Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of talking to the people at STEALTHbits. They offered great products that are of great use to Identity admins. Then, they got acquired by Netwrix – another vendor with great solutions, that I've often highlighted during webinars. Now, Netwrix is hosting their first in-person customer and partner event. … Continue reading "I'm speaking at Netwrix Connect 2024"
In recent years, if you wanted to make backups of objects in Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) and be able to restore them reliably, there was only one vendor that met the bill. Now, at the end of 2023, I'm seeing other companies offering help with backing up and restoring objects in Microsoft Entra ID. … Continue reading "Backing up and Restoring Entra ID objects and their attributes in 2023"
If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) and enterprise app security, you should take steps to change that. Application governance is complex, so its intricacies and importance tend to be overlooked when organizations first create a cloud security strategy. However, failing to properly secure and monitor Entra ID can result … Continue reading "How familiar are you with Entra ID App Registration and Enterprise App Security?"
Recently, I had some experiences with the Power Platform. As an identity guy, I was appalled at what I found as Microsoft’s identity and delegation model for these services. Let me tell you why. About the Power Platform Microsoft’s Power Platform consists of four distinct products and services: Power BI Through dashboards, Power BI … Continue reading "The FusterCluck that is Power Platform’s Identity and Delegation model"
Lately, Microsoft is advocating moving away from the Hybrid Azure AD Join model to the Azure AD Join model, leaving the traditional domain-join model behind. Microsoft feels it’s time to leave ye ol’ Active Directory behind, but a lot of settings, preferences, files and folders are still part of this legacy. They are part of … Continue reading "ProTip! Use USMT GUI to migrate HAADJ to AADJ profiles"
Any messaging administrator will tell you that it’s hard to fight against spam. As we read about most cybersecurity incidents starting with (spear)phishing attacks, it also becomes increasingly clear messaging administrators in small and medium-sized business need to work harder or smarter to protect their colleagues. Messaging in the modern age Many organizations started their … Continue reading "Hornetsecurity’s 365 Threat Monitor: Get rid of unwanted and potentially dangerous messages"
As announced as part of the Azure AD Connect Version Release History page and shared here earlier, yesterday marked the end of Azure AD Connect version 188.8.131.52 and older versions of Azure AD Connect. This way, Microsoft starts enforcing its 18-month support policy for Azure AD Connect versions. For Azure AD Connect admins, running an … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 184.108.40.206 and older versions are no longer supported"
Azure AD Connect version 220.127.116.11 introduced a new feature: mS-DS-ConsistencyGUID as the source anchor for groups. Now, as organizations are upgrading to the new version, some overlooked scenarios rear their heads. Azure AD Connect version 18.104.22.168 is here to fix an issue when you’ve cloned a synchronization rule. What’s Fixed Version 22.214.171.124 addresses an … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect fixes an issue when you’ve cloned the ‘In from AD–Group Join’ sync rule before Azure AD Connect v126.96.36.199"
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 fourth version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v188.8.131.52. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 184.108.40.206 offers some bug fixes"
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 third version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v220.127.116.11. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v18.104.22.168 fixes Azure AD Join challenges"