Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Things to know about Billing for Azure MFA and Azure MFA Server

Our friends at Microsoft have embraced the cloud as a way to give us the benefits of Pay-per-Use for our licensing needs. This is good news for any person, responsible for billing in an organization that relies heavily on Microsoft products. When thinking about Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), as a service for, for instance, Azure […]


Pictures of the 2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference in Oslo last week

Last week, on Thursday February 2 2017, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled to present on Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) and Azure Active Directory Business to Consumer (B2C) at the 2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) in the Oslo Spektrum. We were both really looking forward to this event, because it is our […]


Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version adds Oracle LDAP Support (among other features)

This morning, I received a notice of a new version of Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server product. According to the release notes, this version includes a new feature, logging improvements and a bug fix that might plague your Azure Multi-Factor Authentication implementation.   What’s New Version of the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server adds […]


I’m speaking at the 2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference

After a year of absence, Raymond Comvalius and I have been invited back to the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf).   About the Nordic Infrastructure Conference The Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) provides IT and business professionals with unmissable networking and learning experiences from the leading Global IT experts. The event has a strong practical educational focus […]


Getting to know the colleagues using Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

On this blog, and in several other places, I’ve shared my experiences with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. While this information meanly focuses on the on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, I did encounter the occasional implementation of the cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. For one such implementation, I had the pleasure of migrating it from the cloud to […]


Only Three Months of Support remain for DirSync and Azure AD Sync

As I wrote earlier, Microsoft ends support for implementations using the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool and implementations of DirSync per April 13, 2017. As I write this, there is a mere three months left to take care of your migration to a recent version of Azure AD Connect and the implementation of lifecycle management […]


From the field: Colleagues in specific group encounter error “AADSTS50107 Requested federation realm object does not exist.”

Sometimes, you hit error messages that are just too vague to troubleshoot. I like these kinds of situations. This particular one is especially fun, because it requires some intermediate knowledge of Active Directory Federation Services in Hybrid Identity environments. My favorite subject.   The situation Single Sign-On (SSO) for organizations comes in many shapes and […]


Version 1.1.380.0 of Azure AD Connect fixes a bug in multi-domain scenarios

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.380.0, that contains a bug fix that is especially applicable to organizations using Azure AD Connect in a networking environment consisting of multiple Active Directory domains and/or Active Directory Forests.   What’s New In this build of Azure AD Connect, an issue […]


Azure AD Connect 1.1.371.0 offers Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-On preview capabilities

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.370.0, featuring two new Hybrid Identity features. This morning, Microsoft released an even newer version of Azure AD Connect with version number 1.1.371.0, fixing an issue that customers experienced when upgrading to 1.1.370.0. Let’s look at the new features in these two versions […]


Azure AD Connect version 1.1.343.0 with support for Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016

Yesterday, while I was chatting with a company in the North of Netherlands on Azure, Microsoft released version 1.1.343.0 of Azure AD Connect, for all your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services and LDAP v3 to Azure Active Directory, and thus Office 365, synchronization needs. Version 1.1.343.0 of Azure AD Connect, dubbed the November 2016 release, […]