DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on April 13, 2017

In an e-mail message from the Azure Team, many of us got a notice that the 64-bit Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) tool and the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool are both deprecated and will reach end of support on April 13, 2017. As the Azure team described it: These older tools have been … Continue reading "DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on April 13, 2017"

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.130.0 offers new functionality

On April 12, 2016, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.130.0. This release brings improvements to a lesser-known function of Azure AD Connect, expands on the automatic upgrade scenarios and adds PowerShell Cmdlets to manage the built-in scheduler, that is new in Azure AD Connect version 1.1.x.    What’s New … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.1.130.0 offers new functionality"

I’ll be speaking at Microsoft Hrvatska for IT Pro User Group Zagreb on April 21

Romeo Mlinar, a Hyper-V MVP from Croatia, asked me to speak at the Microsoft IT Pro User Group Zagreb at Microsoft Hrvatska on Thursday evening April 21, 2016. Since I’m in Croatia and Bosnia Microsoft NetWork/6 anyway, I might as well make myself useful. I will be presenting 75 minutes on: Ten most common mistakes … Continue reading "I’ll be speaking at Microsoft Hrvatska for IT Pro User Group Zagreb on April 21"

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server reaches version 7.0.0.9

After helping clients with implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), the on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, MFA AD FS Adapters and sharing implementation and troubleshooting information on version 6.3.1, now is the time to take a look at version 7.0 of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, as released on March 26 by Microsoft.   What’s … Continue reading "Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server reaches version 7.0.0.9"

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.119.0

After last February’s big 1.1 release of Azure AD Connect, the team at Microsoft is churning away again at monthly builds, bringing a flow of steady bug fixes and magical functionality flowing in and out of preview. like they used to. On Monday March 14, Microsoft introduced Azure AD Connect version 1.1.119.0. This release contains … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.1.119.0"

Default checks when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 3: Linked Mailboxes

Microsoft has introduced an impressive array of technologies and an awesome vision on Hybrid Identity: One of the parts of your organization’s journey in implementing Hybrid Identity, might be to migrate from DirSync to Azure AD Connect with Azure AD Sync. After you export and import the configuration,  you might expect to see the same … Continue reading "Default checks when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 3: Linked Mailboxes"

Default checks when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 2: Orphaned UPN Suffixes

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 when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 2: Orphaned UPN Suffixes"

Default checks when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 1: Introduction and Microsoft tooling

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 when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 1: Introduction and Microsoft tooling"

Upgrade to Azure AD Connect 1.1.110.0 for your convenience

In the past two weeks, since the release and availability of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.105.0, several people reported issues with the new and overhauled Azure AD Connect 1.1.1y branch. The people of the Azure AD Connect team have listened and investigated these issues, cumulating to the release of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.110.0 last … Continue reading "Upgrade to Azure AD Connect 1.1.110.0 for your convenience"

Azure AD Connect 1.1.105.0 is here

Four issues have been identified with the below version of Azure AD Connect. Please upgrade to Azure AD Connect 1.1.110.0 instead of version 1.1.105.0. More information   This week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect. While the previously reported releases for Azure AD Connect were minor versions in the 1.0.9x branch, this … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect 1.1.105.0 is here"