What’s New with Azure – September 2021

by Aidan Finn

Microsoft recently announced that their Ignite (online only) conference will be running again on November 2-4. That means we are approaching peak season for announcements, new public preview releases, and general availability. “Q3” in announcements and roadmaps will often mean between early September and maybe the third week of October – a code freeze will… Read More

What’s New in Azure AD Connect V2

by Russell Smith

Azure AD Connect is a free tool from Microsoft that's used for synchronizing objects between on-premises Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory. Microsoft announced in August the availability of Azure AD Connect V2.0. And in this article, I'm going to discuss the major changes in this new release. Here are the major… Read More

Azure Sentinel Gets Fusion AI Early Ransomware Detection in Preview

by Russell Smith

Earlier this month, the Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) teams announced the public availability of 'Fusion detection for ransomware'. Fusion is designed to automatically correlate security alerts that could be related to ransomware. More precisely, Microsoft said the Fusion machine learning model collates alerts detected in a specific timeframe during defense evasion… Read More

Microsoft Looks to Improve Azure Active Directory Compliance and Security Breach Prevention

by Russell Smith

Microsoft recently announced that it acquired CloudKnox Security, a security management solution for businesses that use more than one cloud service provider. CloudKnox says that its solutions help IT departments "granular visibility, actionable insights, and control of machine and human identities with excessive high-risk privileges." Joy Chik, who is corporate vice president for Microsoft Identity,… Read More