Archive 28/05/2020

Outlook Credentials Flashing and Closing Constantly

Challenge : Outlook would connect to one MS365 mailbox but then started constantly flashing for authentication for the disconnected Hotmail mailbox, but the credentials window disappears before being able to click on the box to enter a password.

Cause : Unknown ? Clash of accounts? Glitch in the Matrix?

Solution : More of a workaround solution.

  • Close Outlook
  • Open Word > Create a blank document
  • File > Account > Sign Out

  • Then click sign in, Username and Password prompts. Log in and authenticate.
  • Close Word
  • Open Outlook and everything worked as normal.

AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies – EXAM PASSED!!!

AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

EXAM PASSED!!!

#Azure #Security #AzureSecurity #CertifiedProfessional #CloudSecurity #CloudFamily #CyberSecurity #MicrosoftAzure #MicrosoftCloud #Microsoft #alwaysbelearning #AZ500 #EXAM #PASSED 

Azure – Setup Azure Blueprints

Challenge: Separate subscriptions for multiple disciplines under the same Azure Active Directory Tenancy.

Required : Each subscription to have the same role assignments

Solution : Azure Blueprints to define a repeatable set of Azure resources

How ?

Azure Blueprints provides

  • Role & Policy Assignments
  • ARM templates
  • And Resource Groups

Reference guides

Getting Started Azure Blueprints (PREVIEW)

Creating Blueprint Guide – Focused on Roles

Create a blue print, if your new, start with a sample predefined Blueprint.

For this example I have selected Resource Groups with RBAC (Role-based Access Control)

Create blueprint> Enter Name, Description and Definition Location

Next : Artifacts

Click Save Draft


How to Publish Blueprint

Click Blueprints > Blueprint Definitions > Select the version to publish


Click Publish blueprint.

Enter version and change notes > Click Publish

Azure – Advisor

Sample screen shots of Azure Advisor

Recommendations : Cost , Security, High Availability, Performance, Operational Excellence

Example Recommendations report export, output as a PDF or CSV

Azure – Auto Shutdown “Save” Greyed Out

I recently tried to enable auto shutdown on a virtual machine. I wanted to receive a notification before auto-shutdown. But the option was greyed out.

It would appear if send notification is set to yes, then the Save option is greyed out. Set Notification to No and you can save the settings > Set the time and Save.

Is it a feature or a bug, this was my work around.. After you have enabled and set a time. Now edit again and set notifications, add and email address and Save is available.

Cloud-Native Security and Performance: Two…

Kubernetes in a production environment, and you need to apply a patch #Kubernetes #Security #Patching #Containers

Cloud-Native Security and Performance: Two…

You’re running Kubernetes in a production environment, and you need to apply a patch — perhaps to a commercial application, an open source component or even a container image. How long should it take to implement that patch in production? Thirty days? One day? One hour?


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Azure – Install and Configure Antimalware On A Virtual Machine

A Virtual machine must be running.

If a virtual machine is stopped your deployment will fail

Note a Charge

Steps to Install Extension for Microsoft Antimalware

Select Virtual Machine > Extensions > New Resource > Microsoft Antimalware > Install Extension

  • Set date and Scan time is set in minutes from midnight 60 = 1am, 120 = 2am etc

Deployment in progress

Installed and Configuration completed

Forbes: VMware Security One Of The Best Kept IT…

VMware Security- One Of The Best Kept IT Secrets & Strategy #VMware #Security #Stratergy #Roadmaps

Forbes: VMware Security One Of The Best Kept IT…

I recently got the chance to attend an analyst briefing held by VMware senior executives, where I learned a lot about the company’s overall strategy and progress. This is a big time for VMware, and the tech industry in general, with more people working remotely than ever before in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Unprecedented strain has been put on networks. Certain technology trends, such as the use of VDI and unified communications platforms, are accelerating. As a provider of cloud computing and virtualization software and services, I believe VMware’s portfolio and expertise puts it in a unique position to ensure enterprises’ business continuity. Paramount to this continuity is cybersecurity, as cybercriminals all over are…Read More


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