Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Azure AD Connect version 1.3.21.0 fixes an elevation of privilege vulnerability (CVE-2019-1000)

Hot on the heels of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0, Microsoft released version 1.3.21.0 earlier this week to address an elevation of privilege vulnerability. 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 LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure […]

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Get your copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook today

The new Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available. [Packt] [Amazon] [Tomlinsons] [Fnac] [Lehmanns] [ManagementBoek] For the last seven months, I worked with Packt Publishing to write the fourteen chapters in this 620-page book, containing all the essential howtos  and their gotchas for managing both on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD. It has been an […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for April 2019

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 planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for April 2019:               What’s New Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) entitlement […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.3.20.0 offers the next level of identity synchronization

Last week, Microsoft released the long impending release of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 on the Azure AD Connect Version Release History page. 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 LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for March 2019

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 planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for March 2019:          What’s Planned Updates to condition evaluation by Exchange […]

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Veeam Backup for Office 365 now offers support for the Baseline Policy ‘Require MFA for Admins’

Today’s release of version 3.0.0.422 of Veeam Backup for Office 365 (VBO) offers many new features and benefits, but none as significant as the ability to use multi-factor authentication for the admin account when configuring and reconfiguring VBO. Let me explain why.        Azure AD Privileged access, today Microsoft is working hard to further harden […]

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The state of Azure AD PowerShell today

Currently, there’s four Windows PowerShell modules to manage settings and objects in Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory: MSOnline AzureAD AzureADPreview AzureAD.Standard.Preview           MSOnline The MSOnline Module, with its *-MSOL* cmdlets, was the first Windows PowerShell Module for Azure Active Directory. It started life as a PowerShell Module to manage all Microsoft Online Services, hence the name. […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for February 2019

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 February 2019:   What’s New Configurable Azure AD SAML token encryption Public […]

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Ten things you need to know about Pass-through Authentication

For Azure AD, Microsoft offers and recommends to use Pass-through Authentication (PTA) as the authentication method. This method is then used to authenticate to applications, services and systems connected to Azure AD, like Office 365, Intune and Power BI. However, there are a couple of things you should know:   Only outbound connections When using […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for January 2019

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 January 2019:   What’s New Active Directory B2B collaboration using one-time passcode […]

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