Veeam & File Shares: Licensing & Feature Comparison
It’s easy to backup a file share right? Of course it is! But protecting the data in the most useful way can require a bit of extra consideration. In this blog post I’ve compared the ways Veeam can protect file shares, and any licensing considerations or ‘gotchas’ to be aware of.
The Many Forms of Modern Authentication – An Exchange Server Story
Microsoft recently released Exchange Server 2019 CU13 also known as ‘H1 2023’. This has introduced another method for implementing Modern Authentication, but this comes with design decisions that I’ll explore within this blog post.
Microsoft Azure Security Advisory – Elevation of Privilege: Guest User Permissions after Deletion
Microsoft have been emailing potentially impacted customers regarding a potential elevation of privilege issue, related to Azure AD Guest Users. Read on for details about the vulnerability and its impact.
Delaying Windows Feature Updates with Group Policy
It’s not necessary to invest in SCCM, Intune, or fancy RMM tools to get control over your Windows Updates. In this blog post I’ll show you how to use group policy to get a grip on your endpoint update policies.
Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2023
Times change, and software changes with them, until it’s no longer supported. At any point, a patch to an operating system, a .NET framework update, or anything else really, could end up with the software no longer being backed up properly, or not working at all in production. Without valid support there’s no process to…
Exchange Online Basic Auth – One (Final) Time Enablement
A quick note on an important point that I missed originally in Microsoft’s announcement. As users are starting to find their basic authentication mechanisms are being actively disabled, Microsoft have provided one last mechanism to prevent a complete outage if you rely on basic authentication currently. Which Protocols Are Impacted? If you’re using basic authentication…
Free Microsoft Certification: Microsoft Ignite | Cloud Skills Challenge is BACK for Fall 2022
Hi everyone, Have you ever wanted a chance to get Microsoft Certified? Now’s your chance! If you haven’t seen the Cloud Skills Challenge before, it’s simple. Microsoft provide multiple learning ‘Track’ options, courtesy of their free Microsoft Learn resources. If you complete one or more tracks within their pre-defined challenge window (12th October to 9th…
Microsoft Azure: Retiring… IP Addresses?
This was certainly an unexpected announcement, Microsoft are going to discontinue their Basic IP Address SKU. In this blog post I detail the gained features by moving to the Standard SKU, the ways to find out how to discover which IP addreses after affected within your Azure Tenant, and how to upgrade.
Breaking the Consolidation / Merge Stalemate – For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V
If you have snapshots or checkpoints that won’t consolidate or merge, you have a painful situation, once you notice! If you don’t notice, you’ve got a disaster approaching. Learn how to break the stalemate of stuck snapshots/checkpoints and how to monitor for these in this blog post!
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6a Released
Veeam have today released the long-awaited update to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 (VB365), v6a. This release has been overshadowed by Microsoft’s controversial changes being made to the Teams backup process, forcing vendors such as Veeam to cease using EWS as a mechanism to backup Teams data, instead insisting on the use of the Teams…