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Pictures of the iSense Hybrid Identity night

Written on January 24, 2017 at 1:45 PM, by

Last Thursday evening, I delivered two one-hour presentations for the Hybrid Identity evening, hosted by iSense. After my Thursday day-to-day activities in The Hague, I drove to Gouda. Pretty fast, the satnav pointed me to smaller roads to avoid heavy traffic on the A12 highway, making me arrive on time (meaning an hour early). I […]

Forcing the use of a specific Azure Multi-Factor Authentication method for a Relying Party Trust in AD FS

Written on January 16, 2017 at 1:12 PM, by

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in combination with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server work together when you install and configure the Azure MFA Adapter for AD FS. Now, per Relying Party Trust (RPT) in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), you might want to force the use of a specific Azure Multi-Factor Authentication method. […]

Prompting colleagues for their Multi-Factor Authentication method in AD FS

Written on January 16, 2017 at 12:23 PM, by

Since version 7 of the on-premises Azure MFA Server, a new setting is available that might make sense in your Hybrid Identity environment when using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), called Prompt for user’s method. According to the Azure MFA Server Release Notes, this feature is available since version In the release […]

Pictures of our Hybrid Identity session at Graafschap College

Written on January 16, 2017 at 5:52 AM, by

As I mentioned last week, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College in Doetinchem last Friday. Our challenge was to inspire 50 High School students in their final year for their future as systems administrators. For me, last Friday was a day I could sleep late. While normally […]

Only Three Months of Support remain for DirSync and Azure AD Sync

Written on January 12, 2017 at 7:45 AM, by

As I wrote earlier, Microsoft ends support for implementations using the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool and implementations of DirSync per April 13, 2017. As I write this, there is a mere three months left to take care of your migration to a recent version of Azure AD Connect and the implementation of lifecycle management […]

I’m presenting an Hybrid Identity Evening at iSense ICT Professionals

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:48 PM, by

Next week, on Thursday January 19, 2017, I’m delivering an entire evening dedicated to Active Directory and Hybrid Identity at iSense ICT Professionals’ Gouda Headquarters.    About iSense ICT Professionals iSense ICT Professionals is a Dutch ICT company, specialized in staffing ICT Professionals. Their main focus is on systems management, database administration, business analysis and […]

From the field: Colleagues in specific group encounter error “AADSTS50107 Requested federation realm object does not exist.”

Written on January 9, 2017 at 7:15 PM, by

Sometimes, you hit error messages that are just too vague to troubleshoot. I like these kinds of situations. This particular one is especially fun, because it requires some intermediate knowledge of Active Directory Federation Services in Hybrid Identity environments. My favorite subject.   The situation Single Sign-On (SSO) for organizations comes in many shapes and […]

Version 1.1.380.0 of Azure AD Connect fixes a bug in multi-domain scenarios

Written on January 4, 2017 at 7:05 PM, by

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.380.0, that contains a bug fix that is especially applicable to organizations using Azure AD Connect in a networking environment consisting of multiple Active Directory domains and/or Active Directory Forests.   What’s New In this build of Azure AD Connect, an issue […]

Raymond and I are inspiring a new batch of High School students again this year

Written on January 4, 2017 at 5:43 PM, by

Just like the previous three years, Raymond and I have scheduled another ‘Inspire Me’ meeting with High School students of the Graafschap College in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. On Friday January 13th, we’re presenting two 1-hour presentation as part of the last year of studies for High School students aspiring to become Systems Administrators.    About […]

On Cloud Nine: 2017 Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Mobility, Identity and Access

Written on January 1, 2017 at 7:58 PM, by

On Cloud Nine In a state of blissful happiness I was thrilled to receive a message from the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award team, this afternoon, telling me I received my ninth Microsoft MVP Award in a row. Stating I’m on Cloud Nine says it all: With everything that has happened in 2016, I’m […]