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 July 2020: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4565511 July 14, 2020 The July … Continue reading "On-premises Identity updates & fixes for July 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 and on its blog, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for July 2020: What’s Planned Targeting client apps … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in July 2020"
Last week, a new version of Azure AD Connect was released: version 184.108.40.206. This version is a bug fix release. After every fresh major release of Azure AD Connect by Microsoft, several smaller hotfix releases update the functionality to prevent issues where administrators are not able to perform certain configurations or gain access to functionality. … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 220.127.116.11 is a bug fix release"
Yesterday, I presented a 75-minute session on the three approaches to migrating to the cloud, together with Netwrix’ Russel McDermott. Now, a mere working day after the webinar, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already placing the video recording online for everyone to watch: https://try.netwrix.com/3_approaches_to_cloud_migration_emea Enjoy! Simply press the red … Continue reading "The video of my Netwrix webinar on migrating to the Cloud is now available"
Starting today, Microsoft is making changes to resolve the inconsistent naming of built-in role names between the Microsoft 365 admins center, the Azure AD portal and the Microsoft Graph API. In total, 10 role names will be changed, and this impacts any application, script, alerts and/or policies that may refer to any of these role … Continue reading "TODO: Change apps, scripts, alerts and policies to cover the new role names in the Microsoft Graph API"
On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft made Windows 10 generally available to people worldwide. Today, we celebrate Windows 10’s 5th anniversary! At its release, Windows 10 offered many new features, including its new release schedule, Cortana, the Action Center and Microsoft Edge. Its identity, security and management features make a lot of difference for large organizations, … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Windows 10!"
Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity as a Service platform. It is a global service, used by millions of organizations worldwide. To make the service useable for all of these organizations, Microsoft works with limits. In Azure Active Directory, one such limit it the object limit. All Azure AD’s limits are described on the Azure … Continue reading "HOWTO: Determine your Azure AD tenant’s object limit and count"
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 the pervious post of this series, we discussed encrypting traffic between AD FS Servers, servers running Azure … Continue reading "HOWTO: Enable Extended Protection for Authentication on the SQL Servers hosting the AD FS and Azure AD Connect databases"
Microsoft Inspire is Microsoft’s annual event where it kicks off its fiscal year with its partner community. Inspire is Microsoft’s way to explain what’s coming in the year ahead and work together to find shared solutions for customers. This year’s Inspire event brought us the following Identity-related news: New Surface Hub OS featuring Azure … Continue reading "What’s New in Identity from Microsoft Inspire 2020"
VMware’s vRealize Orchestrator is a product used by many virtualization admins to automate common tasks. Today, we’re looking at using vRealize Orchestrator to enable automation of common Active Directory tasks, so Active Directory admins may benefit from this solution using the publicly available blueprints for Active Directory. About vRealize Orchestrator vRealize Orchestrator helps simplify … Continue reading "Achieving Active Directory-as-a-Service with VMware vRealize Orchestrator"