Announcing bulk resubmit and cancel
Resubmitting or canceling your flows is easy!
All you need to do is to go to the Run history page and select the cloud flows you would like to resubmit or cancel and hit resubmit or cancel in the ribbon. That’s it!
Once you have resubmitted or canceled the flow run, you will be able to see your canceled flows and successful resubmitted flow runs.
Want to learn more about resubmitting or canceling cloud flows in bulk? Check out our step-by-step guide here.
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I will be interested to see if they do fully switch to USB-C. This would be a major step for Apple to give up on their standard for an industry standard. It would make several of my cables obsolete. JS
Microsoft has acknowledged a new issue that causes authentication failures on the server or client machines for some Windows services. The company has confirmed on the Windows Health Dashboard that it’s actively investigating the bug, and a permanent fix would be available in the upcoming release.
The Reddit reports suggest that the authentication fails with the following error message: “Authentication failed due to a user credentials mismatch. Either the user name provided does not map to an existing account or the password was incorrect.”
Microsoft confirmed that this issue affects Windows Servers machines used as domain controllers. However, it doesn’t impact non-domain controller Windows Servers and client Windows devices.
“After installing updates released May 10, 2022 on your domain controllers, you might see authentication failures on the server or client for services such as Network Policy Server (NPS), Routing and Remote access Service (RRAS), Radius, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), and Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP). An issue has been found related to how the mapping of certificates to machine accounts is being handled by the domain controller,” the company explained on the Windows Health Dashboard.
Microsoft provides a workaround to fix AD authentication issues
Microsoft has also provided a few workarounds to help IT Admins fix this issue. The company recommends customers to manually map certificates to a machine account in Azure Active Directory. Microsoft has also provided additional mitigations for environments where the aforementioned workaround doesn’t resolve the issue, and you can find more details in the SChannel registry key section of this support page.
Did you encounter any issues after installing the May 2022 Patch Tuesday Updates on your Windows Server devices? Let us know in the comments section below.
This is disheartening. I know IT Pros want to install the updates as fast as possible but when they have issues with security updates, it makes them pause and wait to install the updates. You should use a methodology to test patching and then install into production later. However, not many IT organizations run a separate test AD. JS
Microsoft 365 Business Premium, previously known as Microsoft 365 Business, is a subscription service packed with productivity and security management features. It’s designed specifically for organizations with fewer than 300 users, and it is more feature-rich than Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3.
What’s included in Microsoft 365 Business Premium?
The Microsoft 365 business suite of products includes Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Each of these offerings targets the small to medium enterprise market, and they’re limited to a maximum of 300 licenses per tenant.
Cost-wise, Microsoft 365 Business Basic is the most affordable subscription priced at $6 per user per month. For approximately double the monthly fee, you can access Microsoft 365 Business Standard for $12.50 per user/month. Nearly double that cost again and you’ve got Microsoft 365 Business premium at $22 per user/month.
You can see a comparison of the three different Microsoft 365 Business plans below:
Scroll to Microsoft 365 Business Premium and choose Try free for one month.
On the signup page, enter any email address that does not currently have a Microsoft 365 subscription – this is just used for login verification. You’ll be setting up a new email address as part of the trial.
At the Let’s get you started prompt, choose Set up account.
In the Tell us about yourself section, enter the required details and choose Next.
Verify your information by completing the verification steps.
Specify how you’ll sign in
In the following step, you need to determine the Username and Domain Name that will be used for you to sign into the new environment. The Username portion sits in front of the @ symbol. The Domain Name portion sits after the @ symbol and always ends with “.onmicrosoft.com”.
The Domain Name you choose must be globally unique. Microsoft will provide suggestions, but you’ll be able to change your domain at any time with your own customized domain.
When combined, the Username and Domain Name form a User Principal Name(or UPN), which is often likened to an Email Address. In the example below, my UPN is “Dean@firstcoffee2.onmicrosoft.com.”
Whilst this UPN is the method you, as the administrator, will use to authenticate to the new environment initially, it is not necessarily the format that my users will use to sign-in. As part of the tenant setup, we can configure a Custom Domain such as “firstcoffee.co.uk” to make user sign-ins more friendly.
Once you have settled upon a Username and Domain Name, just choose Save and choose a password.
Adding a payment method
Quantity and Payment is the next section. It’s important to understand that by continuing, you’ll be agreeing to a contract with Microsoft for the provision of the Microsoft 365 Business Premium service. Payment information is required as, unless you cancel the trial, it will convert until a 12 month paid subscription.
In the Quantity and Payment section, choose any number of licenses up to 25. As long as you choose a number up to 25, you’ll be eligible for the trial and no payment is required at this stage.
It’s worth noting that, regardless of the number of licenses specified here, 25 licences are provided for the duration of the 30 day trial.
Complete this section by adding a payment method and choosing Start Trial.
Remove the payment method from your Trial Subscription
Unless you’re hoping to continue the use of Microsoft 365 Business Premium once the 30-day trial period is over, it’s important to complete a few steps to ensure you won’t be charged or begin a 12-month subscription.
When you reach the Confirmation details step, choose Manage your subscription.
From the Your Products page, choose the More actions option from the ellipsis menu, then choose Edit recurring billing.
By default, the recurring billing option is set to On, meaning renewal will be automatic and purchased 30 days from the start of the trial. Select Off at this prompt to ensure the trial will cancel after the initial free period.
Next, you need to confirm that the trial will expire by reviewing the updated Your Products page. Take a look at the Purchased Quantity and Subscription Status columns to check the trial quantity and expiration date.
Configure trial users and assign licenses
With the trial now configured, we can assign licenses for up to 24 additional users in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, in addition to our Administrative account. We’ll start by creating two test users and assigning licenses to them.
Adding new trial users
Our first test user is Jenny Tester, and the second one is Paige Tester. You can use these examples or create your own, either way, be sure to make a note of the credentials you set for future testing.
In the Set up the basics screen, enter the information for your first test user including the username and domain.
When completing the details for our first user, note the available options within the Domains dropdown box. We’re limited to the domain we set up when during the How you’ll sign in step earlier. We will update this once we’ve completed the setup of this user.
Untick Automatically create a password.
Choose a Password and choose Next.
At the Assign product licenses screen, you need to ensure that the correct Location has been set automatically, then tick the box next to Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Complete the remaining wizard screens without making changes to the defaults.
Once complete, our first test user will be available and have a license.
Create a custom domain for easier login
A domain is the portion of an email address after the @ symbol, or after “www.”. They are typically used to make it easier for you or your customers to find your specific web service or app.
You can add a maximum of 5,000 domains to your Microsoft 365 subscription, but you can’t add a domain that you’re already using in another Microsoft 365 or Office 365 service.
Here are the steps you need to follow to use a custom domain with your Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription:
From the navigation pane, choose Setup.
Next, scroll to the Sign-in and security actions, then choose Get your custom domain set up.
Review the user impact statement:
If you don’t connect your domain to Microsoft 365, your users will sign in to their apps and use email with their default “yourdomain.onmicrosoft.com” domain.
It’s easiest to add a custom domain before you add your users. Otherwise, you’ll need to update your users’ username when you connect your domain.
Choose Get Started.
At the Add a domain prompt, enter the domain name that you would like to use. It’s important that you already own this domain before entering it here. If you don’t already own a domain, take a look at this guide to learn how to purchase one.
It’s possible that your domain registrar may be compatible with the Microsoft 365 domain verification process. GoDaddy, for example, supports automatic verification via the wizard.
When entering your domain, it is checked against the list of supported registrars. If supported, you’ll be asked how do you want to verify your domain.
Choose to Sign in to [your registrar], and complete the wizard steps to verify your domain.
Once your domain setup is complete, choose Done.
Update the primary email address and username of your users
Now that we configured our custom domain to use with our Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, we can change the primary email address and username of our test users.
Here’s how to do it:
From the Microsoft 365 Admin Center home screen, choose Users, then select the user you’d like to modify.
In the flyout menu, choose Manage username and email.
Update the Primary email address and username to match your new custom domain.
Note: You don’t need to add an alias here. This will not change the user’s login username and would simply give them an additional address to receive email.
Understanding default security controls
By default, all Microsoft 365 environments created after 2019 have security controls enabled by… default. Tenants created prior to this date will not have these security controls enabled automatically, though the option is available. The controls are available at no additional cost, and provide a great foundational layer of security.
The following security controls are enabled and managed by IT admins:
Enforcing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication registration for all users
Forcing Administrators to use Multi-Factor Authentication
Administrators have a greater level of access to the environment and therefore require increased levels of protection. With default security controls, administrators must complete an Azure AD MFA challenge every time they authenticate.
Blocking legacy authentication for all users
Legacy authentication refers to an authentication request from:
Clients that don’t use modern authentication.
Clients using older mail protocols such as IMAP, SMTP, or POP3.
Legacy authentication methods don’t support Multi-Factor Authentication, therefore they’re often used by attackers to bypass security controls. Default security controls in Microsoft 365 for Business will block all legacy authentication protocols for all users.
Requiring all users to perform Multi-Factor Authentication when appropriate
Whilst administrators are valuable targets for account compromise, attackers frequently target standard or low-privileged users. These are often less protected, but the information that can be gained from them can be valuable to an attacker when preparing for further attack.
Security Defaults will require all users to satisfy an MFA challenge whenever it is deemed necessary – this is determined by a number of risk factors such as location, device, role, and apps.
Intune is part of Microsoft’s full-featured Endpoint Management platform, Microsoft Endpoint Manager. It supports the management of Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux devices via Mobile Device Management.
Now that we’ve completed trial signup, created users and assigned them licenses, secured the environment, and enabled Intune, we’re ready to begin trying out some of the features of Microsoft 365 Business Premium. From here, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the capabilities of Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) – take a look at our guide which covers Managing Windows Devices with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune).
If you are a small business, you can still get the services that the "big companies" get. Look through here and think about what you need. Microsoft 365 Business Premium is a great offering for small businesses that need that level of tooling. JS