Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

Azure Security and Governance

Like every year we have had another Global Azure Bootcamp, we hosted our boot camp like year here at Microsoft Iselin Office in New Jersey.  And this time event was completely sold out and we have more than 30 people in waiting list. There were a variety of topics on everything related to #Azure. All other speakers were Microsoft speakers other an Me 🙂

This event was streamed live throughout the day and our media team were also able to record the session which will be available very soon. So, you can watch the whole recorded session sometime very soon. However, I did an experience and recorded just my session using a #gimble and I believe it came out good. You can watch my session below; however, you won’t be able to see the slide deck, but you can watch and listen to and it will give good enough idea about my whole talk.

I talked about #AzureGovernance and #AzureSentinel and did a number of demos including different business scenarios.  If you are interested in learning about these new features do watch my video below and sign-up for the trail version. As requested, I’ve put my slide decks for you.

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Microsoft Cloud App Security and Multiple Hacking Attempts

A few weeks ago I’ve turned on Cloud App security feature in my Office 365 Subscription. I was surprised today when i started getting the alerts that there were some attempts made to login as my on my account. In less than two hours there were m15 attempts and they were all outside US and from an unknown device. First I didn’t know where it came from but when I logged on the links provided and I re-called that I did setup some policies a weeks ago.

As you can see below there were three email sent to me whenever there was an attempt made to hack into my account

Email Alerts

And here is the policy matched and alert was triggered

The Next Step – Review the alert

The next action was to Review the alert and investigate it. I was brought on to this page

What did I configure? It was not enabled by default

As I said above I created a policy while ago and based upon that now I’m getting these alerts

As you can see, in GOVERNANCE I’ve options to select the action.

Pro Tip !

Enable Multi-factor authentication 

70-534 Architecting Azure Solutions – Exam Prep

Join me again Friday Oct 20th

Are you preparing for Azure Architect Certification, if so then check this out.  I’m delivering one of the module on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery and Azure Monitoring.  Event is sold out more than 200 participants.  You can register for the next event checkout out with your Microsoft contact.

#6 Design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy

  1. Design a monitoring strategy
    • Identify the Microsoft products and services for monitoring Azure solutions
    • leverage the capabilities of Azure Operations Management Suite and Azure Application Insights for monitoring Azure solutions
    • leverage built-in Azure capabilities
    • identify third-party monitoring tools, including open source
    • describe Azure architecture constructs, such as availability sets and update domains, and how they impact a patching strategy
    • analyze logs by using the Azure Operations Management Suite
  2. Describe Azure business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities
    • Leverage the architectural capabilities of BC/DR
    • describe Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery (ASR)
    • describe use cases for Hyper-V Replica and ASR
  3. Design a disaster recovery strategy
    • Design and deploy Azure Backup and other Microsoft backup solutions for Azure
    • leverage use cases when StorSimple and System Center Data Protection Manager would be appropriate
    • design and deploy Azure Site Recovery
  4. Design Azure Automation and PowerShell workflows
    • Create a PowerShell script specific to Azure, automate tasks by using the Azure Operations Management Suite
  5. Describe the use cases for Azure Automation configuration
  6. Evaluate when to use:
    • Azure Automation
    • Chef
    • Puppet
    • PowerShell
    • Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Find more details here

Installing Windows PowerShell for Azure Rights Management – Part 1-2

This is what you need to work with Rights Management in Azure

his table lists the prerequisites to install and use Windows PowerShell for Azure Rights Management.

Requirement More information
A version of Windows that supports the Rights Management administration module Check the list of supported operating systems in the System Requirements section of the download page for the Azure Rights Management Administration Tool.
Minimum version of Windows PowerShell: 2.0 Support for the Rights Management administration module is introduced in Windows PowerShell 2.0.By default, most Windows operating systems install with at least version 2.0 of Windows PowerShell. If you need to install Windows PowerShell 2.0, see Install Windows PowerShell 2.0.

You can confirm the version of Windows PowerShell that you are running by typing $PSVersionTable in a Windows PowerShell session.
Minimum version of the Microsoft .NET Framework: 4.0 If this is not already installed, you can download the full version of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer).This version of the Microsoft .NET Framework is required for some of the classes that the Rights Management administration module uses.
Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant 7.0 The Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant is required for Azure Rights Management authentication.For more information, see Download Center: Microsoft Online Services Assistant for IT Professionals RTW.