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An entirely new Management Pack for Active Directory on Windows Server 2016 is now available

Written on December 23, 2016 at 12:29 PM, by

When organizations embrace new versions of software in a structured way, they end up with checklists, much like the ones I wrote for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Migrating end-user device Operating Systems (OSs), however, is different to embracing a new version of the Windows Server Operating System (OS). From an information security point of […]

Pictures of the WMUG Christmas Event

Written on December 18, 2016 at 12:10 PM, by

Last Tuesday, Raymond and I presented at the Christmas Event for the Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG). After my day job , I drove to Almkerk. Luckily, my satnav knew exactly where to direct me to get to the Hollywoud Cinema there, because it is just slightly out of the middle of nowhere… Of […]

Raymond and I are redelivering our sessions at OGD’s internal Experts Live redelivery event

Written on December 16, 2016 at 2:59 PM, by

After Experts Live 2016, a couple of persons asked for our slides. One of these persons is a former colleague, still working at one of my former employers. Of course, I could just hand over the slides and made him share the knowledge and experience therein with his colleagues, but instead I half-jokingly offered to […]

Azure AD Connect 1.1.371.0 offers Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-On preview capabilities

Written on December 7, 2016 at 10:38 AM, by

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.370.0, featuring two new Hybrid Identity features. This morning, Microsoft released an even newer version of Azure AD Connect with version number 1.1.371.0, fixing an issue that customers experienced when upgrading to 1.1.370.0. Let’s look at the new features in these two versions […]

Pictures of Experts Live 2016

Written on December 3, 2016 at 3:47 PM, by

Last week, I delivered two sessions together with Raymond Comvalius at Experts Live 2016 at Cinemec in Ede, the Netherlands. In the morning, we delivered a session on Azure AD Join and Domain Join ++, where we tried to answer the questions that everyone looking at the solution and experiencing it, would be afraid to […]

Pictures of Advanced Technology Days 12

Written on December 1, 2016 at 3:23 PM, by

Half November, I visited Zagreb for Microsoft Croatia’s Advanced Technology Days (ATD) 12 event to present a a 30-minute level 300 session on the security implications of virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers on Hyper-V, Azure Stack and Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service.   After a days work, I drove to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where I had a scheduled […]

I’m co-presenting at the Dutch Windows Management User Group Christmas Event

Written on November 29, 2016 at 7:58 PM, by

The Dutch IT Pro Community is a vibrant community with many communities, focusing on specific aspects, and thus catering to different groups of the Dutch IT Pro population. One of the more active user groups is the Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG). This week, they invited me to speak at their Christmas event on […]

Join Veeam for VeeamON Tour Virtual

Written on November 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM, by

Tomorrow, Veeam organizes a virtual event, targeted at the European continent, where they’ll share their view on availability beyond backup and restore and beyond the confines of your datacenter or the usual Operating System. I’ve attended the VeeamON Tour event in London in June this year, and I recommend this event, because it allows you […]

I’ll be co-presenting two sessions at Experts Live 2016

Written on November 20, 2016 at 6:35 PM, by

As I’ve presented at Experts Live for a couple of years in a row, it should not come as a surprise that I’ve been picked as a speaker for Experts Live 2016. To keep the tradition alive, I’ve opted for co-presenting again, two sessions with Raymond Comvalius..   About Experts Live Experts Live is an […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.343.0 with support for Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016

Written on November 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM, by

Yesterday, while I was chatting with a company in the North of Netherlands on Azure, Microsoft released version 1.1.343.0 of Azure AD Connect, for all your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services and LDAP v3 to Azure Active Directory, and thus Office 365, synchronization needs. Version 1.1.343.0 of Azure AD Connect, dubbed the November 2016 release, […]