Category Archives: Cloud

Basic Authentication in Exchange Online will be discontinued as of October 2022

[German]It was already announced September 2021 that the Basic Authentication in Exchange Online will be deactivated. The cutoff date for this disablement to begin is October 1, 2022. As of May 3, 2022, Microsoft has now reiterated this cutoff date, … Continue reading

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Apple, Google, Microsoft support new initiative of the FIDO Alliance for "Passwordless Sign-Ins

[German]Yesterday, May 5, was "World Password Day" – and from this point of view, the announcement of the FIDO Alliance to make the Internet more secure and usable for everyone is only logical. The FIDO Alliance and the World Wide … Continue reading

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Cloud security, the challenges in 2022

[German]At the moment, it feels like every company is moving its IT to the cloud or is more or less forced to do so by the providers. You often read that the whole thing will be easier and more secure … Continue reading

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Migrate your Classic Storage Account to Azure Resource Manager by Aug. 31, 2024

[German]Microsoft already informed me by email at the end of March 2022 that accounts for classic storage (Classic Storage Account) will soon no longer be supported. Users will no longer be able to access this storage after August 31, 2024 … Continue reading

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Atlassian has fixed the Jira/Confluence outage and data loss

[German]Quick announcement for the weekend. Atlassian has fixed the Jira/Confluence outage that has existed since early April 2022 and the accompanying data loss for various customers. At the same time, the vendor revealed some details about the issue. Advertising

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Atlassian: Jira-/Confluence outage affects customers since April 5, 2022

[German]Atlassian's Jira platform, popular with many companies, has been down for what seems like hours. This is causing trouble for all customers who need access to the Atlassian Jira Bug System. There, information about security problems and other sensitive details … Continue reading

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Authentication service OKTA hacked by Lapsus$?

[German]Extremely unpleasant story if the whole thing turns out to be true. According to a report, the provider OKTA is investigating a possible hack. Okta is a provider of authentication services in the cloud, so a successful hack could have … Continue reading

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Major Apple iCloud outage: Calendar, iMessages, iTunes, TV (March 21, 2022)

[German]Apple is currently (March 21, 2022, 18:00 CET) experiencing a major disruption of its cloud services,  that is probably affecting the entire world. Many Apple services from the cloud such as iCloud Calendar, iCloud Mail, iTunes Store, Apple Music, Radio … Continue reading

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Outlook.com: "Sync Email" settings error "Unable to load these settings. Please try again later."(March 2022)

[Geman]A brief article about Microsoft's Outlook.com: There is a problem for users who want to collect mails from other email providers via Outlook.com. The feature in question has not been usable for some time now, with an error message stating … Continue reading

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IT crisis: Russia to run out of storage space in 2 months

[German]The international sanctions against Russia are forced a withdrawal of US cloud providers, who are cancelling services for Russian customers. Now an IT crisis is looming in Russia, because the country is running out of storage for data. In an … Continue reading

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