Microsoft is retiring Azure AD Connect v2.x versions 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version

Microsoft will begin retiring past versions of Azure AD Connect version 2.x 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version. This policy will go into effect on March 15th, 2023, when Microsoft will retire all versions that are superseded by a newer version on March 15th, 2022. The following Azure AD … Continue reading "Microsoft is retiring Azure AD Connect v2.x versions 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version"

TODO: Disable Soft Matching in Azure AD Connect

In Hybrid Identity implementations, objects and their attributes are synchronized between on-premises Active Directory environments and Azure AD tenants.   The initial stages of synchronization When integrating an Azure AD tenant with an Active Directory environment, you’re bound to start with the situation where you have accounts on both sides that you need to combine. … Continue reading "TODO: Disable Soft Matching in Azure AD Connect"

Azure AD Connect v2.0.91.0 offers a FIPS-compliant Health Component

A mere month after the release of Azure AD Connect v2.0.89.0, Microsoft released an update to Azure AD Connect v2.x. that offers new functionality. Note:None of the Azure AD Connect v2.x releases are released for automatic upgrade. Manual upgrades are required to gain the new functionality and security levels once you're on the Azure AD … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.0.91.0 offers a FIPS-compliant Health Component"

Azure AD Connect v2.0.89.0 addresses an issue with disappearing linked mailboxes

Hot on the heels of Azure AD Connect v2.0.88.0, Microsoft released an update to Azure AD Connect v2.x. to address a pressing issue with linked mailboxes. Note:None of the Azure AD Connect v2.x releases are released for automatic upgrade. Manual upgrades are required to gain the new functionality and security levels once you're on the … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.0.89.0 addresses an issue with disappearing linked mailboxes"

Azure AD Connect v2.0.88.0 addresses a security issue in Microsoft.Data.OData and offers new functionality

Roughly three months after the release of the last Azure AD Connect version, Microsoft released a security update to Azure AD Connect v2.x. to address a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability. Microsoft recommends updating Azure AD Connect to v2.0.88.0 as soon as possible, Note: None of the Azure AD Connect v2.x releases are released for … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.0.88.0 addresses a security issue in Microsoft.Data.OData and offers new functionality"

Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning Agent v1.1.587.0 brings Password Writeback

Last week, Microsoft released version 1.1.587.0 of its Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning Agent. While the release notes for this version include only one bullet point followed by five words, I wanted to shed some more light on what ‘Cmdlet to configure Password WriteBack’ means: It means Password WriteBack is now available for organizations who … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning Agent v1.1.587.0 brings Password Writeback"

Support for the v2 endpoint is no longer available for Azure AD Connect v1.x

As an amendent to the Azure AD Connect version release history documentation this week, Microsoft communicated that the v2 endpoint for Azure AD Connect is no longer supported for Azure AD Connect versions running version 1.5x and 1.6x.   About Azure AD Connect’s v2 endpoint Microsoft has deployed a new endpoint (API) for Azure AD … Continue reading "Support for the v2 endpoint is no longer available for Azure AD Connect v1.x"

Azure AD Connect v1.6.16.0 addresses two issues

For Hybrid Identity admins still stuck with Azure AD Connect v1.x installations on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and/or Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect that addresses two issues. What's Fixed AutoUpgrade reliability Microsoft addressed an issue where the Autoupgrade process attempted to … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v1.6.16.0 addresses two issues"

Azure AD Connect v2.0.28.0 addresses four issues

The lost two months have been a bonanza for Azure AD Connect releases. Today, Microsoft released version 2.0.28.0 of Azure AD Connect as a maintenance update for it's free solution to synchronize objects from Active Directory and LDAPv3-compatible identity stores to Azure AD.   What's Fixed Installation on servers with .NET Framework v4.6+ Microsoft addressed … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.0.28.0 addresses four issues"

Admins that have upgraded to Azure AD Connect v2 are at risk of running out of date and insecure installations

Admins that have bit the bullet on Azure AD Connect v2 are now eating the sour grapes of that decision, as Microsoft doesn't offer Automatic Upgrades on any of the v2 builds released to date. About Azure AD Connect v2 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their … Continue reading "Admins that have upgraded to Azure AD Connect v2 are at risk of running out of date and insecure installations"