Creating a clean MyApps and Office Portal Experience

As we help organizations embrace Hybrid Identity, we often encounter politics or standards that dictate that we take baby steps. I fully agree with taking the smallest steps possible, for it keeps roll-back steps small and useful, too. However, Azure Active Directory, currently, is not a cloud service you can enable without some default functionality. … Continue reading "Creating a clean MyApps and Office Portal Experience"

Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAPv3-based identity platforms to Azure Active Directory. During installation, Azure AD Connect offers a choice. This is the first choice and also the most fundamental choice for Azure AD … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings"

Your Exchange Online Contingency Plan is here with Veeam Backup for Office 365

As an organization delivering the full stack of the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) to large international customers in highly-regulated verticals, we often get the question on an ‘exit strategy’ or ‘contingency plan’ for cloud services, like Office 365. Being a Microsoft partner and Veeam partner with a Microsoft cloud focus makes us unique and allows … Continue reading "Your Exchange Online Contingency Plan is here with Veeam Backup for Office 365"

Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs

As announced on July 25, today, Microsoft’s new Microsoft Authenticator app replaces both its Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account app as the one easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs. Now, I’m not sure whether Microsoft will use the above slogan for the app, but to me it sums up what this new app … Continue reading "Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs"

DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on April 13, 2017

In an e-mail message from the Azure Team, many of us got a notice that the 64-bit Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) tool and the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool are both deprecated and will reach end of support on April 13, 2017. As the Azure team described it: These older tools have been … Continue reading "DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on April 13, 2017"