This week we will run a webinar as a follow up to a blog post: the Alternative ways for security professionals and IT to achieve modern security controls in today’s unique remote work scenarios These webinars will take place: Session 1: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:00 AM Pacific Time Session 2:Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:00…Details
As a lot of companies migrated to Microsoft Teams to enable all the Home Office scenarios, there is a good chance that certain things cooled down a bit on the end of the IT department. It might be time to look at security and compliance in Microsoft Teams as well. Matt Soseman, a Security Architect…Details
There is plenty of information out there how to secure a “Home Office” environment in these days and I do not want this to be another one. However, I tried to compile a few resources, which might help you overcome some of the current challenges: VPN Shortage Quite some customers initially decided to route their…Details
< Deutsch weiter unten> Yes, I am sitting in my Home Office – as you might these days. Maybe the difference is that I am more or less used to this situation, my family knows how to cope with it and I have the infrastructure to do so. Talking of infrastructure: Having two almost adult…Details
We are asked in quite some calls, how we handle the pandemic situation at Microsoft. As a lot of us are used to home office, the change is intense but not that big. Customer events were cancelled (as in a lot of other companies as well) or moved to virtual, which actually proves to be…Details
While governments across the Globe are still trying to negotiate whether climate change is real or not, Microsoft is taking a bold step by announcing that we will be carbon negative by 2030. Not only that: By 2050 Microsoft will remove all the carbon emissions we have emitted directly or indirectly through electricity consumption since…Details
This is definitely a significant next step in our efforts to drive privacy and a transparent way. It will help our customers to fulfill their privacy obligations in a more straightforward way..
It took a while. I expected GDPR to hit sooner and I expected the authorities to go after non-European companies. I was wrong in both cases. 1&1 – a German telco – just got hit with a significant fine for GDPR violations: € 9.55 Mio. The case is very interesting to me, especially if you…Details
I guess this is important for Telcos (and others): GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom
In other words: There are IT projects which are ahead of schedule: Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland: Office 365 now has the Swiss passport: Microsoft Office 365 is now available for all organizations from Switzerland and Liechtenstein from the Swiss cloud datacenter regions. As part of Office 365, the collaboration platform Teams from the Swiss datacenter…Details
I do not know, whether you have seen the announcement at Ignite (there were quite a few) but Azure Arc is – to me – a real game changer. Leverage the capabilities of Azure in Azure, on-prem, on other Clouds – more or less wherever your resources are. This is really cool! Best way to…Details
During the Global CISO Summit we ran this week, one theme was high on the list for a lot of CISOs: Zero Trust. Besides, what is out there, we just released different material how we think about it and how you can approach it: A landing page with a lot of great material: Zero Trust…Details
Yesterday we announced new Surface devices coming this holiday. Devices like Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X. Additionally, we launched Surface Earbuds. What really rocked is, what is coming next Holiday 2020: Surface Neo and Surface Duo – dual screen devices with an optimized Windows 10X. This opens a whole new…Details
During RSA we announced that we will bring a cloud-native SIEM/SOAR solution to the market. Since then the team worked very hard to drive it forward. The number of private and public preview customers we had proved that it hit a clear need in the market. Since yesterday it moved to production and is generally…Details
It is not the first time I am talking about Zero Trust here. And often it is absolutely clear to the customers that the next perimeter is the identity and not necessarily the network to the same extent anymore. Read this article: More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims’ Help – the network protection will…Details
This is not fundamentally new but the figure is really high…
So, why are you still using username/password?
The Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland is up and running in two regions! Just a few minutes ago, we announced the availability of our Cloud in Switzerland. To ensure quality of service and manage the load, we still manage the customers to be on-boarded. The names of the customers launching with us are a pretty impressive…Details
This is a well-deserved achievement, where a lot of people invested a lot of time and energy in.
I guess it might challenge all these people who still not believe in Microsoft being a serious player in the security field: