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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 […]

Windows Server 2016’s July 2018 Quality Update brings four Active Directory Federation Services fixes

Written on July 27, 2018 at 2:19 PM, by

Windows Server 2016’s July 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2395, offers four fixes for issues you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers and Web Application Proxies.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server […]

Exchange Server 2019 Preview is available!

Written on July 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM, by

Today the Microsoft Exchange Product Group announced the release of the Exchange Server 2019 public preview! They also lifted the veil on some of the new features/capabilities etc. of this new major build of Exchange Server. Where can I download the Preview bits? Click here to download Exchange Server 2019 Preview. Warning: These are Preview […]

I’m doing a webcast with Redmond Magazine on typical Disaster Recovery gaps in Hybrid Active Directory environments

Written on July 24, 2018 at 10:09 AM, by

  A while back, I was invited by Redmond Magazine to work with them on a webcast. As I feel Redmond Magazine is still one of the leading publications for Microsoft-oriented IT Pros, I agreed wholeheartedly. August 1st 2018 marks the calendar for our first mutual experience!   About Redmond Magazine Redmond Magazine is the […]

I’m speaking at TechMentor Redmond 2018

Written on July 19, 2018 at 8:36 AM, by

Presenting at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond has been an item on my bucket list, for a while. In three weeks time, I’m getting the opportunity to do just that, at TechMentor Redmond 2018!     About TechMentor Events TechMentor offers quality education and exposure to what’s now, new and next in the IT world. Since […]

Veeam Availability Suite adds support for the latest technology

Written on July 6, 2018 at 9:09 AM, by

This week, we’ve seen the availability of Veeam Availability Suite Update 3a. This update addresses several minor issues. However, it also add support for the latest and greatest that Veeam Vanguards and Veeam admins work with.   Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 3a Veeam B&R is the cornerstone of Veeam’s Availability Suite. This Monday, […]

X marks the spot! My 10th Microsoft MVP Award

Written on July 1, 2018 at 11:27 PM, by

Today, I received a localized e-mail from the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award team: In Dutch, it reads: Beste Sander Berkouwer, Nogmaals presenteren we u met genoegen de 2018-2019 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award als erkenning van uw buitengewone leiderschap in technische community’s. We waarderen uw uitmuntende bijdragen in de volgende technische community’s […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for June 2018

Written on June 30, 2018 at 8:12 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 functionality for Azure Active Directory for June 2018:   What’s Planned Security fix to the delegated authorization flow for apps […]

Configuring Account Lockout throughout a Hybrid Identity Environment

Written on June 29, 2018 at 9:10 AM, by

Denial of Service attacks on identity and access systems are common place. When you think you’re done when you’ve covered all the bases with account lock-out in your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment, you’re wrong. Hybrid Identity requires more effort and Microsoft only made the tools you need generally available this month. […]