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Join us for VeeamON Virtual 2019

Written on October 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM, by

On November 20, 2019, Veeam organizes a virtual worldwide event, where they’ll share their views on availability beyond backup and restore and beyond the confines of your datacenter or the usual Operating Systems. I’ve attended the Veeam Vanguard Summit event in Prague earlier this month, and I recommend this event, because it allows you to […]

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando

Written on October 24, 2019 at 6:08 PM, by

Microsoft Ignite 2019 North America in Orlando is only two weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related sessions at Ignite 2019. […]

I’m presenting at the Dutch Windows Management User Group 2019-5 Meetup

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 AM, by

The Dutch Windows Management User Group (WMUG) is one of the more active IT Pro user groups in the Netherlands. I was honored when they invited me to speak at their next meetup on Wednesday November 13, 2019. Of course, I’d present at this meetup; their fifth meetup this year!       About the Dutch Windows […]

HOWTO: Properly set and manage Azure AD Connect’s Export Deletion Threshold

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:20 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we start looking at Azure AD Connect in-depth.   Why look at […]

Pictures of Office 365 and SharePoint Connect 2019 – Community Edition

Written on October 21, 2019 at 2:31 PM, by

After presenting at AppManagEvent 2019, I drove to Haarlem for the next event on my list: NC Communications’ Office 365 and SharePoint Connect. This was a bittersweet event, as Nigel and Irene announced this 10th edition of Office 365 and SharePoint Connect, would be the last time they organize it. I’ll miss hanging out with […]

From the Field: The case of the unreachable forest on a domain-joined Azure AD Connect installation

Written on October 18, 2019 at 9:30 PM, by

Troubleshooting stories from the field are the best. That’s why I like writing them down. Although, sometimes they might appear as straight cases of schadenfreude, I feel there are lessons to be learned for anyone, if you’re willing to look closely and listen carefully. Last week I experienced an issue with Azure AD Connect at […]

HOWTO: Add the required Hybrid Identity URLs to the Trusted Sites list of Internet Explorer and Edge

Written on October 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the required Hybrid Identity URLs that you want to […]

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for September 2019

Written on October 16, 2019 at 1:45 PM, by

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 updates and fixes we saw for September 2019:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4516044 September 10, 2019 The […]

HOWTO: Add the required Hybrid Identity URLs to the Local Intranet list of Internet Explorer and Edge

Written on October 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the required Hybrid Identity URLs that you want to […]

Pictures of the 2019 KNVI IT Infra Day of the Year

Written on October 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM, by

After many months of preparations, we ran the KNVI IT Infra Day of the Year last Thursday. Raymond, Erwin, Tom and I organized a day filled with a total of eleven sessions with topics for today’s IT Pros that want more out of life and their careers. Tom kicked off the day with a warm […]