Month: May 2015

Azure Active Directory (AAD) Sync New Version Released

Updated Version 1.0.494.0501 New Requirement AAD Sync requires now the .Net framework version 4.5.1 to be installed. Fixed issues: Password writeback from Azure AD is failing with a servicebus connectivity error. What’s this for? Microsoft AAD Sync is used to…

Outlook Web App + OneDrive for Business just got better

Last year, Microsoft released the first wave of OneDrive for Business integration within the Outlook Web App for Office 365 customers. That integration allowed users to send OneDrive for Business files and set edit and view permissions using the Insert…

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Now Available

Microsoft, building on decision to remove local administrator account password control from Group Policies and enhance overall security for Operating Systems, has released a new LAPS tool to randomize and manage local administrator accounts on domain computers within organizations. From:…

92% of IT Leaders Report Being Vulnerable to Insider Threats

From: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/92-of-it-leaders-report-being-vulnerable-to-insider-threats.html While recent data breaches such as the cyberattacks on Indianapolis-based Anthem and Mountlake Terrace, Wash.-based Premera were the result of outside hackers infiltrating a system, the majority of IT leaders report feeling vulnerable to insider threats. Vormetric recently…

Using VLANs and QoS to Improve VoIP Performance

When designing a network to support voice over IP (VoIP) services alongside traditional data services (e.g. from PCs, servers, and the like), it is important to ensure that voice and data traffic are segregated as much as is possible. This…

Updating the Root Certificate Store in Windows Vista and Later

All Windows-based operating systems are preloaded with a root certificate store, the purpose of which is to allow Windows machines to trust reputable, public certificate authorities by default and without user/administrator action. Because certificates expire, are revoked, and new vendors…