August 2020

Azure – Soft-delete will be enabled by default for Azure Key Vault

You may already know Azure Key Vault, the cloud solution provided by Azure to store securely secrets (like certificates, passwords…) You may already know there is a functionality available called soft-deleted allowing to recover deleted secret up to 90 days after the deletion. This option is available from the Properties blade of the Key Vault …

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Azure AD Connect – Getting “An error occurred while connecting to the state store” error after updating AAD connect configuration

Recently I had to update the configuration of an existing Azure AD Connect – the directly synchronization tool from Microsoft to synchronize your Active Directory identities to Azure AD – instance. It was running the latest version at that time (1.5.42). The error was: An error occurred while connecting to the state store: Attempted to …

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Azure – The Azure Security team has developed a Power BI Dashboard

The team in charge of Azure Security Center has developed a Power Bi dashboard to help you track your Secure Score evolution. It also includes backlog of actions to be performed. You will have 2 setup options: Edit a Power BI template with Power BI desktop Use a Power BI application Prepare your Azure environment …

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Azure AD – You can now enable cloud groups for administration role assignment (preview)

As you know, all administrative permissions to manage any service or capability should be granted by assigning Azure AD administration roles. Well, until now, it was not possible to grant such administration role to a group of users. Good news, this capability is now available in preview. To start using group to grant administration role, …

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Teams – Get together video mode

After increasing the number of video stream displayed in Teams, you can now use a Get together mode which will use a virtual auditorium background and display every video feed on a chair. To turn on the Get together, just start a meeting with few participant and turn on the video, then select the Together …

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AWS – You can now manage your PO’s for your AWS invoice

With cloud services, you have the ability to buy resources and/or services directly from your management portal. That said, it has been always complicated to then match up ordered resources with your internal purchase orders (POs). Well, now you can reconciliate these when using Amazon Web Services by accessing your AWS Billing and Cost Management …

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