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I’m a 2019 VMware vExpert

Written on March 7, 2019 at 9:07 PM, by

I’m proud to announce I am a 2019 VMware vExpert. Deji Akomolafe’s invitation to join the stage with him for VMworld early last year sparked my interest in VMware’s product. After presenting several sessions at both 2018 VMworld events with Matt Liebowitz and Deji, I walked away with much more knowledge of how Active Directory […]

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs feature on Feedspot’s Top 50 Azure Blogs

Written on March 5, 2019 at 9:20 AM, by

Last week, we received a message from Anuj Agarwal congratulating us being selected by Feedspot’s panelists as one of the Top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019. We feel honored.              About Feedspot Feedspot is an internet-based service for content reading. Feedspot lets you read all your favorite blogs and websites […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for February 2019

Written on March 4, 2019 at 9:06 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 new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for February 2019:   What’s New Configurable Azure AD SAML token encryption Public […]

Ten things you need to know about Pass-through Authentication

Written on February 28, 2019 at 4:27 PM, by

For Azure AD, Microsoft offers and recommends to use Pass-through Authentication (PTA) as the authentication method. This method is then used to authenticate to applications, services and systems connected to Azure AD, like Office 365, Intune and Power BI. However, there are a couple of things you should know:   Only outbound connections When using […]

Security Thoughts: Veeam Backup & Replication leaks Azure Password in log

Written on February 26, 2019 at 8:03 AM, by

In Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 versions prior to Update 4, the password for the Microsoft Azure account used by the Direct Restore to Azure functionality can be found in the log in plain text. Veeam Backup and Replication is used by a lot of organizations worldwide to create and restore backups of systems, applications […]

Windows Server 2019’s February 2019 Quality Update fixes two authentication issues

Written on February 22, 2019 at 3:55 PM, by

Windows Server 2019’s February 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763316 , offers a fix for two authentication issues.        About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined in the Patching with Windows Server 2016 blogpost. On the second Tuesday of each […]

Installing Exchange 2019 on Windows 2019 Core

Written on February 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM, by

Under the Practical PowerShell flag, we’ve recently posted an instructional YouTube video showing the installation of Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 Core. It’s light on PowerShell, but as it is Windows Server Core there is a lot of text screens 😉. The 12 minute video can be seen here, but be sure to […]

Windows Server 2016’s February 2019 Quality Update fixes two Hybrid Identity issues

Written on February 21, 2019 at 3:54 PM, by

Windows Server 2016’s February 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2828 , offers a fix for two authentication issues.        About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows Server 2016 blogpost. On the second Tuesday of each […]

I am a 2019 Veeam Vanguard

Written on February 12, 2019 at 9:04 AM, by

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Rick Vanover from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2019 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous three Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. I still remain one of the three Dutch Veeam Vanguards. I feel […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for January 2019

Written on January 31, 2019 at 12:53 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 new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for January 2019:   What’s New Active Directory B2B collaboration using one-time passcode […]