The video of my presentation at IT Pro|Dev Connections is now available

IT Pro|Dev Connections is a conference organized by the largest Greek communities for everyone in the Computer and Information Technology industry. The content focuses on products, technologies and services that are "hot" or up and coming and provide valuable knowledge to the participants. On December 13th, 2020, I presented the following 50-minute session at the … Continue reading "The video of my presentation at IT Pro|Dev Connections is now available"

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2020

Goodbye 2020! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2020, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served just shy of 12 million pages. To be exact, we saw 11,728,906 pageviews this calendar year. Top blogs Traditionally, at the end of the year … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2020"

Exchange Online finally has plus addressing!

During the virtual Microsoft Ignite 2020, the Exchange Product Group announced the general availability of plus address support in Exchange Online. This has been a long request feature; I blogged about this in 2014 and Microsoft already announced it during Microsoft Ignite 2019. But now it's here! Considering enabling Plus Addressing And if your re-read … Continue reading "Exchange Online finally has plus addressing!"

Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Quality Update fixes the issue with Domain Controller Promotions for new domains

Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763.292 , offers a fix for the issue you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined … Continue reading "Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Quality Update fixes the issue with Domain Controller Promotions for new domains"

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2017

Goodbye 2017! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Although we missed the beat last year, this year we’re stronger than ever with our analysis.   Pageviews and visits Throughout 2017, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served four and a half million pages. To be … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2017"

Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert

The DirTeam.com and ActiveDir.org Weblogs have relied on certificates from StartSSL, ever since we introduced the option to visit our website using SSL and TLS. One of the main reasons for choosing StartSSL was that their certificates are available for free. However, recent events have led to a distrust in the certificates issued by StartSSL. … Continue reading "Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert"

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now run on Azure

Previously, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs were hosted on a webserver made available by OGD in its Delft-based datacenter. The server hosting WordPress was situated behind a firewall and backed up off-site on a daily basis. This was a really luxurious situation to be in, and I even presented on the situation at TheDatacenterGroup's partner event… and yet we … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now run on Azure"

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2015

Goodbye 2015! As we say goodbye to 2015, it is our custom to share the wonderful things the team behind the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs have achieved. As we changed our underlying platform in December 2014, this year was our first full year on the platform and its accompanying analytics features.   Pageviews and visits … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2015"

Surface Pro 3 Pen Button Windows 10 Bug

So I've got this lovely shiny Surface Pro 3. The Screen being al touchy, the OS being all Windows 10 Pro, and the pen button starting up the modern OneNote App. However, ,in windows 8.1 I had a choice between the modern App version and the Desktop version of OneNote. A quick review of the … Continue reading "Surface Pro 3 Pen Button Windows 10 Bug"

Which version of ADMT is most appropriate for your migration scenario?

Microsoft has released various versions of the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) in the last couple of years. With it, you can migrate user accounts and groups from one domain (the source domain) to an Active Directory target domain. However, when looking closer at the various versions of ADMT, you’ll notice that Microsoft has not … Continue reading "Which version of ADMT is most appropriate for your migration scenario?"