The May Cumulative update fixes several Azure AD Join issues on Windows 10

Just like every month, Microsoft released cumulative quality updates to its supported Operating Systems in June 2021. This month’s updates, however, show a particular focus on several fixes for Azure AD-joined and Hybrid Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices running Windows 10 version 1809 and beyond. Let’s take a look: Note: Windows 10 version 1809 has … Continue reading "The May Cumulative update fixes several Azure AD Join issues on Windows 10"

Keeping up to date as an organization: Track Microsoft 365 Message Center messages in Planner

One of the questions I ask every new colleague is how they are keeping up with the new and changed features in Azure and Microsoft 365. For individuals, it’s hard to keep up, but in many organizations, the IT department is having an even harder time doing so. This might have multiple reasons: They’re overwhelmed … Continue reading "Keeping up to date as an organization: Track Microsoft 365 Message Center messages in Planner"

Default checks to perform when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 5: Groups with non-linked-value replication-enabled members

Microsoft has introduced an impressive array of technologies and an awesome vision on Hybrid Identity. Their vision entails seamless access to corporate resources, services and applications for people, no matter where these resources, services and apps are located (either on-premises or in the cloud) while in the mean time allowing for strong authentication and granular … Continue reading "Default checks to perform when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 5: Groups with non-linked-value replication-enabled members"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2021

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 2021: What’s Planned Users can only create security and Microsoft … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2021"

I’m presenting two Active Directory and Azure AD Better Together webinars with Netwrix

On May 18th, 2021 and May 20th, 2021 I’ll present 1-hour webinar sessions with Netwrix. Together with Netwrix, I’ll discuss how Active Directory and Azure AD are better together. You’ll learn how you can benefit from integrating your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services environment with Azure AD, how to harden your hybrid environment, how to … Continue reading "I’m presenting two Active Directory and Azure AD Better Together webinars with Netwrix"

From the field: A colleague encounters error “AADSTS50107 Requested federation realm object does not exist.”

Sometimes, you hit error messages that are just too vague to troubleshoot. I like these kinds of situations. I’ve hit this particular error before, but Microsoft fixed the issue with the 515 rID a long time ago… Let’s see what’s happening today causing the same error. The situation An organization has recently restructured. Today, all … Continue reading "From the field: A colleague encounters error “AADSTS50107 Requested federation realm object does not exist.”"

Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available

After a period of rigorous beta testing, exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available for admins worldwide to show off their knowledge of Azure Active Directory. With the beta scores pouring in this week, this exam is ready for prime time! What is an Identity and Access Administrator? The Microsoft Identity and … Continue reading "Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available"

KnowledgeBase: You cannot manage the Desktop SSO feature with the Hybrid Identity Administrator role

On March 19th, 2021, Microsoft introduced Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 to incorporate the lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. As part of its version release history, Microsoft added the following line to the release notes for this version: Azure AD Connect now supports the Hybrid Identity Administrator role … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You cannot manage the Desktop SSO feature with the Hybrid Identity Administrator role"

HOWTO: Get an overview of the Privileged roles assigned within an Azure AD tenant

Unless you’re using the Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM) portal features from your tenant’s Azure AD Premium P2 licenses, you might have a hard time to get an overview of the Privileged roles assigned within an Azure AD tenant. There is, however, a free, easy and Microsoft-supported way, using the AzureADIncidentResponse Windows PowerShell module. … Continue reading "HOWTO: Get an overview of the Privileged roles assigned within an Azure AD tenant"

HOWTO: Enable Seamless Single Sign-on when AD FS is Configured as Sign-in Method

Microsoft has introduced the Staged Rollout functionality to convert the sign-in method for people in your organization from federated authentication to managed authentication. However, there is one slight issue with single sign-on. In this blogpost, I’ll address the issue of having both Seamless Single Sign-on and Federation enabled in Azure AD Connect. About Staged Rollout … Continue reading "HOWTO: Enable Seamless Single Sign-on when AD FS is Configured as Sign-in Method"