Tag 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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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: 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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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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Microsoft Office 2021/365: AutoSave only in the cloud

[German]Frequent users of Microsoft Office 2021 and Office 365 have probably already noticed this. The AutoSave function now only saves files from Word, Excel and PowerPoint in the cloud (on OneDrive or SharePoint). A local storage is probably no longer … Continue reading

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Multi-cloud security and compliance – challenges and best practices

[German]Companies are heading to the cloud. This often involves multiple cloud providers. Multi-cloud strategies further complicate cloud security and compliance, as controls and policies must be applied consistently across multiple cloud environments. IT security firm Orca Security looked at cloud … Continue reading

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admin.microsoft.com and Office 365 Admin Center down (Feb. 3, 2022)

[German]Microsoft's admin.microsoft.com sub-domain is down, which means that many admin centers for Microsoft services (Office 365, etc.) are no longer accessible. Here is a quick overview of what is known so far. Addendum: It seems to affect Europe, Middle East … Continue reading

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Exchange Online down? (January 17, 2022)

Exchange Online has been down on January 17, 2022, where users have problems accessing their Exchange Online mailboxes and calendars. It seems to affect mainly the regions Australia, North America and Japan. But I also got reports from Europe and … Continue reading

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