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13 Years Better Left Unspoken

Written on June 21, 2019 at 7:40 AM, by

This weekend marks 13 years of me sharing my thoughts, knowledge and experiences on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Thirteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. That’s as many years as there are stripes in the US flag. Today, almost 1000 posts, several whitepapers […]

Experiences with Being Published, Part 4: Rules of Engagement

Written on June 19, 2019 at 1:35 PM, by

As a published technical writer, I’ve had my share of experiences working with a publisher and its editors for a period of seven months. For my own sanity, I’ll post some of my experiences in this series of blogposts on Experiences with Being Published. I feel these stories can be quite entertaining, and I might […]

HOWTO: Uninstall and Remove Azure MFA Server versions 7.x and 8.x Implementations

Written on June 18, 2019 at 10:49 PM, by

Last week, Microsoft announced that Azure MFA Server will no longer be available for new deployments per July 1, 2019. New customers who would like to require multi-factor authentication from their users should use cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Existing customers who have activated Azure MFA Server prior to July 1 will be able to download […]

Pictures of Experts Live Netherlands 2019

Written on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM, by

Last week, I delivered a 60-minute session, together with Raymond Comvalius at Experts Live Netherlands at Congress Center 1931 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. I left home early to arrive at 7:15 at the venue. This left me with ample time to find a (charging) parking spot, get to the speaker room and change to […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for May 2019

Written on June 13, 2019 at 11:18 AM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for May2019:                     What’s Planned Future support for only TLS 1.2 protocols […]

Experiences with Being Published, Part 3: Deadlines

Written on June 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM, by

As a published technical writer, I’ve had my share of experiences working with a publisher and its editors for a period of seven months. For my own sanity, I’ll post some of my experiences in this series of blogposts on Experiences with Being Published. I feel these stories can be quite entertaining, and I might […]

HOWTO: Disable account enumeration in Azure Active Directory

Written on June 11, 2019 at 6:21 PM, by

To celebrate the availability of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, I decided to write a blogpost in the typical structure of a recipe in this book:     Disabling account enumeration Use this recipe to disable account enumeration for an Azure Active Directory tenant. After completing this recipe, people with user accounts in the tenant will […]

Two keynotes and Top 7 sessions of VeeamON are now available online

Written on June 7, 2019 at 8:19 AM, by

I missed out on VeeamON this year in Miami, FL… I had other engagements with customers, with NT Konferenca in Slovenia and, as a repeat speaker, Techorama in Belgium in the week of May 20th. I had lots of fun, but I would have really liked to have visited the event and would have loved […]

Join the Active Directory Administration Cookbook Launch Party at SCCT

Written on June 5, 2019 at 9:13 PM, by

Last month, my Active Directory Administration Cookbook was released by Packt.       To celebrate, my employer is hosting a Launch Party at our office in Leidschendam, near The Hague in the Netherlands. The Launch Party offers the opportunity to Dutch people to get their copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook and have it signed.          […]

Creating the ‘Microsoft Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust manually

Written on June 4, 2019 at 1:54 PM, by

There are several methods to create the Relying Party Trust (RPT) between Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure Active Directory automatically: Using Azure AD Connect with the Use an existing AD FS farm option or the Configure a new AD FS farm option, when configuring Federation with AD FS as the authentication method. […]