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Azure AD Connect versions 1.1.484.0 and 1.1.486.0 offer great enhancements

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM, by

Last Friday, Microsoft has released version 1.1.486.0 of its free Hybrid Identity bridge software product: Azure AD Connect. Together with the changes of the short-lived 1.1.484.0 version of this tool, many admins should get big smiles on their faces from the many enhancements made   What’s New Azure AD Connect sync Azure AD Connect Sync […]

Pictures of Lowlands Unite! Netherlands Edition

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM, by

Last week, I presented at Lowlands Unite!, the joint event by the Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG) and the System Center User Group (SCUG) Belgium. We arrived early to pick up our badges, set up our sponsor booth and shake hands with a lot of people. Then, we saw Daniel van Soest arrive. Just […]

I’m speaking at Microsoft Network 7

Written on April 18, 2017 at 6:09 AM, by

Last year, I spoke at Microsoft NetWork 6 in Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This year, the organization has invited me back to present another session:   About Microsoft Network Micosoft’s NetWork conference is a yearly event in the city of Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It offers a range of great speakers like Adis Jugo, […]

Creating an Activity alert in Office 365

Written on April 10, 2017 at 3:56 PM, by

Within Office 365 you can use Audit Logging to monitor specific actions admins and users take. It’s comparable with Auditing within Exchange, but for most of all actions available in your Office 365 tenant. However, you need to do a search to find those actions perhaps long after the fact. That might be adequate for […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with lots of improvements

Written on April 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM, by

After January’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version release, over the weekend, Microsoft released version of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with a lot of performance improvements and other fixes.  While the changes mentioned in the change log aren’t world shocking, this release should alleviate much of the problems you might have with […]

Whitepaper: What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services since Windows Server 2008 R2

Written on April 8, 2017 at 7:25 AM, by

The last couple of months, I have actively worked together with Veeam to profile their excellent Veeam Explorer for Active Directory and to help people get more out of their current investments in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services. One of the projects we’ve worked on is a whitepaper that details what’s new in Active Directory […]

I’m speaking at Lowlands Unite! Netherlands Edition

Written on April 5, 2017 at 8:21 AM, by

Next week, on Tuesday April 11, 2017, I’ll be delivering a 60-minute session on the Ten most common mistakes when deploying Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Hybrid Identity and how to avoid them at Lowlands Unite! Netherlands Edition.   About Lowlands Unite! Lowlands Unite! is the joint event by the Dutch Windows Management […]

Can I place my Exchange hybrid management server in Azure and use Azure Domain Services?

Written on March 31, 2017 at 3:18 PM, by

As some might know (although I and others have to repeat this regularly…), if you enable directory synchronization from your on-premises Active Directory (AD) and you migrate all you Exchange mailboxes to Exchange Online you still require an Exchange server to manage mail(box) objects. It is the only supported solution, even though some use third […]

Practical PowerShell Exchange Server 2016 aka Writing a book

Written on March 29, 2017 at 9:03 AM, by

Some of you may have wondered why I was somewhat quiet. The reason was that during the last year (and a half?) I was writing a book with MVP Damian Scoles. That book is now available as an PDF and Apple iBook! The physical paperback is now also available in our shop and includes a […]

Pictures of the Amsterdam Microsoft Tech Summit

Written on March 25, 2017 at 11:00 PM, by

The past two days, the Amsterdam RAI was the venue for Microsoft’s 2016-2017 Tech Summit. I attended this event as an expert, just like many of the other Dutch Microsoft MVPs who also received an invitation to staff. On Thursday May 23, I headed for the Amsterdam RAI. Expecting little, I was surprised to see […]