Category Archives: Azure

Configuring Geo-Redundancy for AD FS on-premises with Azure Traffic Manager

Last week, I showed you how to perform a simple Hybrid Identity implementation with AD FS on-premises. While this scenario is easy and fast to deploy, it also has a couple of downsides. One of them is the risk of ‘AD FS Unavailability’ and the inability to authenticate to cloud resources when the on-premises environment […]

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Connecting to Azure MFA Server’s Web Service SDK using certificate authentication

Recently, I’ve been involved in some larger Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server projects as a senior engineer with a couple of demanding customers. It’s been a lot of fun and quite the roller coaster ride. In my opinion, an increasing number of organizations are looking to implement multi-factor authentication. They may be required to by […]

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Ten Things you need to know about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server is Microsofts product to add the magic of multi-factor authentication to your organizations on-premises enterprise infrastructure. I’ve been designing, implementing, updating and managing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication for several organizations. It has become one of my favorite tools in my toolbox, but there are a couple of things that I think you […]

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I’m presenting at the Dutch Windows Management User Group 2017-4 Meetup

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 September 13, 2017. Of course, I’d present at this meetup; their fourth meetup this year!   About the Dutch Windows Management […]

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The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free is amazing. Let me tell you why.

Veeam released its free Agent for Microsoft Windows (version 2.0.0.700). I’ve been using the Beta of the  agent for a couple of months and the more I used it and the more I read on why Veeam introduced this tool, and how it fits into Veeam’s current technology and strategy, the more I want to […]

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KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App on Android 5.x you receive “Your device does not trust the activation URL”

The mobile world is still a fragmented world, where various versions of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android compete for usage share. With people still getting accustomed to today’s throw-away society and handset manufacturers and vendors tailoring to their needs, there’s people using three years old Operating Systems on mobile phones they just purchased.   The […]

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KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App you receive “The remote server returned an error: NotFound”

I’ve written about the Multi-Factor Authentication server quite extensively. I’ve been pretty content with text messages for authentication, but since DRAFT NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Out-of-Band (OOB) using the PSTN (SMS or voice) is deprecated (ref 5.1.3.2) I’ve been taking a closer look at the Microsoft Authenticator app.   The situation Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication […]

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I’m speaking at Techorama Belgium 2017

A while back, I heard from the Techorama Belgium organization that they merged their Microsoft developer-focused event with ITPROceed to create one big Belgium Microsoft Community event: Techorama I was invited to share any presentations I deemed fit for such a conference and the organization actually picked one…   About Techorama Techorama is a yearly […]

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Delivering the honest truth on Azure, this Wednesday with colleague Marc Westerink

It’s no secret that we talk to a lot of organizations about Microsoft Azure. Most of the time, our focus is on Azure Active Directory, Hybrid Identity. We enjoy interacting with organizations on Microsofts holistic approach to Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) and the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE), but also on Digital Transformation and Modern […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 7.3.0.3 with lots of improvements

After January’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.2.0.1 release, over the weekend, Microsoft released version 7.3.0.0 of its on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server with a lot of performance improvements and other fixes.  While the changes mentioned in the change log aren’t world shocking, this release should alleviate much of the problems you might have with […]

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