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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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