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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for May 2019

Written on June 13, 2019 at 11:18 AM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for May2019:                     What’s Planned Future support for only TLS 1.2 protocols […]

HOWTO: Disable account enumeration in Azure Active Directory

Written on June 11, 2019 at 6:21 PM, by

To celebrate the availability of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, I decided to write a blogpost in the typical structure of a recipe in this book:     Disabling account enumeration Use this recipe to disable account enumeration for an Azure Active Directory tenant. After completing this recipe, people with user accounts in the tenant will […]

Creating the ‘Microsoft Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust manually

Written on June 4, 2019 at 1:54 PM, by

There are several methods to create the Relying Party Trust (RPT) between Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure Active Directory automatically: Using Azure AD Connect with the Use an existing AD FS farm option or the Configure a new AD FS farm option, when configuring Federation with AD FS as the authentication method. […]

KnowledgeBase: Azure AD Connect upgrade is not reflected in the Office 365 Portal

Written on May 28, 2019 at 2:43 PM, by

Microsoft’s Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20 was quickly superseded by version 1.3.21.0 to fix an elevation of privilege vulnerability, but it appears to exhibit unexpected behavior for some organization running it.        The situation You have an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment, and you synchronize objects to an Azure AD tenant, leveraging Azure […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.3.21.0 fixes an elevation of privilege vulnerability (CVE-2019-1000)

Written on May 16, 2019 at 11:53 AM, by

Hot on the heels of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0, Microsoft released version 1.3.21.0 earlier this week to address an elevation of privilege vulnerability. 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 […]

Get your copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook today

Written on May 6, 2019 at 10:14 AM, by

The new Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available. [Packt] [Amazon] [Tomlinsons] [Fnac] [Lehmanns] [ManagementBoek] For the last seven months, I worked with Packt Publishing to write the fourteen chapters in this 620-page book, containing all the essential howtos  and their gotchas for managing both on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD. It has been an […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for April 2019

Written on May 3, 2019 at 2:04 PM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for April 2019:               What’s New Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) entitlement […]

Azure AD Connect v1.3.20.0 offers the next level of identity synchronization

Written on May 1, 2019 at 6:34 PM, by

Last week, Microsoft released the long impending release of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 on the Azure AD Connect Version Release History page. 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 […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for March 2019

Written on April 3, 2019 at 7:44 AM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for March 2019:          What’s Planned Updates to condition evaluation by Exchange […]

Veeam Backup for Office 365 now offers support for the Baseline Policy ‘Require MFA for Admins’

Written on April 2, 2019 at 8:16 PM, by

Today’s release of version 3.0.0.422 of Veeam Backup for Office 365 (VBO) offers many new features and benefits, but none as significant as the ability to use multi-factor authentication for the admin account when configuring and reconfiguring VBO. Let me explain why.        Azure AD Privileged access, today Microsoft is working hard to further harden […]