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

How to run the Microsoft certification exam sandbox

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As part of the revamped Microsoft Learn website, Microsoft offers the Exam Sandbox application, so that new Microsoft certification exam taker can demo the actual exam experience. Follow the steps below to run the Microsoft certification exam sandbox. In your Web browser navigate to https://aka.ms/examdemo. Click Yes to accept the terms on the first page … 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

Free Microsoft certification exam vouchers

Microsoft free exam vouchers

Free Microsoft certification exam vouchers In the framework of a new Microsoft fiscal year skilling initiative, Microsoft is offering free exam vouchers to be used in Microsoft certification exams by CEE MPN partners. Any company in the CEE region which is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) can apply. The requirements of this … 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

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

The Microsoft Inside Track

The Microsoft Inside Track

Introduction When implementing IT solutions which are complex and require proper in-depth planning, it is crucial to perform technical assessments and creating an inventory of the “as-is” situation as well as assess the organization’s operational and business requirements alongside the technical requirements. Implementing an IT solution, especially when this involves some sort of migration, requires … Read more

Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist

Microsoft 365

Introduction When planning to migrate an organization with existing on-premises infrastructure to the Microsoft 365 Cloud, you need to create a thorough plan before the migration. This article discusses a Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist which is provided as a template by Microsoft. Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist Carry out the following tasks to prepare for migrating … Read more

Cloud skills training programs

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Introduction One of the most common facts in IT organizations worldwide is the lack of cloud skills of both IT administrators and end users. An increasing number of enterprises are starting to realize the importance of investing in Cloud Computing skills training for their employees. Besides the available third party training solutions and educational organizations, … 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

Powershell Crescendo general availability release

Powershell

Powershell Crescendo general availability release On March 10th Microsoft announced the General Availability (GA) release of PowerShell Crescendo, a platform-independent framework to rapidly develop PowerShell cmdlets for common command line tools. The release is available for download in PowerShell Gallery. PowerShell Crescendo overview The Crescendo framework allows developers to build PowerShell cmdlets which make use … Read more