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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for December 2018

Written on December 27, 2018 at 12:57 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 new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for December 2018:    What’s New Administrators can require users to accept a […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.2.70.0 updates the non-standard connectors

Written on December 20, 2018 at 12:27 PM, by

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory. What’s Fixed There is only one fix in version 1.2.70.0. This build updates the non-standard connectors […]

Critical DNS Server Heap Overflow Vulnerability could allow Remote Code Execution (Critical, CVE-2018-8626)

Written on December 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM, by

This week, for its December 11th 2018 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a security update for supported versions of Windows Server acting as DNS Servers. As many Domain Controllers are installed and configured as such, this is a serious vulnerability. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how Windows DNS servers handle requests.          About the […]

Azure AD Connect v1.2.69.0 fixes an issue with Device Write-Back

Written on December 12, 2018 at 1:46 PM, by

Late last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory.      What’s Fixed There is only one fix in version 1.2.69.0. This hotfix build […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for November 2018

Written on December 11, 2018 at 7:29 AM, 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 new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for November 2018:      What’s New Azure AD Cloud Device Administrator role (Public […]

Windows Server 2016’s November 2018 Quality Update brings several Active Directory fixes

Written on December 6, 2018 at 11:33 AM, by

Windows Server 2016’s November 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2639, offers a fix for an issue with Group Policy and a fix for an issue you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016-based Domain Controllers.        About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows […]

Pictures of the 2018 European SharePoint, Azure and Office 365 Conference

Written on December 4, 2018 at 6:59 AM, by

Last week, I was scheduled for a 60-minute session on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the 2018 European SharePoint, Azure and Office 365 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the entire conference, but instead scheduled to fly in on Wednesday morning, attend the conference, attend the party and then […]

Azure AD Connect v1.2.68.0 fixes an issue with the MSOnline PowerShell Module

Written on December 3, 2018 at 7:15 AM, by

Late last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory.   What’s Fixed There is only one fix in version 1.2.68.0. This hotfix build […]

Pictures of Office 365 and SharePoint Connect 2018 in Haarlem last week

Written on November 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM, by

After last week’s Heliview People-centric IT event in Rotterdam, I drove to Haarlem for the next event on my list: NC Communications’ Office 365 and SharePoint Connect. Unfortunately, I was too late to pick up Mustafa Toroman and Sasa Kranjac from Amsterdam Airport, but we did arrive at the Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals at […]

Creating a clean MyApps and Office Portal Experience

Written on November 22, 2018 at 2:56 PM, by

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. […]