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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 9 featuring Derk van der Woude on Tuesday July 7th

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we (the Windows Management User Group Netherlands) were forced to move our activities to virtual events, which we call WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinars.

For next week, July 7th we are proud to announce that Derk van der Woude, Principal consultant Security and Compliance at InSpark will talk about “Azure Sentinel Brute Force RDP Attack”

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Limit Access to Outlook Web Access, SharePoint Online and OneDrive using Conditional Access App Enforced Restrictions

One of the scenario’s we can build with Conditional Access, is the scenario where we restrict access inside the web application itself. By doing so, you could for example limit the functionality of the web applications on non-managed devices, or when accessing the web application from a country where your company normally doesn’t operate. The web applications can be configured to behave differently if the user is applicable for a Conditional Access policy where App Enforced restrictions are configured.

Within the Office 365 suite of applications, the following web applications are supported for App Enforced Restrictions:

  • Outlook Web Access
  • SharePoint and OneDrive

In this post I will go into detail on how to setup these app enforced restriction and what the expected behavior will be from an end-user perspective.

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Completed the Azure Solution Architect Expert Certification

After earning my Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert certification in May, I decided to continue my certification journey and earn the Azure certification. Today I completed the last exam in order to earn the Azure Solution Architect Expert certification. The Azure Solution Architect Expert Certification is earned by completing two exams: AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design.

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Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

From the description about an Azure Solutions Architect Expert:

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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 8 featuring Tim De Keukelaere on Tuesday June 30th

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we (the Windows Management User Group Netherlands) were forced to move our activities to virtual events, which we call WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinars.

For next week, June 30th we are proud to announce that Tim De Keukelaere, freelance consultant and Microsoft MVP Enterprise Mobility will talk about “Latest and greatest in the world of Configuration Manager”

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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 7 featuring Jörgen Nilsson

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we (the Windows Management User Group Netherlands) were forced to move our activities to virtual events, which we call WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinars.

For next week, June 9th we are proud to announce that Jörgen Nilsson, Principal Consultant at Onevinn in Sweden and Microsoft MVP Enterprise Mobility will talk about “MECM Technical Preview update!”

Session abstract:

MEMCM 2005 Technical preview is one of the biggest Technical Preview releases ever! Packed with new great features and peaks at new technology. We will cover and demo all that is new in Technical Previews since the 2002 release. Join us for a demo and discussion about the new features!

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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 6 featuring Bob Cornelissen

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we (the Windows Management User Group Netherlands) were forced to move our activities to virtual events, which we call WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinars.

For next week, June 2nd we are proud to announce that Bob Cornelissen, Managing consultant at TopQore and Microsoft MVP will talk about “Monitoring in a hybrid world”

Session abstract:

Since a long time we were used to using tools like SCOM to monitor our On-Prem datacenters. In the last few years we have been seeing more resources being consumed from the cloud. In most cases this results in hybrid environments where resources are located in diverse environments and often somehow linked. This also means we need to look at if these resources can be monitored and from where… Cloud, Datacenter? In this webinar we explore some of the possibilities relating to Azure Monitor and SCOM and how you can keep monitoring the resources you are running in this hybrid world!

The webinar will start at 16:00 CEST (Amsterdam time zone), please click here to find out how late the webinar will start in your time zone. You can join the webinar by signing up at our Meetup page, where after registration you will find the link for the webinar.

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May 2020 update of the Conditional Access Demystified Whitepaper, Workflow cheat sheet, Implementation workflow and Documentation spreadsheet

In August last year, I published eight articles in a series on Conditional Access, and later when finished I decided to bundle those articles in a paper which I made available on the TechNet Gallery. In March this year, Microsoft decided to retire the TechNet Gallery, so I had to find another solution to host this paper and some of the additional workflows and spreadsheets I posted as well. For now I’ve decided to host these on GitHub since that is an easy accessible location as well.

The articles I wrote at that time, will remains as is, and I’ve decided to update the paper once in a while to reflect the current status of Conditional Access. Even though some of the information in the articles is outdated, I still think that they can be of value.

Below I’ve summarized the articles I published last year:

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Some welcome additions to the Admin consent workflow in Azure AD

In February this year, I wrote an article about Admin consent in Azure Active Directory. The article titled: “Did you already modify your Azure AD consent defaults settings? Here is why you should“, explained why giving end-users within your Azure AD the ability to give consent for every Application might not be such a good idea.

While disabling this option for the end-users is recommended by Microsoft, and having a workflow in place to review any requests and approve if found valid is a more secure solution it introduced an administrative burden since each request must be reviewed by one of the defined users in the list of users to review admin consent requests.

In order to address this, Microsoft made some changes to the way the Admin consent workflow is working which allows an Azure AD administrator more control over which requests must be approved and which are allowed automatically.

Note: This post reflects the status of Admin consent as of May 22, 2020. Functionality may change, even right after this post has been published.

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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 5 featuring Alexander Benoit

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we (the Windows Management User Group Netherlands) were forced to move our activities to virtual events, which we call WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinars.

For next week, May 26th we are proud to announce that Alexander Benoit, Lead Security Analyst at Sepago and Microsoft MVP will talk about “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic Launches Cyber Attack Surge”

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Completed the Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert Certification

Yesterday I completed the last exam in order to earn the Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrators have the skills necessary to evaluate, plan, migrate, deploy, and manage Microsoft 365 services.

With this certification the following skills have been measured in the exams I have taken:

  • Design and implement Microsoft 365 services
  • Manage user identity and roles
  • Manage access and authentication
  • Plan Office 365 workloads and applications
  • Implement modern device services
  • Implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management
  • Manage Microsoft 365 governance and compliance
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