Checking and patching your Microsoft Windows computer for Meltdown and Spectre

Overview

A Google team named Project Zero in mid 2017 identified vulnerabilities with many Intel, AMD and ARM CPU’s that allow speculative pre-processing of code to be abused. Speculative pre-processing aids performance which is why it exists. However when used maliciously it would allow an attacker to use JavaScript in a webpage to access memory that could contain information present in a users environment such as key strokes, passwords and personal sensitive information.… keep reading

Provisioning Hybrid Exchange/Exchange Online Mailboxes with Microsoft Identity Manager

Introduction

Working for Kloud all our projects involve Cloud services, and all our customers have varying and unique requirements. Recently one of our customers embarked on their migration from On-Premise Exchange to Exchange Online. Nothing really groundbreaking there though, however they had a number of unique requirements including management of Litigation Hold.… keep reading

Awarded Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Mobility – Identity and Access Management

Microsoft MVP

This week I was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Enterprise Mobility for my work in the area of Identity and Access Management.

This is quite an honor and something I had never considered as for the majority of my professional career I’ve been employed by integrators that require all my work to be considered intellectual property that must not be shared publicly.… keep reading