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Azure – You can now exclude public IP address from DDOS network protection (preview)

As you may already know, Microsoft Azure provides a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) protection to protect your workloads publicly accessible on Azure (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ddos-protection/ddos-protection-overview/). However, there is situation where you may need to have a public IP address being excluded from the DDOS protection. Well, you can now exclude public IP address from the …

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Intune – You can now manage macOS updates with Intune (preview)

As you already know you can control updates for Windows devices with Intune. Well, good news, you can now do the same for macOS devices. To manage which updates and when they are being installed on your macOS fleet, connect to your Intune portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) to access the Devices\Update policies for macOS blade to create …

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Intune – You can now create a set of reusable settings for Attack Surface Reduction Profile and Firewall Profile

As you now to configure devices and Windows Firewall for managed devices in Intune you use profiles – attack surface reduction profiles or firewall profiles. You may have multiple profiles to apply different configuration settings on devices and these profiles may have common configuration settings. Unfortunately, until now, you were not able to define a …

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Intune – You can now onboard Chrome OS devices (preview)

After allowing you to onboard Linux devices (see https://t.co/J2nsZT6MPW), you can now also onboard Chrome OS devices in Intune. I have announced last week this was coming (see https://t.co/J2nsZT6MPW) but there was not yet any official documentation. This is now the case: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/enrollment/chrome-enterprise-connector-configure/ In a nutshell, you have to: Create a connection to your Chrome …

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Azure – Protect your backup with immutable vaults (preview)

As you know, you can backup your workloads (virtual machines, SQL, file shares…), either hosted in Azure or on-premises, using Azure Backup. Well, with the rise of ransomware attacks and other malicious activities, it becomes important to also protect your backups by blocking any operations which could lead to loss of recovery points. To help …

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Azure AD – You can now use app filtering when configuring conditional access (preview)

As you know, Azure AD (P1 license minimum) allows you to set up conditional access to secure access to your applications and your workloads identities. Well, when it comes to selecting the applications/workloads to include in the condition you have the choice to apply to all cloud application or explicitly selected ones. The later obviously …

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Teams – New Teams powered encoder for Live Events (preview)

If you use Teams to host your meeting for a large audience (Live Events) you should know that a new encoder (RTMP-In) is available in preview. The new encoder option is available when you create your Live Event meeting To be able to use this new encoder you need to ensure your Teams tenant is …

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Azure AD – You can now define the multifactor authentication strength (preview)

Azure AD comes with a lot of security features – some recent such as Passwordless authentication, some less recent such as conditional access – helping protecting your identities and workloads access. Well, in the never ending journey to keep secure identities and data, the Conditional Access feature has been updated to allow administrators to request …

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Intune – You can now notify end-users when a device has been enrolled (preview)

Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager can now enable notification – either by email or push notification – to notify end-user when a device has been enrolled by them. This notification can help reporting enrollment mistakes or during the onboarding process of new users. The enrollment notification is available for all platforms (Windows, iOS or Android) and works …

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Azure – You can now review and optimize your Azure Firewall policies with Policy Analytics (preview)

If you use Azure Firewall you know you have to create (and then maintain) a Firewall Policy; which can become a tricky operation as policy updates may be required several a week or a day. In addition, the team in charge of maintaining such policies may not be aware of updates impacting the protected workloads …

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