Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Azure AD Connect 1.1.561.0 finalizes Automatic Upgrade scenario changes and the move to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid

Yesterday, Microsoft released version 1,1.561.0 of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments to Azure Active Directory. This version is hot on the heels of version 1.1.557.0, because it features some fixes for organization who recently made the […]

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Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid, Part 1

The Azure AD Connect Team has decided to move Azure AD Connect’s default source anchor attribute in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments from objectGUID to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid for user objects in Azure AD Connect version 1.1.553.0, and up. When you’ve been using Azure AD Connect to synchronize objects between your on-premises Active Directory […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.557.0 is good news for highly-regulated and highly-secure organizations

Microsoft released version 1.1.557.0 yesterday, hot on the heels of last week’s important 1.1.553.0 release that for the first time fixed a critical security issue in Azure AD Connect. With new features for Azure Government cloud and Azure Germany available in this release, and PTA not automatically enabling PHS, this release is particularly appealing to […]

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Creating an MFA Provider when you have CSP or DreamSpark

Microsoft is working hard to migrate all management activities from the ‘classic’ Windows Azure Management website (manage.windowsazure.com) to the ‘new’ Azure Portal (portal.azure.com). Some of Microsoft’s new subscriptions, like its DreamSpark and CSP-style subscriptions, don’t offer access to the ‘classic’ Windows Azure Management website. But alas, some of the management tasks for implementing Multi-factor Authentication […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.1.553.0 addresses a critical security vulnerability … and offers new functionality, too

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, its free tool to synchronize objects from your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services environment to Azure Active Directory. It addresses a critical security vulnerability, but also offers new functionality, like delegate write-back from Exchange Online to Exchange Server on-premises.,   Vulnerability could allow Elevation of […]

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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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Azure AD Connect 1.1.524.0 brings a ton of new functionality to Hybrid Identity

Microsoft released a new version of its Azure AD Connect tool earlier this week (May 15) dubbed the May 2017 release. This is the big release, a lot of us have been hoping for, because it brings a ton of new functionality. Personally, this release solves one of my ten biggest pains with Azure AD […]

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Pictures of the April 2017 IT Pro User Group at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb

Last April, I was invited by the Microsoft IT Pro User Group to present a 75 minute session on Azure AD Join at Microsoft Croatia’s Headquarters in Zagreb. Since I was spending some time in the region between Microsoft Bosnia and Hergovina’s Network event and the Croatian WinDays, I had no trouble finding the place. […]

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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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I’m speaking at WinDays 17

In 2015, I presented two sessions at WinDays XV. Last year, I presented to sessions at WinDays 16. This year, it feels like it’s becoming a habit for me to present two sessions at WinDays: I’m speaking at WinDays 17 at the Valamar Isabella Island Resort in Poreč, Croatia.   About WinDays WinDays, the largest […]

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