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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.2.2 was released

Written on September 20, 2019 at 11:51 AM, by

Roughly a year ago, we saw the release of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 8.0.1.1. Last week, Microsoft released another minor version, dubbed version 8.0.2.2 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 8.0.1.1.   What’s New Fixed issue with AD Sync send email when user enabled state changes In […]

I’m co-organizing the KNVI IT Infra Day of the Year

Written on September 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM, by

Raymond, Erwin, Martijn, Tom and I have dedicated time to organize a yearly Dutch event. We want to share the latest in our industry, without the marketing talk and without the corporate bullshit other events bring. In my utterly biased opinion1, there’s only one organization in the Netherlands, that can pull that off. Last year […]

HOWTO: Handle Windows Update on non-domain-joined Web Application Proxies

Written on September 17, 2019 at 9:27 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at best practices to handle Windows activation on non-domain-joined Web […]

Field notes: Azure AD Identity protection end-user perspective

Written on September 16, 2019 at 8:03 PM, by

In my previous blog post Field Notes: Azure AD Identity Protection we looked at the administrator perspective on Identity Protection. The focus was how to protect your corporate accounts. In this blog the focus is the end-user (employee and IT staff) experiences. The experiences I want to share are: Suspicious Activity User with a high-risk […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.4 introduces refined AD FS Management Capabilities

Written on September 16, 2019 at 1:17 PM, by

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the first version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.x.0 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

Pictures of the NLVMUG BBQ

Written on September 13, 2019 at 11:41 AM, by

On Monday, I visited the BBQ organized by the Dutch chapter of the VMware User Group (NLVMUG). The NLVMUG BBQ was held at Beach Club Down Under in Nieuwegein. This year’s NLVMUG BBQ is conveniently scheduled after VMworld US (just two weeks ago) and well before VMworld Europe. Naturally, both the VMworld Europe event, and […]

Domain Controller Cloning on VMware vSphere

Written on September 12, 2019 at 8:24 PM, by

After detailing Active Directory Virtualization Safeguards with VM-GenerationID in part 5 of this series on Virtualizing Domain Controllers on vSphere, it’s time to talk about the second Active Directory Domain Services feature that is enabled through the VM-GenerationID technology: Domain Controller cloning.   About Domain Controller cloning Microsoft recommends not re-using Domain Controllers for other […]

On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for August 2019

Written on September 11, 2019 at 1:42 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 August 2019:                      Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4512495 August 17, 2019 The […]

HOWTO: Handle Windows Activation on non-domain-joined Web Application Proxies

Written on September 10, 2019 at 8:53 AM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at best practices to handle Windows activation on non-domain-joined Web […]

I’m co-presenting at WAZUG NL 60

Written on September 9, 2019 at 3:29 PM, by

On Thursday evening October 3rd, 2019, I’ll deliver a 55-minute presentation together with Raymond Comvalius for the Dutch Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG) on Password-less authentication.            About WAZUG.nl The Dutch Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG) was founded in 2010 by a group of enthusiasts to inform and inspire developers, architects and consultants for Microsoft’s […]