VMware vSphere 6.7 offers the ability to enable virtualization-based security (VBS) for virtual machines. Let’s find out what kind of protection this setting provides, what’s needed to get it going and how to configure a virtual Domain Controller to use it. About Virtualization-based Security Virtualization-based Security (VBS) uses virtualization features to create and isolate … Continue reading "Protecting virtual Domain Controllers on vSphere with Virtualization-based Security"
Microsoft has released Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041 (or ‘Windows 10 May 2020 Update’) through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business. It was previously already available as download from Visual Studio Subscriptions, the Software Download Center (via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool), and the Volume Licensing Service Center. … Continue reading "Identity-related Features in Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041"
Veeam Backup for Office 365 is an awesome product with a lot of possibilities and features. Just like Active Directory, it is a product that you can typically ‘next, next, finish’-install in about 10 minutes. However, is that the best approach to implementing Veeam Backup for Office 365? Here’s my list of five things I … Continue reading "Five things I wish I knew before ‘Next-Next-Finish’ing my Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4 installation"
Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free tool to synchronize objects and their attributes from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) implementations to Azure Active Directory tenants. Many millions of organizations depend on Azure Active Directory and the APIs that the tool connects to. Now, there is a new endpoint Public Preview, so it’s time to … Continue reading "HOWTO: Use Azure AD Connect’s v2 Endpoint"
Microsoft organized Microsoft Build 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 19th 8AM Pacific Time and Thursday May 21st 8 AM Pacific Time. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020"
This week, one of my customers is switching to Azure multi-factor authentication as their only multi-factor authentication solution for their employees. As the organization leverages VMware Horizon, this implementation needs to be switched to Azure MFA as well. Here’s how we secured their VMware Horizon implementation with Azure MFA through the Azure MFA NPS Extension: … Continue reading "HOWTO: Secure VMware Horizon with Azure MFA through its NPS Extension"
Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 19th 8AM Pacific Time and Thursday May 21st 8 AM Pacific Time. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2020"
Exactly twenty years ago, on May 15th 2000, I started working at Operator Groep Delft. While they weren’t my first employer, it was my first employer in IT. In the past twenty years I’ve developed my skills and have grown a career. It wasn’t a straight line though, and it sure was a bumpy ride! … Continue reading "Twenty Years in IT"
Multi-factor Authentication will be organizations’ means of authentication verification for a while. After clearing the first hurdles in your organization when implementing multi-factor authentication, consisting of communication, registration and adoption, the next hurdle is optimization. Why optimize Multi-factor Authentication? Multi-factor Authentication offers verification of people authenticating to access organizational data, applications, services and/or systems; … Continue reading "TODO: Optimize the Azure Multi-factor Authentication methods used throughout your organization"
After every fresh major release of Azure AD Connect by Microsoft, several smaller hotfix releases update the functionality to prevent issues where administrators are not able to perform certain configurations or gain access to functionality. Last week, Azure AD Connect version 22.214.171.124 was released, fixing two issues that were introduced in the first release of … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect 126.96.36.199 fixes two issues"