Tag Archives: Cloud

Microsoft 365 App: Connection issues (since Aug. 17, 2022) due to Tenable security tool?

[German]Since August 17, 2022, Microsoft Cloud users have been suffering from issues when using Microsoft 365 Apps. Users are unable to log in and receive errors. I had already reported in the German blog post Microsoft Cloud-Störungen 17. – 23. … Continue reading

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Microsoft changes cloud licensing in the EU on Oct. 1, 2022

[German]On October 1, 2022, Microsoft will change its licensing terms for its cloud offerings in Europe. These changes are intended to make it easier for cloud service providers to compete with Microsoft. This is probably a reaction to complaints about … Continue reading

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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 ...

Google: Upgrade to OAuth 2.0 required to use Calendar Interop after Oct. 1, 2022

Google advises users that an upgrade to OAuth 2.0 is required in order to continue using Google Workspace Calendar (Calendar Interop) with Microsoft Exchange Online from October 1, 2022. The background is that Microsoft is removing Basic Authentication from Exchange … Continue reading

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Google account blocked and police action because of toddler photos for the doctor

[German]I have frequently reported here on the sudden blocking of online accounts with American cloud providers (Apple, Google, and especially Microsoft). Just now, a case is boiling up in the USA, where Google blocked an account because of uploaded "nude … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 outage due to Cisco Meraki firewall (August 10, 2022)

On August 10, 2022, Microsoft 365 services experienced an outage that specifically affected North America but also EMEA. Users had problems with Office 365, Outlook and other services. It was probably due to a false alarm within the Cisco Meraki firewall … Continue reading

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Open Cloud: Vulnerability & Security Issue Database

Numerous vulnerabilities also lurk in the cloud, and administrators of cloud solutions should address the issue. But where can you get an overview of security risks or even vulnerabilities in relation to the various cloud providers? There is an Open … Continue reading

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Microsoft blocks Tutanota users in Teams

[German]Unpleasant story that is boiling up right now. The operators of the secure email provider Tutanota just announced that Microsoft is now actively prohibiting their users from registering accounts on its platforms (e.g. Microsoft Teams). They say, incident once again … Continue reading

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Amazon Drive will shutdown at the end of 2023

[German]Amazon is discontinuing its online storage and cloud service Amazon Drive for customers for 11 years. That's according to an email that affected Amazon customers must have received. However, the end is not until December 31, 2023. Advertising

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SysAdmin Day: The cloud, security and backup risks

[German]Today, July 29, is the International Day of the System Administrator, a day for all the IT professionals who do their best every day to somehow keep the IT systems running and secure against cyber threats. I assume that this … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 services has been down (July 28, 2022)

[German]Not only Cisco Webex is down, I have also received reports of disruptions from AWS for North America (see Cisco Webex has been down (July 28, 2022)). Microsoft's cloud services (Microsoft 365) also seem to have been affected. At least, … Continue reading

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