Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based enterprise directory service used by Microsoft 365 to store details of user accounts, groups, and applications.

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Microsoft Sets March 2025 Date for Retirement of Old Azure AD PowerShell Modules

After much humming and hawing, Microsoft reset the retirement date for several old Azure AD modules to March 30, 2024. The nine-month extension is there to help customers convert scripts to use the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK or Graph API requests. On the upside, the extra time is good as it creates space to migrate scripts. On the downside, there's still some challenges in converting from the old Azure AD modules.

June 16, 2023

Practical Protection: Limiting the Damage from Local Admin Accounts

Because of the way the Windows security model works, it’s not currently possible to eliminate the use of passwords for local administrator accounts. Given that fact, the next best solution is to remediate the biggest problems with passwords for these local accounts, including weakness, reuse, and tenure. In this article, we discuss how the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) helps with all of those!

May 3, 2023

Practical Protection: Baby Steps Towards Zero Trust 

Implementing zero trust in the world is a big hassle, often uncomfortable, and frequently dorky—plus, it can be expensive. At the same time, moving closer to a zero trust model helps harden your network significantly, and you may already have many of the tools and techniques you need available without much extra cost. In this article, we discuss how to take baby steps toward Zero Trust.

April 19, 2023