Identity-related features in Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043

On May 18, 2021, Microsoft released Windows 10 version 21H1. Windows 10, version 21H1 is available to people with devices running Windows 10, versions 2004 and higher who manually Check for updates via Windows Update. It is also available as a 5.3 GB *.iso file to MSDN subscribers. In previous years, the *04 releases (now … Continue reading "Identity-related features in Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2021 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 25th 5 PM CEST and Thursday May 27th 5 PM CEST. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a successor … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2021"

KnowledgeBase: You receive a ‘The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden. Access denied’ error when performing backups or restores with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

For years, we’ve been advising organizations using Microsoft 365 services (formerly known as Office 365 services) like Exchange Online to create backups of their data stored in these services and/or to define their exit scenario. Now, organizations using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to this purpose are seeing errors with this product… The situation … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You receive a ‘The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden. Access denied’ error when performing backups or restores with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365"

Identity-related sessions at Techorama Belgium 2021 Spring Edition

Techorama Belgium is a yearly international technology conference. Techorama’s commitment is to create a unique conference experience with quality content and the best speaker line-up. Techorama Belgium’s 2021 Spring Edition event is held online from May 17, 2021 to May 19, 2021. Tickets are available, starting at EUR 199, excluding fees and VAT. During Techorama … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Techorama Belgium 2021 Spring Edition"

Wormable critical vulnerability in http.sys could lead to Remote Code Execution on AD FS Servers running SAC versions of Windows Server (CVE-2021-31166, CVSSv3 9.8/8.5)

This week, on its Patch Tuesday for May 2021, Microsoft released a patch that addresses a highly critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-31166) in http.sys. About http.sys Http.sys is a web server for ASP.NET Core that only runs on Windows. HTTP.sys is an alternative to Kestrel server and offers some features that Kestrel doesn't provide. Http.sys can run … Continue reading "Wormable critical vulnerability in http.sys could lead to Remote Code Execution on AD FS Servers running SAC versions of Windows Server (CVE-2021-31166, CVSSv3 9.8/8.5)"

KnowledgeBase: You experience ‘You can't access this shared folder because your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access’ errors after applying the May 2021 Cumulative Update

Troubleshooting IT problems is hard. Troubleshooting problems that arise on end-user devices around the  same time as these devices automatically update should be simpler, but can be just as hard. Today, let’s talk about some behavior we’re seeing at some organizations surrounding the May 2021 Cumulative Update for Windows 10. The situation Within the organization, … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You experience ‘You can't access this shared folder because your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access’ errors after applying the May 2021 Cumulative Update"

The May Cumulative update fixes several Azure AD Join issues on Windows 10

Just like every month, Microsoft released cumulative quality updates to its supported Operating Systems in June 2021. This month’s updates, however, show a particular focus on several fixes for Azure AD-joined and Hybrid Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices running Windows 10 version 1809 and beyond. Let’s take a look: Note: Windows 10 version 1809 has … Continue reading "The May Cumulative update fixes several Azure AD Join issues on Windows 10"

Keeping up to date as an organization: Track Microsoft 365 Message Center messages in Planner

One of the questions I ask every new colleague is how they are keeping up with the new and changed features in Azure and Microsoft 365. For individuals, it’s hard to keep up, but in many organizations, the IT department is having an even harder time doing so. This might have multiple reasons: They’re overwhelmed … Continue reading "Keeping up to date as an organization: Track Microsoft 365 Message Center messages in Planner"

Default checks to perform when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 5: Groups with non-linked-value replication-enabled members

Microsoft has introduced an impressive array of technologies and an awesome vision on Hybrid Identity. Their vision entails seamless access to corporate resources, services and applications for people, no matter where these resources, services and apps are located (either on-premises or in the cloud) while in the mean time allowing for strong authentication and granular … Continue reading "Default checks to perform when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 5: Groups with non-linked-value replication-enabled members"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for April 2021

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 April 2021: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update for Windows Server 2016: KB5001347 April 13, 2021 The … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for April 2021"