Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Azure AD Connect moves to TLS 1.2-only with version 1.2.65.0

Last week, Microsoft released a new version 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 and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory.           What’s New Write-back of msExchUcVoicemailSettings The Azure AD Connect team changed the functionality of […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for October 2018

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 October 2018:       What’s New Azure AD Logs now work with Azure […]

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Passing Microsoft Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

There is a good and free way to prepare for Microsoft exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016. In the past years, I conducted webinars that can serve as a primer on Active Directory in terms of forests, domains, trusts, security and on Group Policy. They are not and were never intended as the sole […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for September 2018

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 September 2018:         What’s New Simplified SSO configuration settings for some third-party […]

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I’m staffing a Community Booth at two Community Social events at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Community Central at Microsoft Ignite is bigger, better and stronger, compared to last year’s Ignite, and I’m proud to share that I’m part of it! Besides my two theater sessions on Identity and Access Management (IAM) at Ignite, I will also be staffing a Community Booth at two Community Social events.    About Community Central […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.1.882.0 fixes an issue with its ADSync Database in SQL Always On Availability Groups

Last week, Microsoft released a new version 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 and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory. What’s Fixed There is only one fix in version 1.1.882.0. In version 1.1.880.0 and before, […]

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Assessing the impact that the new Baseline Policy for Admins in Azure AD might have

Microsoft is working hard to further harden Azure Active Directory tenants, so the roughly 13 million organization depending on it, don’t get disappointed by Azure AD-based security breaches and don’t have to worry about attacks on their infrastructure. One of the newest technologies Microsoft is developing is Baseline Policies. Using baseline policies, fields of attention […]

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Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite 2018 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related sessions at Ignite […]

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Pictures of our Security session at Graafschap College

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College last week. Our challenge was to inspire their High School students in their 3rd year for their future as systems administrators with information security. For me, this presentation followed on a flight from […]

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Do you know all the objects, attributes and configured settings in your Azure Active Directory Tenant?

The role of Azure Active Directory in an Hybrid Identity environment seems hard to understand. Azure AD is not a 100% slave to Active Directory. There are objects and attributes in Azure AD that have no relationship with on-premises objects or attributes in Active Directory Domain Services. We’ve come across many admins in organizations, who […]

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