Tag - Azure AD

Hybrid Azure AD Join or not?

Should I use Hybrid Azure AD Join or not?

I consulted with an MSP recently about one of their larger customers, and whether or not to implement Hybrid Azure AD Join for existing Windows workstations (joined to traditional Active Directory). The classic consultant answer of course is, "It depends." In certain cases, perhaps. But in truth and in practice,...
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Turn your MFA up to 11

But have you turned multifactor authentication ALL the way on?

Do you remember just a short time ago, Microsoft would claim that switching on Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) prevents 99.9% of identity-based attacks? Well, the times they are a-changin. I do not know what they would report today for a percentage of attacks which are thwarted by MFA alone, but...
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Reader question: Deny-by-Default?

Reader Question: How can I set up a “Deny-by-Default” Conditional Access Policy?

It has been a while since I took a question from a reader and turned it into a blog post. It is one of my favorite things to do here on ITProMentor, but the “busy-ness” of life has taken me away from the keyboard a lot in recent months. Now...
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Announcing the Practice Development Community and Monthly Educational Series

Today is a big day here at ITProMentor.com. We are entering a new year, and we have a big agenda to go along with it! In my recent surveys many of you indicated interest in gathering together and forming a community. As well,...
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Troubleshooting weird Azure AD Join issues

If you are starting to do more Azure AD Join (or disjoin/rejoin) operations, you may run into some issues at times where the computer reports an error. These can take several forms, but generally the message is, "Sorry dude, but you can't join/register this device." Here are a few scenarios that...
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Boost your security with Hybrid Azure AD Join: From Zero to Conditional Access in one afternoon

"Alex, I work at a non-profit and I would love to take advantage of the better security in Microsoft 365 Business (we have Business Premium now), but it sounds like it is for "cloud-only" customers? Is that right?? We are using Office 365 for Exchange, but we can't go cloud-only...
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2020 Edition of the Recommended Conditional access policy design guide is available now

I just finished updating the Conditional access design guide, part of the Microsoft 365 Best practices checklists. The new updates reflect some carefully considered feedback from my clients (real-world scenarios), as well as some new additions and...
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