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Best Practices for Pulling Identities Together with Redmond Magazine

Written on May 7, 2018 at 8:41 AM, by

On Wednesday May 2nd, I featured in a webcast from the editors of Redmond Magazine. This webcast, sponsored by Okta, is now available on demand. Best Practices for Pulling Identities Together: What Enterprises Are Doing Now to Stay Secure In this editorial webcast, Lafe Low from Redmond Magazine, Daniel Lu from Okta and I walk […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for April 2018

Written on April 30, 2018 at 9:53 AM, 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 functionality for Azure Active Directory for April 2018: What’s New New federated apps available in Azure AD App gallery Service […]

I’m speaking at the 2018 Heliview IAM Congress

Written on April 24, 2018 at 4:27 PM, by

On May 17, 2017, Heliview Congresses and Training organizes an Identity and Access Management Congress. I’m delivering a 25-minute session on the password-less future, using Microsoft technologies.   About Heliview Congresses and Training Heliview Congresses and Training Dutch offers managers and senior specialists a stage to share and consume knowledge in their field of expertise. […]

Pictures of Meetup 47

Written on April 20, 2018 at 3:37 PM, by

Yesterday, I presented on devices in the context of Azure Active Directory for the Dutch Azure User Group ( at Centric’s headquarters in Gouda, the Netherlands. After working hours, we gathered at the dinner buffet, consisting of Chinese food from Restaurant Hong Kong. Straight after I arrived, I hooked up my device and showed the […]

Windows Server 2016’s April 2018 Quality Update brings three Active Directory Domain Services fixes

Written on April 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM, by

Windows Server 2016’s April 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2214, offers three fixes for issues you might be experiencing on Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.751.0 was released as a hotfix last week

Written on April 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM, by

Last week, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.751.0. 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 to Azure Active Directory is a HotFix release. This means it is not offered to organization running Azure AD Connect using the […]

An update to our privacy posture

Written on April 13, 2018 at 10:01 PM, by

Over five years ago, we defined our privacy posture on this blog. Today, as many organizations are (finally) getting ready for the European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy is a hot topic. Today, I want to dive a bit deeper on what GDPR means to us at the and Weblogs ( […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server is here

Written on April 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM, by

When looking back, I realized we’ve been working with Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server version for a year. This week, Microsoft released a new version of it’s on-premises authentication security product: version   What’s New Registration experience improvements on mobile Using MFA Server’s mobile portal, end-users may register the authenticator app […]

I’m speaking at 47

Written on April 11, 2018 at 9:11 AM, by

On Thursday evening April 19, 2018 I’ll deliver a 55-minute presentation for the Dutch Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG) on Azure Active Directory device management. About The Dutch Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG) was founded in 2010 by a group of enthusiasts to inform and inspire developers, architects and consultants for Microsoft’s cloud application […]

Pictures of the 2018 Amsterdam Microsoft Tech Summit last week

Written on April 3, 2018 at 10:56 AM, by

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Microsoft organized a Tech Summit event in the Amsterdam RAI. I was invited as a booth expert and a speaker. As one of the last Tech Summit events in a long row of events, my experience with the organization for the Tech Summit was top notch. It started on Tuesday already. […]