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I’m presenting an Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix

Written on August 24, 2018 at 10:59 PM, by

I know from my own experience – the importance of Active Directory and its security can never be overestimated. So, I’ve teamed up with Netwrix to bring you an easy yet extensive update for your knowledge of Active Directory management and security principles. Therefore, this September, I’m hosting three consecutive webinars on Active Directory Domain […]

Raymond and I are inspiring our fifth batch of High School students this year

Written on August 17, 2018 at 8:32 AM, by

One of the most rewarding  community activities is to teach young people about technology. Just like the previous four years, Raymond and I have scheduled another ‘Inspire Me’ meeting with High School students of the Graafschap College in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. On Wednesday August 29th, straight from VMware VMworld, (Raymond is picking me up at […]

A Vulnerability in AD FS allows for bypassing the MFA Security Feature (CVE-2018-8340, Important)

Written on August 16, 2018 at 12:34 PM, by

Last Tuesday, during Microsoft’s August 2018 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an important security update for all supported Operating Systems to address a security feature bypass vulnerability that exists when Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) improperly handles multi-factor authentication requests.   About the vulnerability Malicious actors often compromise passwords to initiate and expand security breaches. […]

Pictures of TechMentor Redmond 2018

Written on August 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM, by

Last week, I travelled to Microsoft Campus in Redmond to present at TechMentor. I was kindly invited by Sami Laiho and Dave Kawula, the two chairs of this event, for two identity-related sessions. On Wednesday August 8th, I stepped on a plane towards Seattle Tacoma Airport at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Delta gave me a good […]

I’m speaking at VMware VMworld US 2018

Written on August 9, 2018 at 2:54 PM, by

I’m proud to announce that I have been invited by VMware to present at VMworld US 2018 in Las Vegas, where we’ll celebrate VMware’s 20th birthday with 20,000+ attendees. I have been asked to host a workshop on virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services with Deji Akomolafe, and present a 60-minute break-out session with Matt Liebowitz. […]

Azure’s Access Control Service is retiring in three months time

Written on August 7, 2018 at 7:20 AM, by

  One of Azure’s oldest Identity-related services, Azure’s Access Control Service (ACS) will cease to exist soon. There are replacements. If your organization is still using ACS, you will need to migrate this functionality to Azure AD,  Azure AD B2C, AD FS and/or 3rd party solutions.   About the Access Control Service The Microsoft Azure […]

Veeam Backup for Office 365 version 2 expands on earlier Cloud Protections

Written on August 6, 2018 at 9:19 AM, by

Back in May 2017, we wrote about Veeam Backup for Office 365 as you organization’s contingency plan for Exchange Online. Last month, Veeam released version 2 of its Backup for Office 365 product with new features and scope for Office 365 contingency planning. Version 2 expands on the functionality of previous versions of Veeam Backup […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server was released

Written on August 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM, by

Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version   What’s New Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations The team fixed […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for July 2018

Written on July 31, 2018 at 3:48 PM, by

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 new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for July 2018:   What’s New Azure AD Activity Logs are now available […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0 is now available

Written on July 30, 2018 at 2:26 PM, by

Last Friday, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0. This release of Microsoft’s 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 SQL Deadlock Issue The Azure AD Connect team fixed a bug […]