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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.1.1 was released

Written on August 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM, by

Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 8.0.0.3. Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version 8.0.1.1 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 8.0.0.3.   What’s New Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations The team fixed […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.0.3 is here

Written on April 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM, by

When looking back, I realized we’ve been working with Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server version  7.3.0.3 for a year. This week, Microsoft released a new version of it’s on-premises authentication security product: version 8.0.0.3.   What’s New Registration experience improvements on mobile Using MFA Server’s mobile portal, end-users may register the authenticator app […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 3

Written on March 2, 2018 at 11:20 AM, by

In the last two posts we got our local toolset going. Now it is time to make sure you can actually connect to your Azure tenant with Terraform. This assumes you have access to an Azure Tennant already. If you don’t then it is really easy to get started with you own Azure Tennant and […]

Configuring Geo-Redundancy for AD FS on-premises with Azure Traffic Manager

Written on January 25, 2018 at 11:43 AM, by

Last week, I showed you how to perform a simple Hybrid Identity implementation with AD FS on-premises. While this scenario is easy and fast to deploy, it also has a couple of downsides. One of them is the risk of ‘AD FS Unavailability’ and the inability to authenticate to cloud resources when the on-premises environment […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2

Written on January 11, 2018 at 4:23 PM, by

Installation In the previous post I explained how to setup the Windows environmental variable PATH so you can run the terraform executable from any path. In this post I will explain how I set up my favorite text file editor. In the last year or so I came to fall in love with Microsoft Visual […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 1

Written on January 8, 2018 at 1:09 PM, by

This is a series of blog posts going in to the setup of Terraform and building your first Azure deployment. First we are going to the local installation. Terraform is able to run on a variety of operating systems: MacOS FreeBSD Linux OpenBSD Solaris Windows Since this blog Is mostly about Microsoft, Windows and Azure […]

Connecting to Azure MFA Server’s Web Service SDK using certificate authentication

Written on September 4, 2017 at 3:35 PM, by

Recently, I’ve been involved in some larger Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server projects as a senior engineer with a couple of demanding customers. It’s been a lot of fun and quite the roller coaster ride. In my opinion, an increasing number of organizations are looking to implement multi-factor authentication. They may be required to by […]

Ten Things you need to know about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server

Written on August 28, 2017 at 7:16 PM, by

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server is Microsofts product to add the magic of multi-factor authentication to your organizations on-premises enterprise infrastructure. I’ve been designing, implementing, updating and managing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication for several organizations. It has become one of my favorite tools in my toolbox, but there are a couple of things that I think you […]

I’m presenting at the Dutch Windows Management User Group 2017-4 Meetup

Written on August 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM, by

The Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG) is one of the more active IT Pro user groups in the Netherlands. I was honored when they invited me to speak at their next meetup on September 13, 2017. Of course, I’d present at this meetup; their fourth meetup this year!   About the Dutch Windows Management […]

The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free is amazing. Let me tell you why.

Written on August 16, 2017 at 2:50 PM, by

Veeam released its free Agent for Microsoft Windows (version 2.0.0.700). I’ve been using the Beta of the  agent for a couple of months and the more I used it and the more I read on why Veeam introduced this tool, and how it fits into Veeam’s current technology and strategy, the more I want to […]