On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for January 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024"

Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 add support for OATH codes

On January 19th, 2024, Microsoft released versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 of its MFA Server product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios.   Versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12 MFA Server v8.1.11.1 is intended for  use on: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2016 … Continue reading "Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 add support for OATH codes"

Five Truths in Veeam's 2024 Data Protection Trends Report

Veeam launched its 2024 Data Protection Trends report on January 17th. For this report, Veeam had a third party interview 1200 IT leaders and implementers accross 10 countries throughout EMA, APJ and the Americas in 2024 – each leading the data protection strategies for their enterprise organization. The data was then compared to the data … Continue reading "Five Truths in Veeam's 2024 Data Protection Trends Report"

I'm speaking at the inaugural Dutch Microsoft Entra Community Meetup

It's not often that a new community comes to life. Microsoft's rename of Azure AD to Entra, however, has sparked the birth of the Dutch Microsoft Entra Community, run by fellow MVPs Pim Jacobs and Jan Bakker and Microsoft senior product manager Stefan van der Wiele.   About the Dutch Microsoft Entra Community The Dutch … Continue reading "I'm speaking at the inaugural Dutch Microsoft Entra Community Meetup"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in December 2023

Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory, AD FS, and Certification Authority … Continue reading "What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in December 2023"

What's New in Entra ID (Azure Active Directory) for December 2023

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD 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 Entra ID and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for December 2023:   … Continue reading "What's New in Entra ID (Azure Active Directory) for December 2023"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2023

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for December 2023:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2023"

Entra Connect Sync v2.3.2.0 includes Functional and Other changes

Entra Connect Sync v2.3.2.0 includes functional and other changes.   What’s New Entra Connect Sync v2.3.2.0 offers functional and other changes.   Accessibility improvements Application scaling with Windows Accessibility font size setting has been added. Now, when admins make text bigger in the Ease of Access settings, Entra Connect Sync's windows and pop-ups now automatically … Continue reading "Entra Connect Sync v2.3.2.0 includes Functional and Other changes"

Backing up and Restoring Entra ID objects and their attributes in 2023

In recent years, if you wanted to make backups of objects in Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) and be able to restore them reliably, there was only one vendor that met the bill. Now, at the end of 2023, I'm seeing other companies offering help with backing up and restoring objects in Microsoft Entra ID. … Continue reading "Backing up and Restoring Entra ID objects and their attributes in 2023"

What's New in Veeam Backup and Replication v12.1 for Identity Admins

The Veeam Data Platofrm 23H2 update was released on Tuesday December 5th, 2023. 11 products received updates, including Veeam Backup & Replication v12.1, Veeam ONE v12.1, Veeam Recovery Orchestrator 7, Veeam Agent for Windows 6.1, Veeam Agent for Linux v6.1, Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris v4.1, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX v4.1, Veeam Agent for … Continue reading "What's New in Veeam Backup and Replication v12.1 for Identity Admins"