Entra product family to gain more trust and achieve higher security in every digital experience and interaction. By making the protection of identities and access an primary goal, Microsoft envisions an new era for security. With this renaming Microsoft is showing their commitment...

How to setup Azure AD Enterprise app with password sign-on

Some web applications do not support single sign-on authentication. For these applications Microsoft has created an option to save the password in Azure AD. In this manual I am going to explain how to set it up. STEP 1: Create app From within the Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com) go to...

Exchange Server fix logon error

In Exchange 2013 and 2016 after an upgrade you might get the following error after logging in. The URL with the error will look like this: owa/auth/errorFE.aspx?httpCode=500 Cause This issue occurs if the Exchange Server Open Authentication (OAuth) certificate is expired, not present, or not configured correctly....

Azure OMI Vulnerability

Microsoft has released multiple security updates in last Patch Tuesday. One off them fixes a high risk vulnerability (CVE-2021-38647) Also know as OMIGOD. This vulnerability can be used remotely, so exploitation is expected soon. This flaw doesn’t directly affect Windows at all, because it’s a bug in Microsoft’s open...

Renewed my Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification

Today I had to renew my Azure Solutions Expert certification. This was a first time I had to do that. By going to your certification profile you can do a online exam with just 26 questions with numerous things that have been changed in the past year. I have...

How to install and setup AD Connect (Manual)

In this manual I am going to explain how to install and setup a connection between on-premise Active Directory and Azure AD. Pre-requisites: Office 365 Tenant with an Office 365 Admin account Active Directory Server with AD Enterprise administrator permissions AD Connect tool, download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594 STEP 1: First...

Ethical hacking training at HBO Drechtsteden

Today I had the honors to do another workshop Ethical hacking together with Erik Loef. It is always good to share your knowledge, and help other people with their work, now and in the future. I hope that these students will embrace what they have learned, and that they...

In memoriam – Nelleke den Boer

You might have noticed that it’s quiet on 2azure.nl. On the 19th of November my wife got very ill, with unknown brain damage she was hospitalized in the Erasmus University Medical Center. But despite all efforts she passed away on the 6th of December 2019 in the age of...

Update Exchange Online Global Address List (GAL)

There are situations where you would like to enforce an update of the Exchange Global Address list (GAL) in Office 365. With a few steps this can easily be done! Requirements: Exchange Online EXO V2 module, install using: Import-Module -Name ExchangeOnlineManagement STEP 1: First we will need to make...

Ignite 2019 session catalog

Microsoft had released all sessions and slides on a perfect overview. Did you mis anything? didn’t had the change to go? here is your change to get up to speed https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions...

Microsoft Ignite 2019 livestream

Most people are looking forward to Microsoft Ignite 2019 to hear about latest technologies from Microsoft. It is possible to follow Microsoft Ignite using a livestream....

Half year online…

I started this blog at the end of March this year to share my knowledge, share my passion about IT. And in just 6 months, I’ve published 65 posts in the past 26 weeks… which is over 2 posts a week, more than I anticipated to create… I found...