With the release of version 13.1 of its BIG-IP software, F5 Networks enables you to make your F5 BIG-IP series appliances and F5 Virtual Edition (VE) appliances to act as ful-fledged Web Application Proxies in combination with Windows Server 2012 R2 and/or Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers using MS-ADFSPIP. About … Continue reading "Use your F5 BIG-IP Appliance as Full-Fledged AD FS Web Application Proxy"
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"
Today, for its March 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an important security update for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). The security update addresses a vulnerability that could allow information disclosure if an attacker sends a specially crafted request to an ADFS server, allowing the attacker to read sensitive information about the target system.. … Continue reading "Important Update for Active Directory Federation Services (MS17-019, KB4010320, CVE-2017-0043)"
Yesterday, I blogged on the entirely new Management Pack for Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016. What I didn’t notice, until now, is that a management pack for Active Directory Federation Services is also available, About the AD FS MP The Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Management Pack provides both proactive … Continue reading "Would you like to manage AD FS on Windows Server 2016, too? No problem!"
When organizations embrace new versions of software in a structured way, they end up with checklists, much like the ones I wrote for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Migrating end-user device Operating Systems (OSs), however, is different to embracing a new version of the Windows Server Operating System (OS). From an information security point of … Continue reading "An entirely new Management Pack for Active Directory on Windows Server 2016 is now available"
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"
Last week, Microsoft officially released Windows Server 2016, its ‘latest and greatest’ Serer Operating System for use as hypervisor, just enough server, management serer and of course, Azure IaaS-based Virtual Machines (VMs). The situation Windows Server 2016 was announced Release to Manufacturers (RTM) during the Keynote of Microsoft’s Ignite event on September 26, 2016, … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard shows ‘Windows Server Technical Preview’ functional levels"
I received a message from Microsoft Serbia on an opportunity to speak at its yearly Sinergija event at the Crowne Plaza hotel and conference center in Belgrade on October 17th and October 18th 2016; An event, a Microsoft subsidiary and a country with an extensive legacy and rich heritage. Readers of my blog in this … Continue reading "I'll be presenting at Microsoft Sinergija 16"
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, … Continue reading "Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 build 14300 is available"
Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows Server, dubbed Windows Server 2016. Today, while at Experts Live 2015, Microsoft released the fourth Technical Preview (TP4) of it. About Windows Server 2016 TP4 Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2, which was released in September 2013. Windows Server 2016 … Continue reading "Windows Server 2016 TP4 is here!"