April 16, 2019

To update this post: Many changes have been made to Azure VPN Gateway since, here are the latest updates:

1. IKEv1 is no longer Supported. You need a firewall that supports IKEv2

Settings as recommended:

Key Negotiation Tries: 5

Re-key connection: On

Compression: Off

SHA2 wi...

March 8, 2018

On the Sophos platform, one of the missing features is the lack of MAC filters on their DHCP server. To give an idea, here is the feature as implemented on Windows Server DHCP

Sophos does do MAC filtering, but only on a web protection/hotspot level. Any device or comput...

September 18, 2017

Recently, our users on iPhone have been complaining that their keyboard freezes when they are using their phone. The freeze occurs every few seconds, lasting a few seconds in itself, then all the text you type in spews out all at once. If you look online, there would b...

April 18, 2017

One of the functions of a smart phone is that it can be used as a mobile security token. Whether it be SMS PIN, authenticator app or touch ID, your device can provide an additional level of security to your online transactions.

The problem occurs when you realize that y...

February 24, 2017

Automatic LAN/WLAN Switching is a relatively good idea. On a notebook, it prevents you from remaining on the wireless network when you have already connected to the LAN, thereby giving you the fastest network speeds while freeing up bandwidth on the wireless channel fo...

January 16, 2017

Security Researcher Viljami Kuosmanen has posted a proof of concept of a new type of security vulnerability - Browser Autofill Phishing, which has us all astounded at A. how easy it is to pull off, and B. why we hadn't thought of it first.

You can check out a demonstrat...

November 11, 2016

If you have logged into Office 365 email lately, you may have noticed there is an additional button along the top bar. This is the web client for Skype for business (SFB) that is built into Exchange Online's OWA client, not to be mistaken for the Skype Meetings web app...

October 25, 2016

You can use Power BI to report on your Azure consumption if you are on Enterprise Agreement or MPSA. Here's how I do it.

Log into Microsoft Enterprise Portal https://ea.azure.com. Obtain the following:

- Your EA Enrollment number (top left corner under the windows logo)


September 27, 2016

Microsoft AD RMS is a troublesome licensing issue for any organization that has had to use it for a period of time. As users come and go, licenses are expected to be returned and reused by the next person, within reasonable boundaries. Quoting the Microsoft Product Ter...

September 20, 2016

Counting licensed sharepoint users in a sharepoint farm has been a tricky business, due to the way Sharepoint does not delete users from its user list (this is by design). You probably don't want to be removing deleted users from your farm either, as it will change the...

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