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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 Even though some of the information in the articles is outdated, I still think that they can be of value.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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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 4 featuring Wim Matthyssen

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 19th we are proud to announce that Wim Matthyssen, Cloud Architect and MC2MC user group board member will speak about “Azure Bastion: One does not simply walk into my VNet!”

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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 3 featuring Mirko Colemberg

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.

The last couple of week we already held two webinars, the first one, on Tuesday April 21 was a session about how to maximize Windows 10 and ConfigMgr network performance presented by Johan Arwidmark. If you missed this webinar, no problem since we have a recording available on our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. You can find the recording here: WMUG NL Tuesdays webinar featuring Johan Arwidmark.

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Speaking at Workplace Ninja Virtual Edition 2020

I’m very proud to announce that I will be speaking at the Workplace Ninja Virtual Edition 2020 event. The Workplace Ninja Virtual Edition 2020 event will take place from Tuesday 25th till Thursday 27th of August 2020 and will contain 45 sessions, spread across 3 days. Each day will provide 3 tracks, with 5 timeslots. The event can be attended for free, the only thing you need to do is register via the website.

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Speaking at Workplace Ninja Virtual Edition 2020

The goal of the Workplace Ninja Virtual Edition is to share knowledge and learn together. This covers topics around management of endpoints with SCCM and Intune, as well virtual desktop and the complete security stack of Microsoft. Since the event is virtual, we can’t see each other personally but we will provide a NinjaZone, where we can connect with each other.

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Announcing #WMUG_NL Tuesdays Webinar 2 featuring Michael van Horenbeeck

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we (the Windows Management User Group Netherlands) were forced to move our activities to virtual events. We started this event on Tuesday April 21 with a session about how to maximize Windows 10 and ConfigMgr network performance hosted by Johan Arwidmark. If you missed this webinar, no problem since we have a recording available on our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. You can find the recording here: WMUG NL Tuesdays webinar featuring Johan Arwidmark.

For Tuesday May 5th we have another great speaker lined up. This time Michael van Horenbeeck will presented on the topic: “Microsoft 365 Security in the real world”.

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) deep dive

Around 5 years ago (April 2015) Microsoft announced Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which was renamed to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection around a year later.

By using Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection you can add additional protection to the email filtering service available in Office 365 called Exchange Online Protection (EOP).

In this article, I will explain the functionality of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and I will share the lessons learned while implementing the solution at several of my customers. I’ll also try to include as much references to other articles or blogposts as possible hopefully providing you with enough information for you to start implementing Office 365 ATP as well.

This article covers the following topics:

Disclaimer: This post reflects the status of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection as of April 28 2020. Functionality may change, even right after this post has been published.

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