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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 […]

Pictures of VMworld Europe 2019

Written on November 11, 2019 at 11:20 AM, by

Deji Akomolafe invited me over to Barcelona last week, to present two sessions with him at VMware’s VMworld Europe 2019 event. After I had spend Tuesday November 5th at one of my favorite customers, I drove to the airport to take my first flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. I had a short layover, […]

What’s new in Azure Active Directory at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Written on November 9, 2019 at 4:31 PM, by

Microsoft’s Identity Division made announcements and released functionality for Azure Active Directory during Microsoft Ignite 2019 (November 4th – November 8th, 2019) in Orlando, Florida:   Security Azure AD Security Defaults Public Preview Security Defaults is a set of basic identity security mechanisms, recommended by Microsoft. When enabled, these recommendation will be automatically enforced. Admins […]

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for October 2019

Written on November 8, 2019 at 3:21 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 October 2019:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4524152 October 3, 2019 The […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for October 2019

Written on November 7, 2019 at 2:06 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 October 2019:   What’s Planned Deprecation of the identityRiskEvent API for […]

I’m speaking at the 2019 European SharePoint Conference

Written on November 6, 2019 at 9:43 AM, by

The countdown is on to the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference! There are just four weeks to go until this event lands at the Prague Conference Center from Monday December 2nd, 2019 to Thursday December 5th, 2019!      About the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference The European SharePoint, Office 365 & […]

HOWTO: Use Azure AD App Filtering to limit attributes for the objects in scope for Azure AD Connect

Written on November 5, 2019 at 9:07 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.   Why look at Attribute Filtering When installing Azure AD Connect with Express Settings, all objects in the […]

Pictures of SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019

Written on November 4, 2019 at 8:21 AM, by

In October, I presented at several conferences. One conference stood out of the rest, because of its community: SharePoint Saturday Belgium on October 19th, 2019. An event organized by fellow MVPs from the Belgian Information Worker User Group, offering sessions by mostly fellow-MVPs; yes, this is gold. After an Azure Friday at a customer in […]

Join Azure AD in the Microsoft Q&A Preview

Written on November 1, 2019 at 10:50 PM, by

Since November 2006, I’ve answered circa 835 questions on the TechNet and MSDN Forums on various topics, including Server Core, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Multi-factor Authentication. Now, a big change is coming and I would like for you to be part of it: Microsoft Q&A      What’s Microsoft Q&A? Microsoft Q&A Preview is […]

HOWTO: Use Domain and OU Filtering to limit the objects in scope for Azure AD Connect

Written on October 29, 2019 at 3:30 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.   Why look at Domain and OU Filtering When installing Azure AD Connect with Express Settings, all objects […]