Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Given the recent events in Europe, cybersecurity has become imperative as a national and a business priority. Furthermore, governments and organizations are looking to harden their digital networks and protect their critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. Microsoft’s Security Summit aims to provide key insights on current and future cybersecurity trends, uncover Microsoft’s security strategy and internal … Read more

Microsoft Solution Partner Designations

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Microsoft recently announced that the Microsoft Partner Gold and Silver competencies will be retired on Sep 30, 2022. The recently announced ‘Solution partner designations’ will take effect starting Oct 3, 2022. You should visit the Microsoft Partner portal at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/mpn/program/solutionspartner/solutionareas/overview to check if you qualify for the new Microsoft Solution Partner designations. Solution Partner Designations … Read more

FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release

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Last month, the FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release was made generally available. The fix can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=104396. The following changes are included in this fix: Resolved an issue that would cause a system crash while reading from meta tracking files in a Cloud Cache configuration. Resolved an issue where a logon would … Read more

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters I have compiled a collection of notable cloud magazines and newsletters which I would like to share with everyone on this blog. My main topics of interest are the following: Windows Server administration Linux Server administration Microsoft Azure administration Microsoft 365 administration Powershell Reading a magazine or newsletter on the … Read more

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement

Cloudstack

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement Apache CloudStack 4.17.0.0 is a 4.17 LTS release with 383 new features, improvements and bug fixes since 4.16, including 16 major new features. Some of the most important features are the following. IPv6 with Static Routing Zero Downtime Upgrades Virtual Router Live Patching CloudStack Status & management User Shared … Read more

Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway Security Bulletin for CVE-2022-27507 and CVE-2022-27508

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Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway Security Bulletin for CVE-2022-27507 and CVE-2022-27508 The following vulnerabilities have recently been discovered and announced by Citrix. CVE-2022-27507  Authenticated denial of service  CWE-400: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption     VPN (Gateway) virtual server with   DTLS, and  either ‘HDX Insight for EDT traffic’ or ‘SmartControl’ is configured  CVE-2022-27508  Unauthenticated denial of service  … Read more

Internet Explorer 11 retirement

Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 retirement announcement As per Microsoft MC378271 announcement, the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, and … Read more

Introducing Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Introduction Linux Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS was released by Canonical on April 21st, 2022. The 22.04 Long Term Service (LTS) release (code named Jammy Jellyfish) is the most mature and feature rich release to date and includes various noteworthy additions and new features. Canonical releases its LTS and interim Ubuntu versions as per the following … Read more

Windows DCOM hardening

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Introduction The Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) Remote Protocol is a protocol for exposing application objects by way of remote procedure calls (RPCs). The protocol consists of a set of extensions layered on Microsoft Remote Procedure Call Protocol Extensions as specified in [MS-RPCE]. The DCOM Remote Protocol is also referred to as Object RPC or … Read more

New Azure region in China

Azure region overview

New Azure region in China On March 1st, 2022, a new Azure region in North China was established by Microsoft. This new data center adds the fifth Azure region to the China market and doubles the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China. Announced in 2012, and officially launched in March 2014 with two … Read more

Azure AD Graph retirement date

Microsoft Graph API

Microsoft had announced that on 30 June 2022, they would retire Azure AD Graph. The Azure AD Graph retirement date has now changed. On April 7th 2022, Microsoft published the following update about Azure AD Graph retirement date: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-your-apps-to-use-microsoft-graph-before-30-june-2022/. Before that date, you’ll need to update your apps that use it to instead use Microsoft … Read more

PCI DSS 4.0 has been released

PCI DSS 4.0

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect account data. It is a multi-layered set of specifications which target at acceptable security and privacy levels for all organizations which process any type of payment cards in their transactions … Read more

World Backup Day

world backup day

World Backup Day – 31st March World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out on reddit by a couple of concerned users. The World Backup … Read more

OCSP SHA-1 support ending 30 May 2022

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OCSP SHA-1 support ending 30 May 2022 Microsoft has announced the sunset for SHA-1 Online Certificate Standard Protocol signing. Microsoft is updating the Online Certificate Standard Protocol (OCSP) service to comply with a recent change to the Certificate Authority / Browser Forum (CA/B Forum) Baseline Requirements. This change requires that all publicly-trusted Public Key Infrastructures … Read more

New Azure region in India

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New Azure region in India On March 7th 2022, Microsoft announced its intent to establish a new Azure region in India and more specifically in Hyderabad, Telangana. This adds to the ever growing number of Azure data centers around the globe. This strategic investment is aligned with Microsoft’s commitment to help customers thrive in a … Read more