The video of my talk at the European SharePoint Office 365 and Azure Conference is now available

The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference (ESPC) is Europe’s leading online community, providing educational resources and encouraging collaboration. Therefore, I was more than happy to announce that I was returning as a speaker for the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC) 2020. On October 15th, while my pre-recorded presentation was playing, … Continue reading "The video of my talk at the European SharePoint Office 365 and Azure Conference is now available"

I’m speaking at the 2020 NT Konferenca

The 2020 NT Konferenca, known as NT Remote 2020, the 25th edition of the NT Konferenca, kicks off in two weeks. I have been invited to deliver two sessions. About NT Konferenca NT Konferenca is the biggest Slovenian technological conference. Last year the event was visited by over two thousand attendees. NT Konferenca is not … Continue reading "I’m speaking at the 2020 NT Konferenca"

VMware updated the patch for CVE-2020-3992 to completely address the Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Critical, CVSSv3 9.8)

In October 2020, VMware published update VMSA-2020-0023 that claimed to fix the CVE-2020-3992 vulnerability in OpenSLP service in ESXi. OpenSLP is used for service location. This component has a use-after-free issue, that could allow a malicious person who has access to port 427 on an ESXi machine remote code execution. The vulnerability was rated with … Continue reading "VMware updated the patch for CVE-2020-3992 to completely address the Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Critical, CVSSv3 9.8)"

Some Microsoft 365 services are turning the page on Internet Explorer 11 this month

Microsoft has announced that its Microsoft 365 Services stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 on August 17th, 2021. However, this month, some Microsoft 365 services are already turning the page on Internet Explorer 11.   Services ending support this month The following Microsoft 365 services are ending support for Internet Explorer 11: My Apps, My Account, … Continue reading "Some Microsoft 365 services are turning the page on Internet Explorer 11 this month"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for October 2020

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 Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for September 2020: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4580346 October 13, 2020 The … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for October 2020"

Experiences with Being Published, Part 7: A book on shelves for the last 18 months

As a published technical writer, I’m sharing my experiences working with a publisher and its editors in this series of blogposts on Experiences with Being Published. The Active Directory Administration Cookbook was published on May 3rd, 2019. This means it hit the (virtual) shelves of your favorite local resellers eighteen months ago. In this period, … Continue reading "Experiences with Being Published, Part 7: A book on shelves for the last 18 months"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2020

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 October 2020: What’s Planned Azure AD On-Premises Hybrid Agents Impacted by … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2020"

The Trouble with abandoned WordPress Themes, Part 2: Comments no longer showing

As a blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs, I love the way my blog The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken looks. However, the theme I use is an abandoned theme and hasn't been updated in the last ten years. In my defense: It was current when I started blogging fourteen years ago… WordPress … Continue reading "The Trouble with abandoned WordPress Themes, Part 2: Comments no longer showing"

Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 and older versions are no longer supported

As announced as part of the Azure AD Connect Version Release History page and shared here earlier, yesterday marked the end of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 and older versions of Azure AD Connect. This way, Microsoft starts enforcing its 18-month support policy for Azure AD Connect versions. For Azure AD Connect admins, running an … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 and older versions are no longer supported"

Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 introduces five new Group Policy settings

On October 20th, 2020, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 to Visual Studio Subscribers and organizations with access to the Software Download Center and the Volume Licensing Service Center. This version is also known as Windows 10 ‘October 2020 Update’. This Windows version introduces five new Group Policy settings.   New Group Policy … Continue reading "Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 introduces five new Group Policy settings"