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Happy 20th Birthday, Active Directory!

Written on February 17, 2020 at 7:43 AM, by

Today, The / Weblogs are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Active Directory Domain Services as a released product.   Windows 2000 Server The introduction of Active Directory to the world was part of the release of Windows 2000 Server on February 17, 2000. At the launch event, Bill Gates ushered in the Next […]

I’m speaking at Azure Saturday Belgrade

Written on February 14, 2020 at 3:35 PM, by

I’m proud to share that I’ll be presenting at Azure Saturday Belgrade in Serbia on February 29th 2020!   About Azure Saturday Belgrade As part of events, Azure Saturday Belgrade is a community-driven event to share knowledge and experiences about Microsoft Azure. In their part of the world, Azure Saturday is the biggest Azure-focused […]

TODO: Test your exposure to Microsoft’s 2020 LDAP Channel Binding and Signing changes

Written on February 13, 2020 at 3:38 PM, by

In many Active Directory Domain Services environments, LDAP is a common protocol to provide access to objects and their attributes in the directory. The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open protocol for use with various directory services, including Active Directory. Over the years, Microsoft has been made aware about vulnerabilities in the way […]

Pictures of the 2020 Nordic Infrastructure Conference

Written on February 10, 2020 at 8:45 PM, by

Last week, Crayon organized the 9th Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC), labeled the 20/20 Vision Edition. Raymond Comvalius and I each presented two sessions. In this blogpost I share our pictures and most memorable moments. On Wednesday February 5th, Raymond and I were scheduled for the afternoon flight from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Oslo Gardermoen airport. […]

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for January 2020

Written on February 7, 2020 at 7:58 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 January 2020:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4534271 January 14, 2020 The […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in January 2020

Written on February 5, 2020 at 7:35 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 January 2020:   What’s New The new My Apps portal is […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Azure!

Written on February 1, 2020 at 11:05 AM, by

On February 1, 2010, Microsoft made its Windows Azure service Generally Available. This means, Microsoft Azure is celebrating its 10th birthday today! Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. May today and all of your days be amazing! […]

Deprecation of older Azure AD Connect versions announced for November 1, 2020

Written on January 31, 2020 at 10:51 AM, by

This, week, the Azure AD Connect team made the following announcement on the Azure AD Connect: Version release history page: Starting on November 1st, 2020, we will begin implementing a deprecation process whereby versions of Azure AD Connect that were released more than 18 months ago will be deprecated. At that time we will begin […]

Active Directory, AD FS and Azure AD in terms of Data Privacy

Written on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM, by

Today is data privacy day. Today, I’d like to talk about Active Directory and data privacy, because it is an issue that is looming on the horizon for many organizations. I won’t be talking about Domain Controllers getting popped all around the globe, not about the various attacks against Active Directory and how to detect, […]

Requirements per Windows Hello for Business Deployment Type

Written on January 27, 2020 at 10:35 PM, by

Windows Hello for Business is awesome technology, that allows for multi-factor authenticated sign-in on Windows 10 devices.   About Windows Hello for Business In Windows 10, Windows Hello for Business replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication on PCs and mobile devices. This authentication consists of a new type of user credential that is tied to […]