Find The Azure AD Join Type
Sep24

Find The Azure AD Join Type

KB ID 0001597 Problem I recently did a post about Joining Azure AD. while working on that I found out there were three different Azure AD ‘States’ (see below). But how do you pingd out your Azure AD Join Type? Azure AD Joined: Aimed at Corporate owned machines joined to Azure AD, (or CYOD devices). Azure AD Registered (Was called Workplace Joined, and still is if you work in PowerShell). Aimed at BYOD devices. Azure Hybrid...

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Windows: Join Azure AD (AAD)
Sep20

Windows: Join Azure AD (AAD)

KB ID 0001596 Problem With more people looking at Microsoft 365 (as opposed to Office 365), then the amount of people who want to Join Azure AD with their Windows machines is only going to go up. This is how to join your Windows and BYOD client devices to Azure AD. There are essentially 3 WAYS to Join Azure AD. Azure AD Join: Used for corporate assets. Windows Only! (Can be managed by Intune) Users log in with their Azure AD account...

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Azure Traffic Manager (DNS Failover)
Mar03

Azure Traffic Manager (DNS Failover)

KB ID 0001740 Problem Why Azure Traffic Manager? I had to price up a hardware load balancer (ADC)  a couple of weeks ago for a client. I wont mention the vendor, (though I’m sure you can guess). Over 3 years it was going to cost (for a pair) about £100k, (so about 33k a year). That included the global DNS failover, this was so they, (the client) could fail over their services between multiple data centres. OK there are other ADC...

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O365 with Duo MFA (Without a P1 License?)
Feb16

O365 with Duo MFA (Without a P1 License?)

KB ID 0001737 Problem Working for a cloud service provider, (and a Duo partner). I get a lot of queries about Duo MFA for Office 365. Typically (I think) the best solution is to enable Azure Conditional Access and couple that with Trusted sites, so clients get challenged when out on the road, but not in the office. The drawback of this is Azure Conditional Access requires a P1 License, at time of writing that’s about $6 a month...

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Azure: Point to Site VPN From mac OS?
Aug12

Azure: Point to Site VPN From mac OS?

KB ID 0001693 Problem We mac users always get overlooked. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard ‘Yeah we don’t support macs?” I would be a rich man. But thankfully this makes us work things out for ourselves usually! So recently I did a article Azure: Point To Site VPN (Remote Access User VPN) but what if you want to use the same solution for a remote mac user? Solution Firstly you will want to download...

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Azure VPN: Point To Site VPN (Remote Access)
Aug05

Azure VPN: Point To Site VPN (Remote Access)

KB ID 0001692 Problem Given my background I’m usually more comfortable connecting to Azure with a Route Based VPN from a hardware device, like a Cisco ASA. I got an email this afternoon, a client had a server in a private cloud and a server in Azure, they needed to transfer files from the Azure server to the server in the private cloud. Now on further investigation this client had a Cisco vASA so a VPN was the best option for...

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