Why Everyone’s talking about Hybrid Cloud Trust

In a world with both Active Directory and Azure AD, organizations have to make choices. It seems they can either stick with their proven Active Directory, or jump ahead to Azure AD. Luckily, there’s a third option. Using Azure AD Connect, organizations can have the best of the Active Directory and Azure AD worlds. The … Continue reading "Why Everyone’s talking about Hybrid Cloud Trust"

I’m co-presenting a session at Experts Live Netherlands 2022

Advertised as the biggest Microsoft IT Pro event in the Netherlands, Experts Live Netherlands will take place Friday September 30th, 2022 at Conference Center 1931 in Den Bosch. It’s a privilege to share the stage again with my buddy Raymond.   About Experts Live Experts Live is an independent platform for IT Professionals on Microsoft … Continue reading "I’m co-presenting a session at Experts Live Netherlands 2022"

I’m presenting at NT Konferenca 2022

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting three sessions at this year’s NT Konferenca in Slovenia later this month.   About NT Konferenca NT Konferenca is the biggest Slovenian technological conference. NT Konferenca is not just about IT trends and solutions. It is also about the ways to include them in everyday business processes … Continue reading "I’m presenting at NT Konferenca 2022"

Pictures of VeeamON Tour Netherlands 2022

Last week, Veeam Benelux organized VeeamON Tour on the Island of Maurik in the Netherlands. Maurice Kevenaar, Jeroen Leijsten and I attended as the leaders of the Dutch Veeam User Group. The day started early and bright. While attendees flocked to the venue from 9:30 onward, we were there to setup the Veeam User Group … Continue reading "Pictures of VeeamON Tour Netherlands 2022"

Pictures of the KNVI Knowledge BBQ

Last week, Raymond and I presented at the KNVI Knowledge BBQ in Rotterdam. As the event was practically in my backyard, I drove to the location and setup the equipment, together with Tom Dalderup. Slightly after 14:00 we started with the six ways that Azure AD makes sense to Active Directory admins. After that, Erwin … Continue reading "Pictures of the KNVI Knowledge BBQ"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in August 2022

Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory admins to investigate (potential) breaches … Continue reading "What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in August 2022"

I'm co-presenting a session on Windows Hello for Business at the Cloud Identity Summit

On September 20, 2022, Raymond Comvalius and I will present a 50-minute session on Windows Hello for Business at the third Cloud Identity Summit, organized by the Azure Bonn user group. About the Cloud Identity Summit The Cloud Identity Summit aims to bring together people from different areas of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and … Continue reading "I'm co-presenting a session on Windows Hello for Business at the Cloud Identity Summit"

I’m co-presenting a webinar with Veeam and ENow to bust common Microsoft 365 myths

While working together with Veeam and ENow, I found some common interests. While discussing these interests, we found that most organizations give us the same common answers to our questions. When I proposed to share these answers, the idea was born to provide a free webinar to discuss them and the dangers that they hold. … Continue reading "I’m co-presenting a webinar with Veeam and ENow to bust common Microsoft 365 myths"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for August 2022

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 August 2022:   What’s New Ability to force reauthentication on Intune … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for August 2022"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for August 2022

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for August 2022: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update for Windows Server 2016: … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for August 2022"