When I talk with customers about the Cloud, we always talk about a few key themes:
Identity: I am convinced that you need to be able to federate your identity from your on premise solutions to the cloud. You will want to control the process of decommissioning an identity and want to make sure that . . . → Read More: Enabling the Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Technology
Today is the day we launched Office 365 officially to the broad market. This is a real cool step forward you should look at:
Go to http://office.microsoft.com and give it a try. For only $8/year you get the ability to have it on up to 5 PCs or Macs (well, I guess you choose . . . → Read More: Try Office 365 Home Premium
I am a huge fan of DirectAccess – especially as a user. This means mainly, that I love it as a user as I do not have to care anymore about where I am connected – my notebook immediately connects to our Microsoft Corporation’s network. Ages ago, when we ran the pilot I was already . . . → Read More: Direct Access and Virtual Smartcard
In the meantime I guess that most of us agreed that Consumerization of IT or Bring Your Own Device or how ever you want to call this will become a reality – probably rather sooner than later.
In the meantime our team in France published a few papers/guides, which are definitely worth looking at:
I . . . → Read More: Consumerization of IT
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is definitely not new but I recently realized that not too many people know about it – and they should. EMET helps you to raise your shields against zero-days and any exploit in the wild. I do not say that it is a silver bullet but it is definitely going . . . → Read More: EMET–Protection Against Zero-Days
A few years ago I posted on DaRT after having seen it: Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset. It is a really good an interesting tool for a lot of problems, one of them being incident response. I just stumbled across one article describing this: Using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) for Incident Response.
. . . → Read More: Using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) for Incident Response
A very good overview over the way we run Microsoft’s Cloud. The interesting thing is – if you look at the video – that most customers are still running their datacenters on generation 1-2, which means that the efficiency (labor as well as energy) we can deliver is significantly higher – not talking of our . . . → Read More: Video on Microsoft’s Datacenter
You heard about the launch of Office365 recently and I hope you read the blog post on the application of the Cloud Computing Security Considerations to the private. cloud. If not, here it is: Security Considerations in a Private Cloud
To complete the series now, we released an additional paper on how these considerations can . . . → Read More: Cloud Security in Office365
One of the things which surprises me often, when talking to customers is, that they do not know, when certain (key) products run out of support – and therefore no security updates will be shipped.
You should include the following dates in your plans:
Windows XP Home: Mainstream support ended 4/14/2009 Windows XP Professional: Extended . . . → Read More: Windows Lifecycle and Support
Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2:
File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content
In my opinion, this is an interesting tool, built in to your server platform.
Now, we just published a paper about how we use this File Classification . . . → Read More: How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure