Azure AD Connect version 1.5.45.0 is a bug fix release

Last week, a new version of Azure AD Connect was released: version 1.5.45.0. 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 1.5.45.0 is a bug fix release"

What’s New in Identity from Microsoft Inspire 2020

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"

HOWTO: Perform an Azure AD Connect Swing Migration

Azure AD Connect is a crucial component in today’s Hybrid Identity strategies. This tool takes care of the synchronization of objects and their attributes from an on-premises Active Directory environment to Azure AD. In some scenarios, it also takes care of authentication when accessing Azure AD-integrated applications. As with any system in a networking infrastructure, … Continue reading "HOWTO: Perform an Azure AD Connect Swing Migration"

Azure AD Connect v1.5.42.0 introduces Exporting and Importing Configurations

Last Friday, a new version of Azure AD Connect was released: version 1.5.42.0. This version offers Import/Export functionality and a couple of fixes. 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 … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v1.5.42.0 introduces Exporting and Importing Configurations"

KnowledgeBase: You can’t manage AD FS with non-domain-joined Azure AD Connect installations

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft's free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory. One of the neat tricks Azure AD Connect has up its sleeve is the ability to implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You can’t manage AD FS with non-domain-joined Azure AD Connect installations"

An overview of Azure AD Connect’s PowerShell Modules and Cmdlets

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory. Azure AD Connect needs to be installed on a Windows Server with Desktop Experience, but this does not mean there aren’t some … Continue reading "An overview of Azure AD Connect’s PowerShell Modules and Cmdlets"

HOWTO: Use Azure AD Connect’s v2 Endpoint

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free tool to synchronize objects and their attributes from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) implementations to Azure Active Directory tenants. Many millions of organizations depend on Azure Active Directory and the APIs that the tool connects to. Now, there is a new endpoint Public Preview, so it’s time to … Continue reading "HOWTO: Use Azure AD Connect’s v2 Endpoint"

Azure AD Connect 1.5.30.0 fixes two issues

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. Last week, Azure AD Connect version 1.5.30.0 was released, fixing two issues that were introduced in the first release of … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect 1.5.30.0 fixes two issues"

Field Notes: How has your Azure AD Connect been configured?

As a consultant, I see a lot of different environments. Often, I need to know the answer to one of the most important questions: What did you select during the setup of Azure AD Connect? The answers vary: A colleague did the setup and has left the company, department… A external supplier did the setup … Continue reading "Field Notes: How has your Azure AD Connect been configured?"