What's New in Entra ID for February 2024

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD 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 Entra ID and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for February 2024:   … Continue reading "What's New in Entra ID for February 2024"

Entra Connect Sync v2.3.6.0 improves Automatic Upgrade eligibility detection

Entra Connect Sync v2.1.15.0 was the first v2.x to be announced with Automatic Upgrades functionality, on July 6th 2022. However, Microsoft's support life cycle for Windows Server Operating Systems and .NET Framework versions would sometimes stand in the way of these upgrades. Entra Connect Sync v2.3.6.0 now comes with improvements in this area.   What’s … Continue reading "Entra Connect Sync v2.3.6.0 improves Automatic Upgrade eligibility detection"

VMware's Enhanced Authentication Plug-in is deprecated and critically vulnerable – Remove it now (VMSA-2024-0003)

Two critical vulnerabilities in the optional Enhanced Authentication Plug-in require the immediate removal of this software from admin workstations and management servers.   About VMware's Enhanced Authentication Plug-in VMware's Enhanced Authentication Plug-in (EAP) is an optional piece of software that can be downloaded from VMware's download center and can be installed om admin workstations and … Continue reading "VMware's Enhanced Authentication Plug-in is deprecated and critically vulnerable – Remove it now (VMSA-2024-0003)"

I'm speaking at Netwrix Connect 2024

Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of talking to the people at STEALTHbits. They offered great products that are of great use to Identity admins. Then, they got acquired by Netwrix – another vendor with great solutions, that I've often highlighted during webinars. Now, Netwrix is hosting their first in-person customer and partner event. … Continue reading "I'm speaking at Netwrix Connect 2024"

We're presenting at 2024's first Workplace Ninjas Netherlands meetup

As the Dutch IT Bro's, Raymond Comvalius and I are in high demand for many events and communities to come present on identity, security, windows and devices in our typically hilarious way. A couple of weeks ago, Raymond received a message from the Dutch Workplace Ninja's to come present at their first 2024 meetup on … Continue reading "We're presenting at 2024's first Workplace Ninjas Netherlands meetup"

Pictures of the Inaugural Dutch Microsoft Entra Community meetup

On Thursday February 1st, 2024, I presented at the inaugural Dutch Microsoft Entra Community meetup at the Inspark offices in Amstelveen. Jan, Pim and Stefan invited me to speak at the second speaker slot of the first event they organized together in the context of this new community. I arrived early, chatted with some of … Continue reading "Pictures of the Inaugural Dutch Microsoft Entra Community meetup"

What's New in Entra ID for January 2024

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD 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 Entra ID and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for January 2024:   … Continue reading "What's New in Entra ID for January 2024"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for January 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024"

Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 add support for OATH codes

On January 19th, 2024, Microsoft released versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 of its MFA Server product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios.   Versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12 MFA Server v8.1.11.1 is intended for  use on: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2016 … Continue reading "Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 add support for OATH codes"