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We’re organizing the Event of the Year with the KNVI SIG IT Infra

Written on September 20, 2018 at 4:20 PM, by

Raymond, Erwin, Martijn, Tom and I have been plotting for quite some time to organize a yearly Dutch event. We want to share the latest in our industry, without the marketing talk and without the corporate bullshit other events bring. In my utterly biased opinion1, there’s only one organization in the Netherlands, that can pull […]

The video for ‘Virtualizing Active Directory the Right Way’ from VMware’s VMworld 2018 US event is now available

Written on September 12, 2018 at 10:33 AM, by

In August, Matt Liebowitz and I presented a 60-minute breakout session during VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our presentation and demos were recorded. Both the stage, the slides and the screen of the demo machine were captured by the VMworld organization. If you were unable […]

Azure AD Connect v1.1.882.0 fixes an issue with its ADSync Database in SQL Always On Availability Groups

Written on September 11, 2018 at 4:20 PM, by

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 1.1.882.0. In version 1.1.880.0 and before, […]

Assessing the impact that the new Baseline Policy for Admins in Azure AD might have

Written on September 10, 2018 at 1:17 PM, by

Microsoft is working hard to further harden Azure Active Directory tenants, so the roughly 13 million organization depending on it, don’t get disappointed by Azure AD-based security breaches and don’t have to worry about attacks on their infrastructure. One of the newest technologies Microsoft is developing is Baseline Policies. Using baseline policies, fields of attention […]

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando

Written on September 7, 2018 at 10:18 AM, by

Microsoft Ignite 2018 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related sessions at Ignite […]

I’m a Microsoft Ignite 2018 Featured Speaker

Written on September 6, 2018 at 1:56 PM, by

After delivering sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando and at the Amsterdam Tech Summit, I was invited as a featured speaker for Microsoft Ignite 2018. It’s an honor to have my face and profile featuring on the Microsoft Ignite 2018 website and to return to Orlando for another round of awesome theater sessions!    […]

Pictures of our Security session at Graafschap College

Written on September 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM, by

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College last week. Our challenge was to inspire their High School students in their 3rd year for their future as systems administrators with information security. For me, this presentation followed on a flight from […]

Pictures of VMware VMworld US 2018

Written on September 4, 2018 at 6:02 PM, by

Last week, I delivered three sessions at VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event in Las Vegas. As I was scheduled to present a full-day workshop on Sunday August 26th, I decided to fly in on Friday, so I’d have the entire Saturday to cope with the jetlag that accompanies crossing 9 time zones. My inbound flight […]

Do you know all the objects, attributes and configured settings in your Azure Active Directory Tenant?

Written on September 3, 2018 at 9:47 AM, by

The role of Azure Active Directory in an Hybrid Identity environment seems hard to understand. Azure AD is not a 100% slave to Active Directory. There are objects and attributes in Azure AD that have no relationship with on-premises objects or attributes in Active Directory Domain Services. We’ve come across many admins in organizations, who […]

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

Written on September 1, 2018 at 11:29 PM, by

Windows Server 2016’s July 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2457, offers a total of four fixes for issues you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016-based Domain Controllers and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers.    About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for […]