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Category Archives: Azure


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 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 […]

KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App on Android 5.x you receive “Your device does not trust the activation URL”

Written on June 26, 2017 at 10:11 AM, by

The mobile world is still a fragmented world, where various versions of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android compete for usage share. With people still getting accustomed to today’s throw-away society and handset manufacturers and vendors tailoring to their needs, there’s people using three years old Operating Systems on mobile phones they just purchased.   The […]

KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App you receive “The remote server returned an error: NotFound”

Written on June 19, 2017 at 9:24 AM, by

I’ve written about the Multi-Factor Authentication server quite extensively. I’ve been pretty content with text messages for authentication, but since DRAFT NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Out-of-Band (OOB) using the PSTN (SMS or voice) is deprecated (ref I’ve been taking a closer look at the Microsoft Authenticator app.   The situation Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication […]

I’m speaking at Techorama Belgium 2017

Written on May 19, 2017 at 1:50 AM, by

A while back, I heard from the Techorama Belgium organization that they merged their Microsoft developer-focused event with ITPROceed to create one big Belgium Microsoft Community event: Techorama I was invited to share any presentations I deemed fit for such a conference and the organization actually picked one…   About Techorama Techorama is a yearly […]

Delivering the honest truth on Azure, this Wednesday with colleague Marc Westerink

Written on May 8, 2017 at 1:51 PM, by

It’s no secret that we talk to a lot of organizations about Microsoft Azure. Most of the time, our focus is on Azure Active Directory, Hybrid Identity. We enjoy interacting with organizations on Microsofts holistic approach to Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) and the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE), but also on Digital Transformation and Modern […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with lots of improvements

Written on April 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM, by

After January’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version release, over the weekend, Microsoft released version of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with a lot of performance improvements and other fixes.  While the changes mentioned in the change log aren’t world shocking, this release should alleviate much of the problems you might have with […]

Can I place my Exchange hybrid management server in Azure and use Azure Domain Services?

Written on March 31, 2017 at 3:18 PM, by

As some might know (although I and others have to repeat this regularly…), if you enable directory synchronization from your on-premises Active Directory (AD) and you migrate all you Exchange mailboxes to Exchange Online you still require an Exchange server to manage mail(box) objects. It is the only supported solution, even though some use third […]

Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 6: The Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server User Portal

Written on March 17, 2017 at 7:31 AM, by

To avoid service desk calls, you can implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server’s User Portal. Colleagues enrolled in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication can access this portal to change their phone number(s), change their verification method and/or enroll and/or remove devices with the Azure Authenticator app. Even if they screw up their verification options badly, they can still […]