Meet Azure Active Directory: Your Cloud-based Identity Service

Today, Microsoft made Azure Active Directory generally available (GA). This means it is ready for production use. Azure Active Directory enables organizations to provision their users with a single identity that can be used to access applications that are run on Windows Azure, run by 3rd party cloud-based vendors and/or within their own datacenters.

New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 21: Resource SID Compression

In the earlier 20 blogposts on new features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, I’ve covered most of the main stream new features. Today, I’m covering a lesser known feature: SID Compression. While this feature has been around in earlier versions of Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server, it has been … Continue reading "New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 21: Resource SID Compression"

Whitepaper: What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012

Last month, around the time Microsoft released Windows Server 2012, I published twenty blogposts on the new features in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. Many people were positive on the extent of the information in these blogposts and many websites linked to the blogposts. Some people urged me to publish … Continue reading "Whitepaper: What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012"

Whitepaper on What's new in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012

This page contains the following whitepaper: What's new in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 How your organization can benefit from the new features in Active Directory Domain Services and Windows Server 2012   Title : What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 How your organization can benefit from the … Continue reading "Whitepaper on What's new in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012"

New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 19: Offline Domain Join Improvements

With Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft introduced a new Active Directory feature called Offline Domain Join (ODJ). This feature allows for clients to be joined to an Active Directory domain, without the need of having a direct connection to any of the Domain Controllers for the Active Directory domain.

New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 17: LDAP Enhancements

With all the fancy features in Active Directory, I almost tend to forget it was originally an x.500 directory services, offering LDAP connectivity. Although today this is less evident, LDAP is intensively used under the hood for directory connectivity. Alongside the older RPC-based protocols it is used for over 90% of the communication to the … Continue reading "New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 17: LDAP Enhancements"