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Exchange Server 2016 – End of Mainstream Support

As you already know  Exchange Server 2016 will be entering Extended Supporton October 14th 2020.. During that period it will receive only Critical and will be no further release of CUs, with the last planned CU to be  released in December 2020. One of the many concerns regarding that transition is that at the moment there is no free Exchange Server 2019 license for just managing the exchange attributes on hybrid deployments as there is for Exchange 2016. According to the Product Group that sp

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Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2019

This cumulative update is a security update. It includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 was released on June 16, 2020. This cumulative update is a security update. It includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues. These fixes will also be included in later cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2019. 

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Cumulative Update 17 for Exchange Server 2016

This cumulative update includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues. Known issues in this cumulative update In multidomain Active Directory forests in which Exchange is installed or has been prepared previously by using the /PrepareDomain option in Setup, this action must be completed after the /PrepareAD command for this cumulative update has been completed and the changes are replicated to all domains. Setup will try to run t

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Azure Client VPN using Azure AD & MFA

Azure Client VPN using Azure AD & MFA

Azure Virtual Network Gateway provides the ability to connect to your Azure Virtual Network with Azure Client VPN (SSL) connections using your Azure AD or hybrid identity, with Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) and your Conditional Access policies. We can have an Enterprise grade SSL VPN, with Active Directory authentication and Single Sign on (SSO) from your corporate laptops and apply all your conditional access policies, like MFA, Compliance devices, trused locations, etc. How to cr

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Cumulative Update 5 for Exchange Server 2019

This cumulative update is a security update. It includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues Κnown issues in this cumulative update In multidomain Active Directory forests in which Exchange is installed or has been prepared previously by using the /PrepareDomain option in Setup, this action must be completed after the /PrepareAD command for this cumulative update has been completed and the changes are replicated to all domai

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Cumulative Update 16 for Exchange Server 2016

This cumulative update includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues Known issues in this cumulative update In multidomain Active Directory forests in which Exchange is installed or has been prepared previously by using the /PrepareDomain option in Setup, this action must be completed after the /PrepareAD command for this cumulative update has been completed and the changes are replicated to all domains. Setup will try to run th

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Compliance Report using Azure Policy

Compliance Report using Azure Policy

Compliance Report using Azure Policy Azure Policy is a powerful tool for Azure Governance. With Azure Policy we can define rules for all Azure Subscriptions the we manage. We can use this rules for simple limitation actions, like permitting only specific VM Series and Sizes that can be created and also more complex rule sets that helps you standardize the whole Azure deployment. At my previous posts, we learned How to limit the Azure VM Sizes and How to enforce tags for resources creation

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Excited to be speaking at Microsoft Ignite The Tour in Milan!

Excited to be speaking at Microsoft Ignite The Tour in Milan!

Excited to be speaking at Microsoft Ignite The Tour in Milan on Jan 27-28. Join me to learn how to use Azure Platform As A Service (PaaS) to design your apps with Elasticity, Resiliency & High Availability and how to Accelerate your web applications with the Azure Front Door Service. IT industry-leading conference is going to Milan. Don’t miss the very latest in cloud technologies and developer tools with guest speakers, industry experts, and more. I will deliver two sessions:

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Cumulative Update 4 for Exchange Server 2019

This cumulative update is a security update. It includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues. Known issues in this cumulative update In multidomain Active Directory forests in which Exchange is installed or has been prepared previously by using the /PrepareDomain option in Setup, this action must be completed after the /PrepareAD command for this cumulative update has been completed and the changes are replicated to all dom

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Global AI Bootcamp, Athens 2019

Global AI Bootcamp, Athens 2019 December 14, 2019 we proudly carried out the Global AI Bootcamp, Athens 2019! IT was a day full of AI and Microsoft Azure. The Global AI Bootcamp is a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure. After all preparations with the assistance of Stoiximan.gr, our sponsor, the day begun at Athinais Cultural Center, at Athens, Greece. From early morning our sponsor was there wi

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Spin up Azure HDInsight clusters on demand

Spin up Azure HDInsight clusters on demand This is my Global AI Bootcamp, Athens 2019 Presentation with title: Spin up HDInsight clusters on demand for ETL, IoT, Data Science & Machine Learning At my presentation I explained with a hands-on demo, how to use Azure Data Factory to spin up on-demand Azure HDInsight clusters to make a process and automatically delete them once they provide the result. Download the PowerPoint Presentation:  download link And watch the Demo: The post Spin

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Use Web Application Firewall (WAF) Rules with the Front Door to protect your app

At the previous post we created an Azure Front Door to scale our web apps across Azure Regions and also publish them only through the Front Door’s URL. At this post we will create Web Application Firewall (WAF) rules, to protect our web apps. To add WAF functionality to the Front Door we need first to create WAF rules and then attach them to the Front Door Create the WAF Rule From the Azure Marketplace search for WAF and create a Web Application Firewall At the “Create a WAF poli

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Securely scale your Web Apps with Azure Front Door

Securely scale your Web Apps with Azure Front Door There is a big buzz out there about Azure Front Door.  Is it a Load Balancer? A CDN? A Traffic Manager? A Web Application Firewall ? A Reverse Proxy? An Application Gateway? So, what is Azure Front Door? Azure Front Door actually is all the above and more. It is a global service, that routes web traffic based on performance and availability. A Layer 7 multi-region load balancer with Web Application Firewall (WAF) capabilities, DDoS protection

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Azure Portal | Playing with Disk Snapshot

<h1 style="text-align: justify;">Azure Portal | Playing with Disk Snapshot</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">Disk Snapshot is a powerful tool to manage Azure VMs. It’s simple to create and can help the administrators in various tasks. It’s a fast and efficient way to have a crash-consistent Disk of a Virtual Machine, before performing tasks, updates, configuration changes, application installations, etc. Of course the last line of defence is the Azure Backup, but using the S

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Happy Friday! My blog post featured at this week’s Friday Five!

<p>Happy Friday! My blog post is featured at this week’s Friday Five!</p> <p>Check out this week’s <a href="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-MVP-Award-Program-Blog/Friday-Five-Azure-free-SMTP-relay-using-Sendgrid-Power-Platform/ba-p/894274">FridayFive section of the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog!</a> My blog post about <a href="https://www.e-apostolidis.gr/microsoft/azure-free-smtp-relay-using-sendgrid/">using SendGrid for free SMTP relay fr

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ASC | Remediate security recommendations in 1 click

<h1>Azure Security Center</h1> <h2>Remediate security recommendations in 1 click</h2> <p>Azure Security Center provides unified security management and advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads. Using advanced analytics, it helps you detect potentially malicious activity across your hybrid cloud workloads, and recommends potential remediation steps, which you can then evaluate, and take the necessary action.</p> <p id="DLQOMZB"><img cla

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Cumulative Update 14 for Exchange Server 2016

This cumulative update includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues Known issues in this cumulative update In multidomain Active Directory forests in which Exchange is installed or has been prepared previously by using the /PrepareDomain option in Setup, this action must be completed after the /PrepareAD command for this cumulative update has been completed and the changes are replicated to all domains. Setup will try to run the

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Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2019

This cumulative update is a security update. It includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues. Known issues in this cumulative update In multidomain Active Directory forests in which Exchange is installed or has been prepared previously by using the /PrepareDomain option in Setup, this action must be completed after the /PrepareAD command for this cumulative update has been completed and the changes are replicated to al

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Azure Private Link | Private connection to Azure PaaS

<h1>Azure Private Link | Private connection to Azure PaaS</h1> <p> </p> <p>Azure Private Link is a new service, currently in Preview, that provides private connectivity from a virtual network or an on-premises network with Site-2-Site VPN to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) Microsoft services. Azure Private Link makes the networking a lot more simple improving the security and eliminating the need for public access.</p> <p id="nAIxogs"><img class="a

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Azure ExpressRoute adds Satellite connectivity

<p style="text-align: justify;">ExpressRoute is a Microsoft Azure service that provides a private connection between an organization’s on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft Cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute was general available back on 2014. To connect to Azure ExpressRoute you need a direct line with an ExpressRoute provider. Now Microsoft announced that Microsoft cloud se

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Azure Policy | Enforce tags for resource creation

<h1 style="text-align: left;">Azure Policy | Enforce tags for resource creation</h1> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">Azure Governance</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After the previous post about <a href="https://www.e-apostolidis.gr/microsoft/azure-policy-limit-the-azure-vm-sizes/"target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">how to use Azure Policy to limit the Azure VM sizes</a>, I continue the series of posts about Azure Governance with a video gui

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Το Azure εξελίσσεται & οι τάσεις που θα μας απασχολήσουν! @Netfax

<p>Σήμερα δημοσιεύτηκε η συνέντευξή μου με τίτλο “<span data-offset-key="900n3-0-0">Το Azure εξελίσσεται”</span> στο NetFax τεύχος #4230, <span data-offset-key="900n3-0-0"> όπου συζητάω για τις τάσεις που θα μας απασχολήσουν στο Microsoft Azure & το Cloud! </span></p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2796" src="https://www.e-apostolidis.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/netfax4.jpg"alt="νετφαχ" width="568" height="1075" /></p> <

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Govern your Azure environment

<h1>Govern your Azure environment</h1> <p>It was a day full of Microsoft Azure and technology, from both IT Pro & Dev perspective. A sunny day at Athens, with a lot of fun. For sure we had a great time!</p> <p>You can download my Athens Azure Bootcamp 2019 presentation, Govern your Azure environment, from this <a href="https://papostolidisgr-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/pantelis_e-apostolidis_gr/EUS8pnejNdNEhrm0GVe4qaYBkFH2s_ZZKqGh9AaDY0NTFw?e=nQaNSD">

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