What's New in Azure Active Directory for May 2021

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for May 2021: What’s New Azure AD verifiable credentials Public Preview Service … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for May 2021"

A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Build 2021

Another Microsoft Build event comes to a close. Microsoft organized Microsoft Build as a free digital event between Tuesday May 25th 5 PM CEST and Thursday May 27th 5 PM CEST. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Build 2021"

Windows 10, version 21H1 build 19043 introduces Ten new Group Policy settings

On May 18th, 2021, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 21H1 build 19043. This Windows version introduces ten new Group Policy settings. New Group Policy Settings Windows 10, version 21H1, build 19043 introduces the following new Group Policy settings: Enable news and interests on the taskbar This computer Group Policy setting specifies whether news and interests … Continue reading "Windows 10, version 21H1 build 19043 introduces Ten new Group Policy settings"

Identity-related features in Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043

On May 18, 2021, Microsoft released Windows 10 version 21H1. Windows 10, version 21H1 is available to people with devices running Windows 10, versions 2004 and higher who manually Check for updates via Windows Update. It is also available as a 5.3 GB *.iso file to MSDN subscribers. In previous years, the *04 releases (now … Continue reading "Identity-related features in Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2021

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for April 2021: What’s Planned Users can only create security and Microsoft … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2021"

Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 8.0.6.1 fixes an issue on Slave Servers

Roughly 6 months ago, on August 25th 2020, we saw the release of Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication Server (MFA Server) version 8.0.5.1. Now it’s time for an update to Microsoft’s product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios. This week, Microsoft released version 8.0.6.1. What’s New … Continue reading "Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 8.0.6.1 fixes an issue on Slave Servers"

Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available

After a period of rigorous beta testing, exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available for admins worldwide to show off their knowledge of Azure Active Directory. With the beta scores pouring in this week, this exam is ready for prime time! What is an Identity and Access Administrator? The Microsoft Identity and … Continue reading "Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for March 2021

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for March 2021: What’s Planned Guidance on how to enable support for … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for March 2021"

Azure AD Connect version 1.6.4.0 fixes a bug in the previous release

Twelve days after the release of Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4, the first release in the 1.6 branch, Microsoft has released version 1.6.4.0, fixing a bug in the 1.6.2.4 release.   What’s fixed This release fixes a bug in version 1.6.2.4 where, after upgrade to that release, the Azure AD Connect Health feature was not … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.6.4.0 fixes a bug in the previous release"

Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the first version in the 1.6 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.6.2.4 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization"