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:
This is a questions I get fairly often. But before I try to answer, let’s take a step back: We know that attackers typically try to compromise user accounts and then move laterally until they find higher-value credentials. The holy grail in this movement is typically and administrator who uses his admin account to surf…Details
I guess you all know Microsoft Defender ATP as (one of the best) Endpoint Detection and Response solution. Additionally we are constantly looking for additional ways to leverage the data and the functionality to drive additional ways to get the security team more productive. One of them is the new Threat and Vulnerability Management functionality…Details
I guess you might have heard that we will launch the first cloud-native SIEM/SOAR solution soon. No worries about scaling etc, we will do that for you.
Sarah Young was just a guest at our Azure Friday session. This gives you a good overview over Azure Sentinel:
This week the European Identity and Cloud Conference took place, where Joy Chik, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Identity was talking. She was actually announcing some very interesting efforts around identity and privacy, mainly the work we do around decentralized identity. If you read her blog post here, you will find a few very remarkable statement like…Details
An interesting article you could learn from as well. It was a long but good journey for us: How Microsoft builds empathy between its security and development teams (you have to sign up for free to read CSO Online)
I am deeply convinced that moving to the Cloud – for most companies – will increase their security dramatically – I would even go that far that a secure future without leveraging the cloud is not possible anymore. However, it does not come “just for free”, you still need to know what you need and…Details
Sometimes it is hard to find the right answer to your question in the vast amount of documentation on our cloud services out there. One of the questions I often get is, which keys are used where, how they are protected and why. This is documented but all over the place (and not always consistently).…Details
We are actively working on getting rid of passwords within Microsoft. In a first phase, we will not see and use our passwords anymore but on a more technical level they might still exist. The basis for this is the leverage of technologies like Windows Hello for Business and the Microsoft Authenticator App. All the…Details
Over the course of the last months we got a lot of good questions on Office telemetry and the data we collect to ensure the product runs smooth, secure and delivers on your expectations. Privacy is constantly in our focus and we are always trying to make improvements in that space to increase customer trust.…Details