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I've been linked to the IT world since 2006 when I get my first job as helpdesk, since then, I've been working in many other IT jobs and in other departments, but today I'm working as Cloud Solutions Architect, focused on Azure and Microsoft Security products.
I love IT and the new challenges that my work faces me every day
Hi folks, summer is here and my holidays are very near, so I’m wrapping everything up to close my laptop and relax for a few weeks.
But before my deserved rest, I need to give you an FinOps advice:
If you’re like me and often makes demo setups in your Azure subscription that involve resources like Azure Firewall and Application Gateways, you probably have realize that there is no easy way to gracefully shutdown all those “hungry” resources to save some money.
To stop VMs, we can simply use the Azure Portal start/stop buttons, or use automation accounts or whatever, but Azure Portal doesn’t allow you to stop application gateway or Az Firewall. In such cases, Azure PowerShell helps:
# Get Azure Application Gateway
$appgw = Get-AzApplicationGateway -Name "appgw_name" -ResourceGroupName "rg_name"
# Stop the Azure Application Gateway
Stop-AzApplicationGateway -ApplicationGateway $appgw
# Start the Azure Application Gateway
Start-AzApplicationGateway -ApplicationGateway $appgw
After executing the stop, we will be able to see that the Operational State change after 1 minute or so:
Microsoft has announced the release of a new Admin App for Microsoft Teams. This app simplifies top management options and showcases them in one place.
Optimize Microsoft Teams meetings, messages, webinars, and more for everyone in your organization
Add and remove users and reset their passwords
Add and remove teams and manage team members
Assign and remove licenses for users
Discover advanced settings, training, and support resources
To get started with the new Admin app experience, you will first need to head to the Microsoft Teams app store. Then, search for “Admin” and download the app in Microsoft Teams.
Once you have installed the app, you can manage some tenant settings and Teams configurations:
Admin app It is a great step to put teams as a central hub for everything, making easier for IT Pros to access settings and perform key management tasks across Microsoft 365 and Teams, but keep in mind that the Admin app is available for all users in the App Store, but you must have administrative rights to use it.
This new feature for Teams, allows administrator to customise meeting invitations, to display the information of meeting in up to two languages ton all email platforms
In order to enable this, we can apply a new policy in their admin portal by enabling the MeetingInviteLanguages parameter in the CsTeamsMeetingPolicy at the user or group level, or for the entire organization
To enable this, we must use PowerShell, so let’s go:
#connect to Teams PowerShell
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
#check the current configuration
Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -identity global | fl *lang*
#apply the new config
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -MeetingInviteLanguages "en-US,es-ES"
It may take several hours before the policy becomes active, but in the end, we will be able to find this in a new teams meeting:
With the new feature Idle Timeout, you can protect your data from unauthorized access. This setting automatically times-out inactive users, making your data more secure and less prone to unauthorized access. You can enable it in 3 simple steps:
Microsoft Entra will verify all types of identities and secure, manage, and govern their access to any resource. The new Microsoft Entra product family will:
Protect access to any app or resource for any user across hybrid, multicloud, and beyond;
Secure and verify every identity including for employees, customers, partners, apps, devices, and workloads;
Provide only necessary access by discovering and right-sizing permissions, and managing access lifecycles for any identity; and
Simplify the human experience with simple sign-in, intelligent security, and unified administration.
But, what it is really Microsoft Entra? A unified portal for securing and managing every identity – The admin center for Microsoft Entra facilitates identity and access management, multicloud permissions management, and administration of verifiable credentials, all in one place.
When Entra will take place? In May 31st
And what happens to my AzureAD? Azure AD continues to be the foundational infrastructure for all new products in Microsoft Entra family. Innovation and investment in Azure AD continues, including the popular Application Gallery, Conditional Access, multifactor authentication, passwordless, and more.
Will I still be able to access my Azure AD Admin portal? short answer yes, long answer see below:
The Azure AD admin center (aad.portal.azure.com) will continue to function for the next 12-18 months, and then redirect to entra.microsoft.com in 2023 after extensive customer notice.
The Azure portal at portal.azure.com will also continue to offer Azure AD for Azure customers.
The M365 portal Azure AD admin page will be redirected to entra.microsoft.com later this summer.
So, can I Buy Microsoft Entra? Microsoft Entra is a product family. Products within Microsoft Entra are available for sale but there is no Entra bundle to purchase
This new product family has an impact on licenses or billing? No, but if you’re interested in sing Microsoft Entra Permissions Management will need to obtain a license for the solution. Microsoft Entra Verified ID is a free service but some scenarios, integrated with Azure AD capabilities, may require an Azure AD P1 or P2 license as a pre-requisite.
Hi! I will participate in the Spanish track of the GlobalAzure event, I will talk about security, AzureAD and best practices. If you want to knowmore, check out the agenda: https://globalazure.es/#schedule