The video of our Active Directory session at VMware VMworld 2020 is now available

VMworld is a global conference for virtualization and cloud computing, hosted by VMware. It is the largest virtualization-specific event. No wonder, I was pleased to announce my return to this awesome event. And now, you can enjoy Deji Akomolafe’s, Matt Liebowitz’s and my efforts in creating a demo-packed, full-featured version of the ‘Virtualize Active Directory … Continue reading "The video of our Active Directory session at VMware VMworld 2020 is now available"

Mainstream support for Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) ends in three months

We’ve helped organizations embrace Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) solution to protect their Active Directory environments from attacks. On January 12th, 2021, mainstream support for this product ends. ATA version 1.9.3, released on September 14th, 2020 is the final update as part of mainstream support. It’s time to move on to Microsoft Defender for Identity. … Continue reading "Mainstream support for Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) ends in three months"

The videos of Microsoft Ignite Untold are now available for you to view

During Microsoft Ignite 2020, Raymond Comvalius, Barbara Forbes and I presented ‘Ignite Untold’, the Dutch Community live stream supporting Microsoft Ignite 2020 in Dutch.   About Microsoft Ignite Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly event for IT Professionals and developers. At Microsoft Ignite they connect with IT leaders from around the world. They hear from industry thought-leaders … Continue reading "The videos of Microsoft Ignite Untold are now available for you to view"

I’m co-presenting a session at Veeam LIVE

Veeam is organizing a global virtual conference on October 20th under title Veeam LIVE. There´s gonna be free registration for all attendees and agenda will be full of LIVE sessions with Veeam top experts and external hosts to provide attendees with real-time experience. The data protection and management scene is shifting constantly. You may be … Continue reading "I’m co-presenting a session at Veeam LIVE"

Ten things you should know about Azure AD Administrative Units

An Administrative Unit (AU) is an Azure AD resource that can be a container for other Azure AD resources. Administrative units allow an organization to grant admin permissions that are restricted to a department, region, or other segment of the organization. Admins can use Administrative Units to delegate permissions to regional administrators or to set … Continue reading "Ten things you should know about Azure AD Administrative Units"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in September 2020

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 September 2020, on top of the announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020: … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in September 2020"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for September 2020

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. Note: Although much attention was given this month to Secura’s ZeroLogon attack and the advice to update Windows Servers acting as Domain Controller immediately,, the underlying vulnerability was actually … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for September 2020"

I have been invited to present at the 2020 Hybrid Identity Protection Conference

This October, I’m joining many of my technical friends at the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference. For those who attended The Experts Conference (TEC) and NetPro’s Directory Experts Conference (DEC) events previously, the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference promises to be at least as much fun as these events, where you’ve seen the likes of Gil Kirkpatrick, … Continue reading "I have been invited to present at the 2020 Hybrid Identity Protection Conference"

I’m speaking at the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC20)

I’m happy to announce that I am returning as a speaker for the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC) 2020 on October 14th – 15th, 2020. About ESPC20 The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference (ESPC) is Europe’s leading online community, providing educational resources and encouraging collaboration. The European SharePoint, Office 365 … Continue reading "I’m speaking at the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC20)"

A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft organized Ignite 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday September 22nd and Thursday September 24th. Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly event for IT Professionals and developers. At Microsoft Ignite they connect with IT leaders from around the world. They hear from industry thought-leaders on the changing landscape of IT, they find new technology partners … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020"