HOWTO: Repurpose an Azure AD-joined device in an organization without Intune

Many organizations are adopting Azure AD Join as the mechanism to create a trust relationship between their Windows 10-based devices and their Identity solution. In the obligatory joiners/workers/leavers processes, however, it might make sense to repurpose an Azure AD-joined devices to another person in the organization. In this blogpost I’ll explain how to achieve this … Continue reading "HOWTO: Repurpose an Azure AD-joined device in an organization without Intune"

Happy Birthday, Windows 10!

On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft made Windows 10 generally available to people worldwide. Today, we celebrate Windows 10’s 5th anniversary! At its release, Windows 10 offered many new features, including its new release schedule, Cortana, the Action Center and Microsoft Edge. Its identity, security and management features make a lot of difference for large organizations, … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Windows 10!"

Identity-related Features in Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041

Microsoft has released Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041 (or ‘Windows 10 May 2020 Update’) through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business. It was previously already available as download from Visual Studio Subscriptions, the Software Download Center (via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool), and the Volume Licensing Service Center. … Continue reading "Identity-related Features in Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041"

Improvements for (Hybrid) Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices in the March 2020 Cumulative Updates

Just like every month, Microsoft released cumulative quality updates to its supported Operating Systems in March 2020. This month’s updates, however, show a particular focus on several fixes for Azure AD-joined and Hybrid Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices. Let’s take a look: What’s fixed The respective updates for Windows 10 address these three issues: It … Continue reading "Improvements for (Hybrid) Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices in the March 2020 Cumulative Updates"

KnowledgeBase: You receive error 801c0003 when you try to Azure AD Join a device during the Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE)

Sometimes, error codes for Microsoft products and technologies are really straightforward. Especially in situations where you have limited to no troubleshooting options, like the Windows Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE), this might prove difficult to solve. Today, let’s look at one of the most common errors you might encounter when you try to Azure AD Join a … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You receive error 801c0003 when you try to Azure AD Join a device during the Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE)"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite 2017 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Graph, Group Policy  and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando"

Pictures of the April 2017 IT Pro User Group at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb

Last April, I was invited by the Microsoft IT Pro User Group to present a 75 minute session on Azure AD Join at Microsoft Croatia’s Headquarters in Zagreb. Since I was spending some time in the region between Microsoft Bosnia and Hergovina’s Network event and the Croatian WinDays, I had no trouble finding the place. … Continue reading "Pictures of the April 2017 IT Pro User Group at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb"

I’m speaking at WinDays 17

In 2015, I presented two sessions at WinDays XV. Last year, I presented to sessions at WinDays 16. This year, it feels like it’s becoming a habit for me to present two sessions at WinDays: I’m speaking at WinDays 17 at the Valamar Isabella Island Resort in Poreč, Croatia.   About WinDays WinDays, the largest … Continue reading "I’m speaking at WinDays 17"

I’m delivering a session at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb this Monday

Romeo Mlinar, my friend and Hyper-V MVP from Croatia, asked me to speak at the Microsoft IT Pro User Group Zagreb at Microsoft Hrvatska on Monday evening April 24, 2017. Since I’m in Croatia and Bosnia for Microsoft NetWork/7 anyway, I might as well make myself useful. I’m delivering a 75-minute session on: Join Windows … Continue reading "I’m delivering a session at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb this Monday"

I'm an organizer of Ngi-NGN's Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 event

Regular readers know I’ve been associated with the Dutch Networking User Group (Ngi-NGN) for almost seven years now. I’ve been speaking at their events, been a regular at their planning meetings and have helped others achieve the same goal as their Speaker Coach in the past.   About Ngi-NGN Ngi-NGN is the organization that was … Continue reading "I'm an organizer of Ngi-NGN's Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 event"