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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.1.2.1 for your convenience

Written on August 24, 2016 at 2:03 PM, by

This week, Microsoft released version 7.1.2.1 of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to replace the revoked Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server v7.1.1.1 bits, due to a signing issue in the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal, that resulted in problems with some Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server deployments.   What’s New Allow users to choose their authentication […]

Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs

Written on August 15, 2016 at 11:35 PM, by

As announced on July 25, today, Microsoft’s new Microsoft Authenticator app replaces both its Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account app as the one easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs. Now, I’m not sure whether Microsoft will use the above slogan for the app, but to me it sums up what this new app […]

Security Thoughts: Update for Windows Authentication Methods (KB3178465, MS16-101, CVE-2016-3237, CVE-2016-3300, Important)

Written on August 10, 2016 at 8:54 PM, by

Yesterday, during its August Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released security update KB3178465 for Windows Authentication Methods, among other security-related updates. This update addresses two vulnerabilities in Microsofts implementation of its authentication methods in Active Directory scenarios: CVE-2016-3237 and CVE-2016-3300.   About the vulnerabilities Microsoft Kerberos Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2016-3237) A security feature bypass vulnerability exists […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.0.2.1 is here

Written on July 21, 2016 at 7:52 AM, by

After March’s major 7.0.0.9 release of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, it’s good to see an update for the product released in a timely fashion to address the issues, that inevitable rise with a major release, as oposed to minor releases. As the Azure MFA team in Redmond is headed by a new manager, since then, it’ll also […]

Default checks to perform when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 4: Groups with large memberships

Written on July 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM, by

Microsoft has introduced an impressive array of technologies and an awesome vision on Hybrid Identity: Their vision entails seamless access to corporate resources, services and applications for people, no matter where these resources, services and apps are located (either on-premises or in the cloud) while in the mean time allowing for strong authentication and granular […]

Recommended Practices for your Hybrid Identity Admin accounts

Written on July 1, 2016 at 9:44 AM, by

I’ve been involved in quite some Microsoft Hybrid Identity implementations: Big and small implementations, with and without AD FS next to Azure AD Connect, with Azure AD Connect and 3rd party tooling. One thing though, all these implementations had in common was the admin account(s) they needed done right. You can dial a lot of […]

Pictures of ITPROceed 2016

Written on June 27, 2016 at 8:18 PM, by

Two weeks ago, I presented at ITPROceed 2016 at Utopolis in Mechelen, Belgium. I was invited back as a speaker, as I presented on ITPROceed 2015 previously. I drove off in the first daylight from my home, since it’s a 2-hour drive from my house to the venue in Mechelen, driving past Rotterdam and Antwerpen, […]

Pictures of the Ajilon ‘Minimalism in Windows Server’ event

Written on June 25, 2016 at 3:25 PM, by

As both Jeff Wouters  and I announced on our blogs, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, we presented on Server Core and Nano Server during our ‘Minimalism in Windows Server’ event, sponsored by Ajilon IT. It was great fun with a couple of familiar faces and a lot of new faces, keen on hearing what Jeff […]

Ten years of blogging

Written on June 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM, by

Ten years ago, on June 23, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Today, over 700 posts and three whitepapers later, I’m still enjoying blogging, sharing and informing you on Microsoft products, technologies, features and news. To me, it’s not something that is tied to an employer, residence, a specific time of the day […]

From the Field: The Case of the Unreanimatable Tombstone Objects

Written on June 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM, by

Troubleshooting stories from the field are the best. That’s why I like writing them down. Although, sometimes they might appear as straight cases of schadenfreude, I feel there are lessons to be learned for anyone, if you’re willing to look closely and listen carefully. Today, I saw someone stress over an ‘Oops!’ situation that occurred […]