As per today, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs are only available to browsers and integrated applications that communicate using TLS 1.2 and using strong cipher suites. Our announcement We announced this change three months ago, when Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 went out of support. Why … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now only offer TLS 1.2 and strong ciphers"
Today marks the end of support for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from Microsoft. From a website perspective, these Operating Systems were the last Operating Systems not supporting TLS 1.2 out of the box. We regularly see visits from these Operating System and recognize the value we have … Continue reading "We are disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in three months’ time"
On January 12, 2004, Carlos Magalhaes registered the DirTeam.com DNS domain name. That day, he conceived the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs, as you’ve come to know it today as your one-stop website for all Microsoft Identity-related information. With great please, I congratulate DirTeam.com with its 16th birthday! The early days In the early days, … Continue reading "Sweet Sixteen, DirTeam!"
Goodbye 2019! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2019, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served seven million pages. To be exact: we saw 7,377,049 pageviews. From a visitor point of view, this results in the following diagram: New bloggers In … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2019"
For a significant amount of time, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs have operated without IPv6. We changed this important omission over the past weekend. 2010 – 2016 On November 24, 2010, we announced the availability of IPv6 for the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs. At the time, this required serious work from the IaaS engineers at … Continue reading "IPv6 is back!"
For the past three years, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs have been hosted on an infrastructure running Windows Server 2012 R2. This is about to change. End of support for Windows Server 2008 On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft is ending the support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For the DirTeam.com … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs are moving to Windows Server 2019"
Last week, we received a message from Anuj Agarwal congratulating us being selected by Feedspot’s panelists as one of the Top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019. We feel honored. About Feedspot Feedspot is an internet-based service for content reading. Feedspot lets you read all your favorite blogs and websites … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs feature on Feedspot’s Top 50 Azure Blogs"
Goodbye 2018! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2018, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served five and a half million pages. To be exact: we saw 5,609,225 pageviews. From a visitor point of view, this results in the following diagram: … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2018"
Over five years ago, we defined our privacy posture on this blog. Today, as many organizations are (finally) getting ready for the European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy is a hot topic. Today, I want to dive a bit deeper on what GDPR means to us at the DirTeam.com and ActiveDir.org Weblogs (dirteam.com). … Continue reading "An update to our privacy posture"
Microsoft organizes the global Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit from March 4, 2018 to March 9, 2018 on its Redmond campus. All current MVPs are invited to join the product teams in an interactive exploration of the current products, technologies, roadmap and strategy. About Microsoft MVPs Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals )MVPs) are technology … Continue reading "DirTeam at the Microsoft Global MVP Summit"