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I’m an organizer of Ngi-NGN’s Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 event

Written on October 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM, by

Regular readers know I’ve been associated with the Dutch Networking User Group (Ngi-NGN) for almost seven years now. I’ve been speaking at their events, been a regular at their planning meetings and have helped others achieve the same goal as their Speaker Coach in the past.   About Ngi-NGN Ngi-NGN is the organization that was […]

KnowledgeBase: Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard shows ‘Windows Server Technical Preview’ functional levels

Written on October 15, 2016 at 1:07 PM, by

Last week, Microsoft officially released Windows Server 2016, its ‘latest and greatest’ Serer Operating System for use as hypervisor, just enough server, management serer and of course, Azure IaaS-based Virtual Machines (VMs).   The situation Windows Server 2016 was announced Release to Manufacturers (RTM) during the Keynote of Microsoft’s Ignite event on September 26, 2016, […]

I’ll be presenting at Microsoft Sinergija 16

Written on October 13, 2016 at 8:19 PM, by

I received a message from Microsoft Serbia on an opportunity to speak at its yearly Sinergija event at the Crowne Plaza hotel and conference center in Belgrade on October 17th and October 18th 2016; An event, a Microsoft subsidiary and a country with an extensive legacy and rich heritage. Readers of my blog in this […]

The / Weblogs now run on Azure

Written on October 13, 2016 at 3:14 PM, by

Previously, the / Weblogs were hosted on a webserver made available by OGD in its Delft-based datacenter. The server hosting WordPress was situated behind a firewall and backed up off-site on a daily basis. This was a really luxurious situation to be in, and I even presented on the situation at TheDatacenterGroup’s partner event… and yet we […]

Pictures of TechDays Netherlands 2016

Written on October 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM, by

Previously, I was invited by Microsoft Netherlands as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the Dutch TechDays event. To this purpose, I traveled to the Amsterdam RAI and enjoyed a full day with fellow Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), attendees and former colleagues. I arrived early, but not as early as Jurgen van den Broek, […]

Security Thoughts: Azure Active Directory Passport Library for Node.js is vulnerable for authentication bypass (CVE-2016-7191)

Written on September 29, 2016 at 10:24 AM, by

Yesterday night, we received a notification that a vulnerability in some older versions of the Azure Active Directory Passport Library for Node.js (Passport-Azure-AD) is vulnerable for authentication bypassing, because the ValidateIssuer setting wasn’t recognized, resulting in incorrectly validating tokens. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could bypass Azure Active Directory authentication to a targeted […]

Why Lifecycle Management can’t be a mere afterthought anymore

Written on September 23, 2016 at 7:35 AM, by

The world we live in has changed significantly over the past few years. We can no longer afford to use our traditional approach to IT. We need to adopt a new way of thinking. In my opinion, this way of thinking doesn’t end with maintenance, but starts with lifecycle management.   The traditional approach Enterprises […]

I’m an expert at the Dutch 2016 TechDays

Written on September 22, 2016 at 8:06 PM, by

Ever since I delivered a session at the Dutch 2011 TechDays with Marien de Gelder, I’ve been a regular at the Dutch TechDays events, hosted by Microsoft Netherlands’ DX team. Some TechDays editions I was invited as a speaker, other years I was asked to deliver hands-on advice to attendees as a subject matter expert […]

Azure AD Connect version has been released

Written on September 12, 2016 at 11:14 AM, by

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect for all your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services and LDAP v3 to Azure Active Directory, and thus Office 365, synchronization needs. Version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed the August 2016 release, adds fixes and improvements. Fixed issues This version introduces fixes for the […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version for your convenience

Written on August 24, 2016 at 2:03 PM, by

This week, Microsoft released version of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to replace the revoked Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server v7.1.1.1 bits, due to a signing issue in the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication User Portal, that resulted in problems with some Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server deployments.   What’s New Allow users to choose their authentication […]