After figuring out how to convert a script from using Azure AD licensing cmdlets (due to stop working in June 2022), we move on to create a licensing report for a tenant using cmdlets from the Microsoft Graph SDK for PowerShell. The code is pretty straightforward, but you need to do some up-front work to extract and prepare some input files containing product and service plan codes. Given that Microsoft is increasing its license fees, it’s a good time to report this information…
On September 30, 2021, IT pros and developers from South Africa are coming together once again to host the first online Azure Bootcamp event! User Group Leads will bring you the latest information and features about Azure and Cloud Computing. The online event is free and hosted live on Twitch.
The Microsoft Graph SDK for PowerShell exists to help developers use Graph API calls from PowerShell. It works, but like anything in life, there’s a right way to connect and use the SDK and a wrong way. In this article we explore topics like how to connect to the right tenant, how permissions are managed (or not), and why running Graph SDK cmdlets interactively isn’t something you should do in production. Good as the SDK is, Microsoft has some big issues to solve to address some obvious security issues.
Still in public preview, new application authentication method policies will help Microsoft 365 customers adhere to best practices for managing application credentials, while asserting pressure on ISVs to do the same. Going forward we can expect this to turn into a standard configuration, enforced across many organizations. To address the problem, Microsoft is ready to release a set of features to help. In this article, we introduce you to Azure AD application authentication method policies, one of the features in the set.
Despite the growing acceptance of Azure AD to manage identities, one of its main advantages as a platform that manages and secures identities is Azure AD join (AADJ), which still elicits hesitation amongst many IT professionals. This article delves into the justifications for switching to Azure AD join, breaks down some myths around it, and explains why your default position should be Azure AD join.