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Microsoft keeps its Password-less promise and ships native FIDO2 support to Azure AD & Windows 10

Microsoft continues to deliver it’s password-less promise and introduces native FIDO2-based authentication to Windows 10 & Azure AD.

“There is no doubt that over time, people are going to rely less and less on passwords. People use the same password on different systems, they write them down and they just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure.”

Bill Gates, RSA 2004

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Moving away from passwords with Windows 10, Windows Hello for Business & Microsoft Intune

In 2004, long before we went online massively concepts like phishing or ransomware were on the rise, Bill Gates, predicted at the RSA Conference that year the demise of passwords saying “they just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure.”

For years, we’ve been discussing the vulnerabilities of passwords (80 percent of security breaches are down to stolen passwords & credentials) and the need to ditch them for more robust & secure solutions. Many initiatives have been launched like Microsoft’s CardSpace, the Higgins project, the Liberty Alliance, NSTIC, the FIDO Alliance and various Identity 2.0 proposals. All with the explicit goal of eliminating passwords.

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Programma System Center Summer Night 2016 bekend!

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Nog een kleine maand te gaan en dan is het zover –  de System Center Summer Night 2016! De afgelopen week hebben we hard gewerkt om het programma rond te krijgen. En met succes! Naast keynote spreker Andrew de la Haye hebben we een groot aantal Microsoft sprekers, Microsoft MVP’s en experts bereid gevonden om te komen spreken tijdens de System Center Summer Night. Een gevarieerd programma met maar liefst 9 sessies, uiteenlopend van Azure Stack tot The Modern Workplace, Incident response team tot Infrastructure as Code en van Configuration Manager Sneak Preview tot een blik op de toekomst van het internet!

Mede dankzij onze sponsoren hebben we de luxe om ook de toegang tot dit evenement GRATIS aan te kunnen bieden (hier over later meer). Inschrijven voor de System Center Summer Night 2016 – op donderdag 23 juni – doe je hier.

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Troubleshooting: Federation for Windows Intune

During a Windows Intune proof of concept (PoC) I was facing some issues configuring federation in order to enable Signle Sign On (SSO).

Proxy Authentication

When configuring federation we couldn’t convert the the default domain to a federated domain type. By using the –Verbose –Debug parameters of convert –MsolDomainToFederated cmdlet the root cause became clear. Proxy Authentication was required and therefore we couldn’t convert the domain. One down two to go!

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Microsoft anounced new update of Windows Intune Services; “Modern mobile devices should be managed from a cloud service”

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Today Microsoft announced new enhancements of Windows Intune Service as per next week. These updates include:

  • Ability for the administrator to configure email profiles, which can automatically configure the device with the appropriate email server information and related policies, as well as the ability to remove the profile along with the email itself via a remote wipe if needed.
  • Support for new configuration settings in iOS 7, including the “Managed open in” capability to protect corporate data by controlling which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments, and disabling the fingerprint unlock feature.
  • Ability for the administrator to remotely lock the device if it is lost or stolen, and reset the password if the user forgets it.
  • In addition to our unified deployment mode and integration with System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Intune can now stand alone as a cloud-only MDM solution. This is a big win for organizations that want a cloud-only management solutions to manage both their mobile devices and PC’s.

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