Security: How to configure Advanced Microsoft Authenticator security features in the Microsoft Entra Admin Center and why it is important to implement them now

It’s time to make Microsoft Authenticator more secure for your users. Since October 25, 2022, new Advanced Microsoft Authenticator security features are Generally Available. This blog article shows how to enable the new Advanced Microsoft Authenticator security features in Microsoft Entra admin center.

  1. Why is it important to implement these new Microsoft Authenticator security features and inform your users about them?
  2. Which security features are new available?
  3. How to configure Advanced Microsoft Authenticator security features
  4. With all the new security features enabled, how will the new user experience look like?
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News: My Top 10 Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 took place from October 12-14, happily as a hybrid event, online and onsite in Seattle. Under the headline “Do more with less with the Microsoft Cloud“, Microsoft presented over 100 new solutions or updates to existing products. This blog article presents my top 10 takeaways from Microsoft Ignite 2022 with a focus on Modern Workplace, Microsoft 365 and Security. In conclusion, I will honor my favorite session and give my overall impression of Microsoft Ignite 2022.

  1. Modern Workplace
    1. #1 New Microsoft Intune name branding
    2. #2 New Microsoft Intune product family
    3. #3 New Microsoft Intune suite of advanced solutions
    4. #4 Deliver organizational messages with Windows 11 and Microsoft Intune
    5. #5 What’s new in Windows 365
  2. Microsoft 365
    1. #6 Office is becoming Microsoft 365 and New Microsoft 365 Announcements
    2. #7 New Microsoft Teams Premium Features
  3. Security
    1. #8 Conditional Access Authentication Strengths
    2. #9 Azure AD certificate-based authentication (CBA)
    3. #10 Workload Identities GA in November 2022
  4. Favourite session from Microsoft Ignite 2022
  5. My overall impression of Microsoft Ignite 2022
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Security: How to achieve a Microsoft Secure Score for Devices above 95% in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint with Microsoft Intune

This blog article shows how to master the security recommendations of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) with Microsoft Intune and achieve a device secure score above 95%.

  1. Security recommendations analysis and how to start
  2. Security recommendations covered by security baselines
  3. Security recommendations overview not covered by security baselines
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Security: How to use Security Baselines and which policies can cause impact for your environment

This blog article covers the implementation options of the different Microsoft Intune security baselines and gives an overview of policies that can impact your users.

  1. For what purpose are the security baselines?
  2. What security baselines are available?
  3. How should the security baselines be used? How do I start?
  4. Which policies should be considered and checked in particular, as they could affect the user experience in your company?
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