Microsoft resources for GDPR

The page below is a (growing) overview of resources for GDPR info and compliance by Microsoft. The page is updated with other sources I find on my quest for GDPR.

General Resources

Trust Center

Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Online

Assess your readiness for GDPR now

MS partner network

https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/marketing/details/gdpr#/

Compliance manager

Learn more about Compliance Manager.  Read the Tech Community blog

Sign up for the Compliance Manager public preview program

Blogs

Videos

Tools

Downloads

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Azure Active Directory Sync is now GA! #FIM2010 #DirSync #AADSync

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/09/16/azure-active-directory-sync-is-now-ga.aspx

New Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) has reached general availability.

Here are more details about this – and here is the related documentation.

If you just want to get started, just click here to download AAD Sync.

As discussed on the release blog post:

“AAD Sync capabilities in this release include the following;

  • Active Directory and Exchange multi-forest environments can be extended now to the cloud.
  • Control over which attributes are synchronized based on desired cloud services.
  • Selection of accounts to be synchronized through domains, OUs, etc.
  • Ability to set up the connection to AD with minimal Windows Server AD privileges.
  • Setup synchronization rules by mapping attributes and controlling how the values flow to the cloud.
  • Preview AAD Premium password change and reset to AD on-premises.”

SCM Baselines for Windows 8.1, IE 11 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are now live!

Source: TechNet Blogs » Microsoft Security Guidance » SCM Baselines for Windows 8.1, IE 11 and Server 2012 R2 are now live!

Today the SCM team has finally released the SCM baselines for Windows 8.1, IE 11 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

To get the updates you can open the SCM tool and select the “Download Microsoft baselines automatically” in the tool:

SCM release

Please carefully read the Release Notes for these baselines in the Attachments/Guides section as there are a couple of known issues that may affect capabilities that worked in the past, but are no longer working with SCM and other related tools.

Alternatively, you can download all the CAB files directly from the following links:

8.1 Baseline and 8.1 Attachments

IE 11 Baseline and IE 11 Attachments

Windows Server 2012 Baseline and Windows Server 2012 Attachments

Lastly, a HUGE thank you goes to the SCM team, Aaron Margosis and Rick Munck who have put huge efforts to release these baselines.

They have also produced the SCM materials, along with a more extensive set of GPO’s and security guide here for customers to use: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaron_margosis/archive/2014/08/15/security-baselines-for-windows-8-1-windows-server-2012-r2-and-internet-explorer-11-final.aspx.

See also:

  • SCM Baselines for Windows 8.1, IE 11 and Server 2012 R2 are now live!
  • What’s New in Recommended Security Baseline Settings for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Internet Explorer 11
  • Changes in the Security Guidance for Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 and IE11 since the beta
  • Security baselines for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer 11 – FINAL

First beta release of #AADSync

The pre-release program of Azure AD Sync on Connect has been updated with the first beta release of AADSync.

The beta release is available on Connect from this link:

https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=53361

Make sure to read the updated installation guide and release notes available on TechNet:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=393942

As requested by the PG, please continue to provide feedback through Connect. This allows MS to deliver a high-quality product which is solving your scenarios.

The new RMS is now RELEASED (#TheNewRMS)

Microsoft has just announced general availability of their massively updated Microsoft Rights Management offering

Perfect timing given recent Edward Snowden press. Saying that a lot has changed is an understatement: RMS can now protect any file type and it lets you access content on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 in addition to Windows 7/8. There is even have a free offer for individuals that lets you share protected content with others who don’t have RMS (for free). Finally, they have a simple way to deploy the server by using a lightweight ‘RMS Connector’ that has your on-premises Exchange and SharePoint workloads using Azure RMS offering (complete with its hardware security modules — Thales HSMs — for unprecedented cloud-based RMS key protection).

 

Here is the information they have put together. I’d recommend looking at the whitepaper for some good insight on data security all up.  

There is already quite some interesting stuff posted on the RMS website.

RMS for Business Decision Makers: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dn308547

And plenty of stuff on RMS for IT Professionals at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dn175751, to start with understanding and evaluating RMS:

What are you waiting for?

Planning the agenda for TechDays.be 2012

Planning to go to Tech Days 2012?

Got a ticket! See you there!

Don’t got a ticket, to bad! It’s sold out!

 

Did you plan for your agenda the next 3 days?

Here’s my favorites list for tomorrow:

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08:45 – 10:15

How to achieve a more agile and dynamic IT environment.
Speaker: Ward Ralston | Level : 200 | Room : 9 |

10:45 – 12:00

What’s in Windows Server 8 for the ITPro – a demo tour
Speaker: Corey Hynes | Level : 200 | Room : 9 |

12:15 – 13:00

Office 365: Busting the Myths
Speakers: Koen Van Tolhuyzen , Ilse Van Criekinge | Level : 300 | Room : 6 |

13:00 – 14:15

Take the Spaghetti out of Windows Azure – an insight for IT Pro Techies Part 1
Speaker: John Craddock | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

14:30 – 15:45

Take the Spaghetti out of Windows Azure – an insight for IT Pro Techies Part 2
Speaker: John Craddock | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

16:15 – 17:30

10 Deadly Sins of Administrators about Windows Security
Speaker: Paula Januszkiewicz | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

17:45 – 19:00

Windows 8 Dynamic Access Control
Speaker: John Craddock | Level : 300 | Room : 5 |

Stronghold to Strengthen: Advanced Windows Server Hardening
Speaker: Paula Januszkiewicz | Level : 300 | Room : 9 |

 

Any suggestion for this last session?
John of Paula, or hope the sessions are recorded…?

TechDays 2012: check the agenda online and 1 more week to benefit from 15% discount

Just 1 more week to benefit from a 15% discount on your ticket for TechDays 2012: the Early Bird pricing ends on December 21. Registrations are coming in strong, so be sure to secure your spot before they sell out!


Top Speakers

Developer Track
Alex Turner

Brian Keller

Jeff Prosise
IT Pro Track
Corey Hynes

John Craddock

Adam Hall

Come and see speakers like:

– In the Developer track: Alex Turner, Brian Keller, Bart De Smet, Gill Cleeren, Jeff Prosise, Maarten Balliauw, Matt Milner, Ben Riga, Steve Sanderson, Nikhil Kothari, Rob Miles, Tarek Madkour, Wade Wegner

– In the IT Pro track: John Craddock, Kurt Roggen, Ilse Van Criekinge, Adam Hall, Corey Hynes, Kim Oppalfens, Mike Resseler, Dan Holme 

International speakers are teamed up with our local experts to give you a top content mix.

TechDays program: 80% of agenda is finalized

This year promises to bring a lot of new content from Microsoft. Looking at the next versions of tooling, languages, OS and management you know this is not a standard TechDays event. Content is split into current and upcoming technology.

Deep Dives (February 16)

Peter Himschoot and Jurgen Postelmans (U2U) will be delivering a full day .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio (Dev11) Futures for Web Development Deep Dive covering all the latest and greatest in .NET 4.5, focusing on Web Development with ASP.NET, HTML5 and WCF.

Rhonda Layfield will be delivering a full day deep dive covering all the different tools and techniques to deploy Windows 7, she will also cover the upcoming Windows OS deployment tools.

Mike Resseler & Tom Shinder will deliver a full day covering private cloud topics, including Management and Operations of your private cloud infrastructure.

About TechDays 2012

Join the 10th anniversary edition in a new location (Kinepolis Imagibraine – Braine l’Alleud) and learn about:
• Windows & Internet Explorer
• Windows Server 8 & Hyper-V
• Windows Phone 7 development
• System Center 2012 & Windows Intune
• Tooling and languages with Visual Studio, C# and VB Futures
• Next generation apps
• Cloud development with Windows Azure Platform
• Web development with HTML5, JavaScript and ASP.NET
• …

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Hope to see you at the TechDays 2012!