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What’s New in Azure Active Directory in March 2020

Written on April 6, 2020 at 9:30 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 March 2020:      What’s New Disaster recovery: Download and store provisioning […]

Azure AD Connect v1.5.18.0 brings mS-DS-ConsistencyGUID as source anchor for Groups

Written on April 3, 2020 at 11:48 AM, by

Yesterday, a new version of Azure AD Connect was released: version 1.5.18.0. This is the first release in the 1.5.x branch of Azure AD Connect. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to […]

KnowledgeBase: You receive error AADSTS50052 when you sign into Azure AD and Azure AD-integrated applications and services

Written on March 31, 2020 at 11:52 AM, by

Azure Active Directory is the identity platform to many of today’s organizational applications and services. When you can’t sign in, then this poses a big challenge to achieve productivity, either as an administrator or an end-user. This blogpost provides the instructions to solve the situation, when you receive error AADSTS50052, when signing into Azure AD […]

I’m awarded VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker

Written on March 30, 2020 at 10:47 AM, by

This morning, I received an e-mail message from Maryam Scoble:   VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker Dear Sander,   Congratulations on being named a VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker. This new program recognizes the hard work of VMworld speakers who maintain a survey score of 4.2 or higher, speaking at sessions with 150 attendees or more over […]

I’m a 2020 Veeam Vanguard

Written on March 27, 2020 at 5:56 PM, by

Today, I received an e-mail from Nikola Pejková from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2020 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous four Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016 and can celebrate my first lustrum as a Veeam Vanguard. I feel […]

Explained: User Hard Matching and Soft Matching in Azure AD Connect

Written on March 27, 2020 at 5:01 PM, by

In Hybrid Identity implementations, where objects and their attributes are synchronized between on-premises Active Directory environments and Azure AD tenants, integrity is key; When user objects on both sides have different attributes, or exist multiple times at one side, information security drops to critical levels fast. To avoid this situation, Azure AD Connect matches user […]

Announced: Azure AD to offer more 3rd Party MFA features

Written on March 25, 2020 at 11:27 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 announced a plan for change regarding Azure MFA.   What’s announced Microsoft is planning to replace the current Custom controls (preview) in Conditional Access […]

A closer look at Azure AD Connect’s Service Connection Point

Written on March 23, 2020 at 9:23 AM, by

Recent versions of Azure AD Connect deploy a Service Connection Point (SCP) into your Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment(s). Let’s look a bit closer to what this SCP looks like, what it does by default and how you can use and tweak it to your advantage.   About Service Connection Points Active Directory […]

TODO: Enable Modern Authentication

Written on March 19, 2020 at 2:45 PM, by

Microsoft is in the process of deprecating basic authentication to its cloud services. While their announcements feel far away, I feel this is the best time to act, if you were one of the earlier adopters of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory.   What Microsoft is saying Microsoft is communicating clearly on the upcoming […]

KnowledgeBase: You receive error ‘AADSTS5000812: The SAML 1.1 credential must contain exactly one or zero claims of type ImmutableID’ when signing into Azure AD-integrated resources

Written on March 13, 2020 at 10:58 AM, by

In Hybrid Identity implementations, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure AD work together to authenticate people in your organization, so that they can work with Azure AD-integrated resources like Office 365. Sometimes, the constellation fails and you get an error page, instead of reaching the desired application, […]