Security

Building a monitoring solution for Power Platform events using PowerShell, C#, Azure Log Analytics, and Azure Sentinel

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I’m writing this from the beautiful and sunny city of Prague, where I’m attending the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference. It’s a 4-day event, with hundreds of sessions, and some very insightful keynotes also. I’m delivering two sessions here, and one of those was on monitoring and managing Power Apps and Power Automate.… Read More »Building a monitoring solution for Power Platform events using PowerShell, C#, Azure Log Analytics, and Azure Sentinel

Building a secure remote access solution using Azure Bastion Host

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I wrote about my experiences and challenges when building a secure remote access solution for Azure-based virtual machines back in February 2019. It’s one of my more popular posts in this blog, and I guess it’s helpful for many because it travels through the options and provides justification for the choices. As that’s often one… Read More »Building a secure remote access solution using Azure Bastion Host

Understanding and getting started with Azure Sentinel

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Today, Microsoft announced that Azure Sentinel is now Generally Available (GA). What this means, is that Azure Sentinel can be used in production, the pricing has been revealed and it’s stable for enterprise-grade usage. In this post, I’ll have a look at what Azure Sentinel is, how to get started and what to keep an… Read More »Understanding and getting started with Azure Sentinel

Azure Lighthouse – managing customer Azure tenants as a Service Provider

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced Azure Lighthouse. This post will walk you through what the service is, what benefits it brings, and why you should start using it. What is Azure Lighthouse? Azure Lighthouse is a new service from Microsoft, released on July 11th, 2019. It brings better management capabilities and flexibility for managing multiple Azure tenants… Read More »Azure Lighthouse – managing customer Azure tenants as a Service Provider

Anonymizing and masking sensitive data in SQL databases before migrating to Azure SQL

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Many companies I interact with have expressed an interest in migrating their legacy SQL Server databases to Azure. Typically this is due to End of Life for SQL Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) and other times it’s a desire to perform reporting and analytics on existing data in the cloud. (I wrote about migrating to… Read More »Anonymizing and masking sensitive data in SQL databases before migrating to Azure SQL

One password to rule them all: Migrating to 1Password from KeePass and text files

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I can’t quite remember when I started using a password manager, or which password manager it was at the time. As an IT Pro I’ve used everything from text files stored on Windows Desktop to encrypted Excel files to post-it notes to reusing the same password (“R3member1”, “R3m3mber2”..) to forgetting my password and resetting it.… Read More »One password to rule them all: Migrating to 1Password from KeePass and text files

Building a secure remote access solution for Azure-based virtual machines using Azure AD and Windows Admin Center

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[Update October 1, 2019: I’ve published another blog post on Azure Bastion Host, which complements the findings and services I go through in this post. Perhaps have a look at it here!] I’ve had some fun times lately with Azure. It seems there really is a second wave of adoption for cloud-based infrastructure and services… Read More »Building a secure remote access solution for Azure-based virtual machines using Azure AD and Windows Admin Center