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On-premises Identity updates & fixes for September 2019

Written on October 16, 2019 at 1:45 PM, by

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for September 2019:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4516044 September 10, 2019 The […]

HOWTO: Add the required Hybrid Identity URLs to the Local Intranet list of Internet Explorer and Edge

Written on October 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the required Hybrid Identity URLs that you want to […]

Pictures of the 2019 KNVI IT Infra Day of the Year

Written on October 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM, by

After many months of preparations, we ran the KNVI IT Infra Day of the Year last Thursday. Raymond, Erwin, Tom and I organized a day filled with a total of eleven sessions with topics for today’s IT Pros that want more out of life and their careers. Tom kicked off the day with a warm […]

I’m speaking at VMware VMworld Europe 2019

Written on October 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM, by

I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a 4-hour workshop with Deji Akomolafe, Staff Solutions Architect at VMware, at VMware VMworld Europe 2019 in Barcelona on October 7th, 2019. About VMware VMworld VMworld is a global conference for virtualization and cloud computing, hosted by VMware. It is the largest virtualization-specific event. Each year, […]

HOWTO: Change the AD FS token-signing hash algorithm for AD FS relying party trusts to SHA256

Written on October 8, 2019 at 3:15 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at properly securing relying party trusts on AD FS servers […]

Pictures of WAZUG.nl 60

Written on October 7, 2019 at 11:17 PM, by

Last Thursday, Raymond and I presented on password-less authentication for the Dutch Microsoft Azure User Group (WAZUG.nl) at Ordina’s Headquartes in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. After the splendid dinner, when the entire group gathered for the elevators to get to the 11th floor, we were already there, enjoying the views over Utrecht, set up and even […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for September 2019

Written on October 4, 2019 at 12:31 PM, 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 September 2019:                            What’s Planned My Profile is re-naming and integrating […]

I’m speaking at AppManagEvent 2019

Written on October 3, 2019 at 8:42 PM, by

After meeting the people behind Professional Development Systems at several events in my region, we started talking about presenting a session at their flagship event: AppManagEvent. This year, it’s time to get going with it!                  About AppManagEvent AppManagEvent is the annual industry event around application management. The event provides its visitors a status update […]

The videos of my Netwrix webinars are now available

Written on September 30, 2019 at 9:30 PM, by

Last week, on September 24, 25 and 26, I hosted three 60-minute webinars with Netwrix on my three favorite chapters in my Active Directory Administration Cookbook. Over 1800 people have registered for these webinars. Now, a mere two working days after the last webinars, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already […]

I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday Brussels 2019

Written on September 25, 2019 at 7:50 AM, by

I’m presenting at SharePoint Saturday Belgium.                     About SharePoint Saturday Events SPS Events is an all-volunteer organization that provides the tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host SharePoint Saturday Events. SharePoint Saturday Events (SPS Events) are free one-day events held in different cities around the world, featuring sessions from […]