Azure Entra ID: Microsoft confirms issues with Single Sign On (SSO)

[German]Administrators have been complaining for some time about sporadic problems with Single Sign On (SSO) under Microsoft's Azure Entra ID. Users are then sporadically unable to log in to their Microsoft 365 apps. Now there seems to be confirmation from a reader that Microsoft has confirmed this in internal status pages for Enterprise customers.

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VMware Player/Fusion Player is End of Sale; VMware security advisories now at Broadcom

[German]End of the two VMware products: Workstation Player and Fusion Player, which were withdrawn from sale at the end of April 2024. Customers can use VMware Workstation as a replacement. Furthermore, there was brief confusion because security advisories for VMware products can now be found in the Broadcom support area, which was only accessible after registration. However, this plan has been dropped and the security information can now be accessed freely.

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

FSLogix 2210 Hotfix 4 announced for 14. May 2024

Update[German]An  update to FSLogix 2210 Hotfix 4 is scheduled for mid-May 2024. This update should raise hopes among administrators who have been struggling with problems with the new Microsoft Teams and possibly also Citrix VDI. In accordance with Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" calendar, FSLogix 2210 Hotfix 4 will be available for download on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, and will also be pre-installed on Windows 10 and Windows 11 multi-session Azure images.

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Broadcom leaks email-addresses from VMware administrators; AWS is out as a VMware customer, relief for cloud customers

[German]Today we have a small collective article on Broadcom and VMware. Broadcom made a mistake and, as the company had to admit, they sent the e-mails of administrators at customer sites around the world for everyone to see. And at VMware by Broadcom, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has probably left as a major customer. So to round off the week, here's a brief summary of information that I've already had for a few days.

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Dell breached, customer data stolen (2024)

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]Dell has informed customers by email that there has been a data leak (a hack). A database was accessed in which customer data such as name and address, as well as the hardware ordered from Dell, is stored. Dell sees the incident as "less serious", especially as no financial data was stolen. But the data leak affects millions of Dell customers who were registered there. Addendum: And the data was traded in a hacker forum, although the post there has probably since been deleted.

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Office Updates May 7, 2024

[German]On May 7, 2024 (first Tuesday of the month), Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2016. I'll summarize some information about these updates here in the blog.

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Authentificator mandatory for Microsoft Office?

[German]Once again, I brought a topic out of the "crypt" that I had already addressed here in the blog at the end of March 2024. A blog reader contacted me at the end of April 2024 and asked whether there was an "authenticator requirement for Microsoft Office"? Microsoft is continuously moving forward to enforce multi-factor authentication on its products such as Microsoft 365/Office 365.

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Microsoft Teams: Appointment/language bug and new/old problems with FXLogix in connection with Citrix/VDI

Teams[German]Today I'm posting another reader note about the old Microsoft Teams 1.7 client here on the blog, which has problems with the language. I had already discussed the problem here on the blog in February 2024 – nothing has changed. Furthermore, it is about the new Teams 2.x client, which causes various problems with FXLogix in companies with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in the Microsoft and Citrix environment. Here is a brief review and a summary of what readers have told me about this.

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Windows Server: April 2024 Update KB5036909 causes also LSASS crashes on DCs

Windows[German]Another addendum from the April 2024 patchday. The updates not only cause problems with NTLM connections to Windows Server. There are also reports that the KB5036909 update can also lead to LSASS crashes on domain controllers (DCs). In any case, Microsoft has published corresponding information on its Windows Release Health pages.

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Does Intune store on-premises CA certificates permanently in the cloud?

[German]Good question raised by a Microsoft Intune administrator. The man had problems with certificates and took a closer look. It looks like Intune is permanently storing the CA certificates generated for on-premises systems in the cloud. Another Intune administrator pointed me to the relevant post on reddit.com. The question is whether this can be confirmed.

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