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What Is New With The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Azure is well known for offering great cloud-based services for creating a hosted IT and Network infrastructure.  Probably one of its greatest strengths is the ability to create Virtual Machines (VMs) in just a matter of a few minutes.  Essentially, these are the servers that make use of the Windows Server OS. But there is ...

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The New Microsoft Windows 11

Let’s face it, the Windows Operating System (OS) and all flavors of it have been with us for a very long time.  It has always been the predominant OS for both individuals and businesses alike, despite the strides made by other manufacturers such as Apple with the MAC OS.  The most current version of this ...

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Is Your Microsoft-Based MSP Ready for The CMMC?

While you may be dependent upon your Managed Service Provider (MSP) to fulfill your M365 and Azure needs, at some point in time, they should also be CMMC certified. The primary reason for this is that since you are basically hosting all of your data with them, you will also need to make sure that ...

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Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Windows Features

The following table defines which Windows features require TPM support. TPM AND WINDOWS FEATURES Windows Features TPM Required Supports TPM 1.2 Supports TPM 2.0 Details Measured Boot Yes Yes Yes Measured Boot requires TPM 1.2 or 2.0 and UEFI Secure Boot. TPM 2.0 is recommended since it supports newer cryptographic algorithms. TPM 1.2 only supports the SHA-1 algorithm which is being deprecated. BitLocker No Yes Yes TPM 1.2 or 2.0 are ...

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The End of Life For Skype

When people think of the term of video conferencing before COVID-19 hit, the first thing that came to mind was Skype.  This has been an institution in and of itself, with not only businesses, but literally millions upon millions of people worldwide depending upon this platform to communicate with family and friends for virtually pennies ...

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Forrester and Gartner have Recognized Microsoft Security as a Leader

With Microsoft Security you can now get the best of both worlds. How so? Not only do they offer a way to streamline your security but also strengthen it with their best of breed security capabilities. Forrester Research has recognized Microsoft Security as a leader in 7 of its Forrester Wave™ reports. Security Analytics Platforms, Q4 ...

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The Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)

Today, many businesses in Corporate America are now implementing more than one level of authentication in order to confirm the identity of an individual.  Many of them have implemented at least Two Factor Authentication (2FA) or even Multifactor Authentication (MFA).  But trying to keep track of all of these authentication levels and mechanisms can be ...

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How To Create A Playbook In Azure Sentinel – Part 2

In our last article, we examined the concept of what a Playbook is, and how to create one specifically for the Azure Sentinel platform.  Specifically, the following topics were covered; Creating the Playbook; Establishing The Trigger Point. In this article, we continue with theme of creating the Playbook, but looking at more advanced functionalities. How To Steps ...

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How To Create A Playbook In Azure Sentinel

As we know, many IT Security teams across Corporate America are totally overburdened with the many alerts and warnings that they receive from their network security tools. CISOs are realizing this and are taking more steps to help alleviate the phenomenon which is known as “Alert Fatigue”. For example, they are strategically placing technologies in ...

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Forrester names Microsoft a Leader in the 2021 Enterprise Email Security Wave

Microsoft has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021, receiving among the highest scores in the strategy category. The Forrester Wave report evaluates enterprise email security solutions and provides a detailed overview of the current offering, strategy, and market presence of these vendors. From the report, “Forrester’s 2021 ...

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