Managing updates to local cached credentials for remote users in a hybrid Active Directory environment
Among the many issues remote users face, forgotten passwords can be a significant roadblock to productivity, as they require help from an administrator. When a user logs on to an Active Directory (AD) domain, Windows securely caches the domain credentials and stores them locally on the user’s machine. This lets a user, especially one who… (0 comment)

Azure AD Password Protection: The good, the bad, and the ugly
People often use common words as their passwords so they don’t forget them. This practice impacts security severely, making it easy for hackers to easily breach accounts by guessing these common passwords. Microsoft’s Azure AD Password Protection is a feature that aims to help organizations eliminate weak and commonly-used passwords by essentially acting as a… (0 comment)

Why litigation holds are not a viable alternative to backups
Microsoft does not provide backup and recovery tools for its Office 365 services and has no plans to include them in the future. Some organizations use litigation holds as a substitute for email data protection, but this method doesn’t meet all the requirements that are expected of a backup solution. A litigation hold placed on… (0 comment)

Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for July 2019
The much awaited Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for July 2019 are here. If you’re a sysadmin, you probably know what this means for you: a week full of testing and deploying updates and troubleshooting patch failures, and then another week or so of waiting for hotfixes to mend issues in patches that were already released… (0 comment)