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What’s New in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 4

Written on December 2, 2019 at 7:06 AM, by

Since August 2016, this blog features news on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. We’ve been implementing this awesome Veeam product at customers ever since version 1.5 and validated the Office 365 contingency plan vision with Veeam repeatedly. This week marks the release of version 4 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, so let’s […]

HOWTO: Enable Extended Protection for Authentication on the AD FS Farm

Written on November 26, 2019 at 12:15 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 the extended protection for authentication feature with AD FS. […]

Video of my Active Directory session at VMworld Europe is now available

Written on November 25, 2019 at 10:56 AM, by

On November 7, 2019, I presented a 60-minute session with Deji Akomolafe. The session was titled ‘Virtualize Active Directory the right way’. We presented the session in the context of VMware’s VMworld Europe 2019 event in Barcelona. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) allows organizations to deploy a scalable and secure directory service for managing users, […]

Asked questions at VeeamON Virtual 2019

Written on November 22, 2019 at 10:42 AM, by

Last week, I had the pleasure of being one of the experts in the VeeamON Virtual Expert Lounge for both the APAC and Americas events. I also attended the Europe event. In this blogpost, I’m sharing some of the questions we received and answered, so we can all benefit. Licensing The following questions were asked […]

Video of my AppManagEvent 2019 session is now available

Written on November 20, 2019 at 12:52 PM, by

On Friday October 11, 2019, I presented a 45-minute session. The session was titled ‘Identity, the solid base for your organization’s future’. I presented the session in the context of Professional Development Systems’ 2019 edition of AppManageEvent in Utrecht. Recent IT disasters have proven that there’s no such thing as a safe network. Firewalls continue […]

Pictures of the Dutch Windows Management User Group 2019-5 Meetup

Written on November 18, 2019 at 10:49 AM, by

‘ Last Wednesday I was a guest at the company I called ‘home’ for over 15 years. I was scheduled to deliver a 45-minute session on Azure AD Connect. As this is one of my favorite topics to talk on, I was really looking forward to the Dutch Windows Management User Group 2019-5 Meetup. I […]

Videos and slides are now available on demand for Microsoft Ignite 2019’s Azure AD-related sessions

Written on November 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM, by

During Microsoft Ignite 2019, (November 4th – November 8th, 2019) in Orlando, Florida, several sessions on Azure Active Directory were available to attendees to attend. These Azure AD-related sessions are now available on demand, when you sign-in with a free Microsoft TechCommunity account. In this blogpost, I’ve categorized the sessions using Microsoft’s Standard Level Definitions, […]

Getting Started with Azure Monitor Workbooks for Azure Active Directory

Written on November 14, 2019 at 9:02 PM, by

It’s time to take a look at the Azure Workbooks and get started with monitoring Azure Active Directory the new way. In the overview of What’s New in Azure Active Directory for August 2019, Microsoft announced the deprecation of the Azure AD Power BI content packs in favor of Azure Monitor Workbooks. Microsoft also made […]

Azure AD Connect v1.4.32.0 fixes Azure AD Join challenges

Written on November 13, 2019 at 8:09 AM, 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: v1.4.32.0. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

HOWTO: Properly delegate Directory permissions to Azure AD Connect service accounts

Written on November 12, 2019 at 12:19 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 properly delegating directory access to Azure AD Connect service […]