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

Written on January 10, 2020 at 11:11 AM, by

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 […]

Field notes: Azure AD Identity protection end-user perspective

Written on September 16, 2019 at 8:03 PM, by

In my previous blog post Field Notes: Azure AD Identity Protection we looked at the administrator perspective on Identity Protection. The focus was how to protect your corporate accounts. In this blog the focus is the end-user (employee and IT staff) experiences. The experiences I want to share are: Suspicious Activity User with a high-risk […]

Field notes: Azure AD Identity Protection

Written on August 29, 2019 at 3:40 PM, by

I’m managing several Azure AD tenants with a wide variety of licenses and settings. I’ve had a focus on Azure AD Identity Protection for the last weeks, so I’m sharing my field notes with you. What is Azure AD Identity Protection? Let’s start with a little introduction. Microsoft has a lot of experience with identities […]

Enable Valimail Single Sign-On with Azure Active Directory

Written on July 12, 2019 at 2:36 PM, by

In my previous blogpost, I described how to enroll Valimail Monitor for Office 365. The initial setup is based on credentials, stored at Valimail. This results in another set of credentials that needs to be remembered, needs to be stored in a password vault, another set that may be leaked… Additional admins and/or auditors also […]

The mysterious case of a failed account recovery and orphaned mailbox

Written on January 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM, by

In this blogpost I want to address two real-life cases that I encountered in the same Microsoft Office 365 tenant. The reason why I address the two issues in this one blog is because the errors and steps to resolution, were identical for both issues. Background Information The issues occurred in a cloud-only tenant. The […]