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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. […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for March 2018

Written on April 2, 2018 at 10:22 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 March 2018:   What’s New Twitter and GitHub identity providers in Azure AD B2C […]

I will be speaking at ExpertsLive NL 2018!

Written on March 30, 2018 at 9:47 PM, by

And some other news dropped in my mailbox this week: I will be speaking together with Jetze Mellema at ExpertsLive NL 2018 on 19th June! During that session we will talk about Exchange migrations; “Destination unknown, migrating mailboxes from somewhere to anywhere“. What will we be speaking about exactly? “Migrating mailboxes. Something every Exchange admin […]

I will be speaking at the European Collaboration Summit 2018

Written on March 30, 2018 at 3:03 PM, by

Some exciting news! I’ll be speaking at the European Collaboration Summit 2018 in Mainz, Germany on May 28-30. My session is “Securing Exchange Online” and during that hour I will go through the capabilities of Exchange Online (Office 365) to further secure your email data and mail flow based on up-to-date know-how. It’s a topic […]

Active Directory Domain Controllers may not be in-place upgraded to Windows Server Insider Preview 17623

Written on March 28, 2018 at 11:39 AM, by

Last week, Microsoft introduced Windows Server Insider Preview version 17623, providing admins a preview on its upcoming Windows Server 2019 Long-term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, scheduled for the second half of calendar year 2018. While Microsoft strongly urges to validate the in-place upgrade functionality of Windows Server 2019 from Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows […]

Windows Server 2016’s March 2018 Quality Update brings two Active Directory Domain Services fixes

Written on March 26, 2018 at 7:51 AM, by

Windows Server 2016’s March 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2155, offers two 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 1.1.750.0 is now available for download

Written on March 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM, by

While Microsoft was steadily rolling out Azure AD Connect throughout the first half of March to organizations with automatically upgrading Azure AD Connect installations, an issue was discovered. The issue was fixed in Azure AD Connect version 1.1.750.0 and put through the same rollout pace as version 1.1.749.0 to land at automatically upgrading organizations. As […]

Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings

Written on March 23, 2018 at 2:02 PM, by

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAPv3-based identity platforms to Azure Active Directory. During installation, Azure AD Connect offers a choice. This is the first choice and also the most fundamental choice for Azure AD […]

Pro Tip! Use the claim rules from ADFSHelp for your ‘Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust

Written on March 21, 2018 at 3:39 PM, by

Whenever I talk about the claim rules in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for the ‘Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust (RPT), between the on-premises AD FS implementation and Azure AD, I get the following question: How do we manually set up the advanced claim rules that Azure AD Connect configures automatically? Let’s […]

KnowledgeBase: You receive error 801c0003 when you try to Azure AD Join a device during the Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE)

Written on March 20, 2018 at 9:28 PM, by

Sometimes, error codes for Microsoft products and technologies are really straightforward. Especially in situations where you have limited to no troubleshooting options, like the Windows Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE), this might prove difficult to solve. Today, let’s look at one of the most common errors you might encounter when you try to Azure AD Join a […]