Category Archives: Azure

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2020 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 19th 8AM Pacific Time and Thursday May 21st 8 AM Pacific Time. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a […]

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Happy 10th Birthday, Azure!

On February 1, 2010, Microsoft made its Windows Azure service Generally Available. This means, Microsoft Azure is celebrating its 10th birthday today! Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. May today and all of your days be amazing! […]

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Security Thoughts: Veeam Backup & Replication leaks Azure Password in log

In Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 versions prior to Update 4, the password for the Microsoft Azure account used by the Direct Restore to Azure functionality can be found in the log in plain text. Veeam Backup and Replication is used by a lot of organizations worldwide to create and restore backups of systems, applications […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.1.1 was released

Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 8.0.0.3. Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version 8.0.1.1 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 8.0.0.3.   What’s New Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations The team fixed […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.0.3 is here

When looking back, I realized we’ve been working with Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server version  7.3.0.3 for a year. This week, Microsoft released a new version of it’s on-premises authentication security product: version 8.0.0.3.   What’s New Registration experience improvements on mobile Using MFA Server’s mobile portal, end-users may register the authenticator app […]

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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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