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I’m speaking at WinDays 17

Written on April 25, 2017 at 4:19 PM, by

In 2015, I presented two sessions at WinDays XV. Last year, I presented to sessions at WinDays 16. This year, it feels like it’s becoming a habit for me to present two sessions at WinDays: I’m speaking at WinDays 17 at the Valamar Isabella Island Resort in Poreč, Croatia.   About WinDays WinDays, the largest […]

I’m delivering a session at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb this Monday

Written on April 22, 2017 at 10:35 PM, by

Romeo Mlinar, my friend and Hyper-V MVP from Croatia, asked me to speak at the Microsoft IT Pro User Group Zagreb at Microsoft Hrvatska on Monday evening April 24, 2017. Since I’m in Croatia and Bosnia for Microsoft NetWork/7 anyway, I might as well make myself useful. I’m delivering a 75-minute session on: Join Windows […]

I’ll be speaking at E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017 ( on May 3rd 2017

Written on April 20, 2017 at 5:39 PM, by

In a few weeks, I’ll be travelling to Novotel Leuven in my neighboring country Belgium for the E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017, a full-day (May 3rd 2017) of expert presentations and content about Office 365, Exchange, Skype for Business and related technologies. During this day, I will be presenting “Securing Exchange Online”: In this session, […]

Azure AD Connect versions 1.1.484.0 and 1.1.486.0 offer great enhancements

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM, by

Last Friday, Microsoft has released version 1.1.486.0 of its free Hybrid Identity bridge software product: Azure AD Connect. Together with the changes of the short-lived 1.1.484.0 version of this tool, many admins should get big smiles on their faces from the many enhancements made   What’s New Azure AD Connect sync Azure AD Connect Sync […]

Pictures of Lowlands Unite! Netherlands Edition

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM, by

Last week, I presented at Lowlands Unite!, the joint event by the Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG) and the System Center User Group (SCUG) Belgium. We arrived early to pick up our badges, set up our sponsor booth and shake hands with a lot of people. Then, we saw Daniel van Soest arrive. Just […]

I’m speaking at Microsoft Network 7

Written on April 18, 2017 at 6:09 AM, by

Last year, I spoke at Microsoft NetWork 6 in Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This year, the organization has invited me back to present another session:   About Microsoft Network Micosoft’s NetWork conference is a yearly event in the city of Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It offers a range of great speakers like Adis Jugo, […]

Creating an Activity alert in Office 365

Written on April 10, 2017 at 3:56 PM, by

Within Office 365 you can use Audit Logging to monitor specific actions admins and users take. It’s comparable with Auditing within Exchange, but for most of all actions available in your Office 365 tenant. However, you need to do a search to find those actions perhaps long after the fact. That might be adequate for […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with lots of improvements

Written on April 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM, by

After January’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version release, over the weekend, Microsoft released version of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with a lot of performance improvements and other fixes.  While the changes mentioned in the change log aren’t world shocking, this release should alleviate much of the problems you might have with […]

Whitepaper: What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services since Windows Server 2008 R2

Written on April 8, 2017 at 7:25 AM, by

The last couple of months, I have actively worked together with Veeam to profile their excellent Veeam Explorer for Active Directory and to help people get more out of their current investments in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services. One of the projects we’ve worked on is a whitepaper that details what’s new in Active Directory […]

I’m speaking at Lowlands Unite! Netherlands Edition

Written on April 5, 2017 at 8:21 AM, by

Next week, on Tuesday April 11, 2017, I’ll be delivering a 60-minute session on the Ten most common mistakes when deploying Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Hybrid Identity and how to avoid them at Lowlands Unite! Netherlands Edition.   About Lowlands Unite! Lowlands Unite! is the joint event by the Dutch Windows Management […]