The Trouble with abandoned WordPress Themes, Part 2: Comments no longer showing

As a blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs, I love the way my blog The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken looks. However, the theme I use is an abandoned theme and hasn't been updated in the last ten years. In my defense: It was current when I started blogging fourteen years ago… WordPress … Continue reading "The Trouble with abandoned WordPress Themes, Part 2: Comments no longer showing"

The Trouble with abandoned WordPress Themes, Part 1: Incompatibility with PHP 7.4

As a blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs, I love the way my blog The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken looks. However, the theme I use is an abandoned theme and hasn't been updated in the last ten years. In my defense: It was current when I started blogging fourteen years ago… WordPress is a dynamic … Continue reading "The Trouble with abandoned WordPress Themes, Part 1: Incompatibility with PHP 7.4"

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now only offer TLS 1.2 and strong ciphers

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"

We are disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in three months’ time

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"

Sweet Sixteen, DirTeam!

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!"

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2019

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"

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs are moving to Windows Server 2019

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"

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs feature on Feedspot’s Top 50 Azure Blogs

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"

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2018

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"