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Pictures of the 2019 European SharePoint Conference

Written on December 10, 2019 at 2:19 PM, by

Last week, I delivered two sessions at the European SharePoint Conference in Prague. After a day of consulting on Tuesday December 3rd at one of my long-term customers, I traveled to Schiphol airport. My choice to not park at the airport anymore, led me to the parking lot near the train station in Nieuw Vennep. […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.4.38.0 offers some bug fixes

Written on December 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM, by

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the fourth version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.38.0. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

On-premises Identity updates & fixes for November 2019

Written on December 6, 2019 at 4:52 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 November 2019:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4525236 November 12, 2019 The […]

A new Identity and Security MVP! (Huy Kha)

Written on December 5, 2019 at 12:51 PM, by

On December 1st, 2019, Huy Kha was awarded with the 2020-2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Enterprise Mobility with a specialization in Identity and Securty. The team behind the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org weblogs would like to congratulate him with this achievement and welcome him to the select group of Enterprise Mobility MVPs. About […]

Video of my Azure AD Connect session at Dutch Windows Management User Group 2019-5 Meet-up is now available

Written on December 4, 2019 at 4:55 PM, by

On November 13, 2019, I presented a 30-minute session at 5th meeting of the Dutch Windows Management User Group for 2019 at the company I called ‘home’ for over 15 years: OGD in Delft. The video of my 30-minute talk on Azure AD Connect is now available for you to watch. 20 million organizations worldwide […]

Knowledgebase: When you enable DNS debug logging to removable media, the DNS Service no longer starts

Written on December 3, 2019 at 4:48 PM, by

Sometimes, Microsoft products have a way of their own. The Domain Naming System (DNS) service since Windows Server 2003, too, has a nice little quirk that I ran into the other day, that I’d like to share with you.   About DNS debug logging When you suspect problems with the Domain Naming System (DNS) Service, […]

What’s New in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 4

Written on December 2, 2019 at 7:06 AM, by

Since August 2016, this blog features news on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. We’ve been implementing this awesome Veeam product at customers ever since version 1.5 and validated the Office 365 contingency plan vision with Veeam repeatedly. This week marks the release of version 4 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, so let’s […]

HOWTO: Enable Extended Protection for Authentication on the AD FS Farm

Written on November 26, 2019 at 12:15 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 extended protection for authentication feature with AD FS. […]

Video of my Active Directory session at VMworld Europe is now available

Written on November 25, 2019 at 10:56 AM, by

On November 7, 2019, I presented a 60-minute session with Deji Akomolafe. The session was titled ‘Virtualize Active Directory the right way’. We presented the session in the context of VMware’s VMworld Europe 2019 event in Barcelona. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) allows organizations to deploy a scalable and secure directory service for managing users, […]

Asked questions at VeeamON Virtual 2019

Written on November 22, 2019 at 10:42 AM, by

Last week, I had the pleasure of being one of the experts in the VeeamON Virtual Expert Lounge for both the APAC and Americas events. I also attended the Europe event. In this blogpost, I’m sharing some of the questions we received and answered, so we can all benefit. Licensing The following questions were asked […]