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Is the Authenticator App required for free Azure MFA?

Written on January 8, 2020 at 12:23 PM, by

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced free Azure Multi-factor Authentication for all through the new Security Defaults feature for Azure Active Directory: Enable multi-factor authentication for free. Now, the official documentation shares more information on this feature and it implies that Azure Multi-factor Authentication (Azure MFA) is only free when it is enabled through the […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in December 2019

Written on January 7, 2020 at 12:09 PM, by

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 December 2019:   What’s New Integrate SAP SuccessFactors provisioning into Azure […]

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for December 2019

Written on January 3, 2020 at 9:48 PM, by

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for December 2019: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4530689 December 10, 2019 The December […]

Analyze your Office 365 Backup requirements with ease

Written on January 2, 2020 at 10:20 PM, by

As organizations embrace the full suite of Office 365 and intend to extend their Veeam Availability Suite with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Officer 365, we often get the question on how to design the backup for Office 365 backup. When you use Veeam Backup for Office 365, it creates a local or cloud backup of […]

Goals for 2020

Written on January 1, 2020 at 11:04 AM, by

Welcome to a new decade! As the cold January days embrace me after the warm festivities of Christmas, I feel invigorated to look ahead and set goals for the year to come. Blogging I’ve been blogging here for the past 13 years: In May 2019, I set out to share more of my experiences. My […]

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2019

Written on December 31, 2019 at 10:17 PM, by

Goodbye 2019! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2019, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served seven million pages. To be exact: we saw 7,377,049 pageviews. From a visitor point of view, this results in the following diagram: New bloggers In […]

2019 in Review

Written on December 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM, by

It’s that time of the year again. While businesses are finishing off 2019 and people start to reminisce of all the good, the bad and the ugly. This year, I’ll join the people who look back at another trip around our sun on our beautiful planet Earth. Let’s look back! January 2019 The year usually […]

HOWTO: Change the Security Response Headers on AD FS

Written on December 19, 2019 at 4:05 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the security headers for AD FS implementations. Note: This […]

IPv6 is back!

Written on December 16, 2019 at 7:45 AM, by

For a significant amount of time, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs have operated without IPv6. We changed this important omission over the past weekend. 2010 – 2016 On November 24, 2010, we announced the availability of IPv6 for the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs. At the time, this required serious work from the IaaS engineers at […]

HOWTO: Enable Azure Multi-factor Authentication on AD FS

Written on December 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll add an additional layer of information security to authentications that are […]