Category Archives: What’s New

What’s New in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 4

Since August 2016, this blog features news on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. We’ve been implementing this awesome Veeam product at customers ever since version 1.5 and validated the Office 365 contingency plan vision with Veeam repeatedly. This week marks the release of version 4 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, so let’s […]

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Videos and slides are now available on demand for Microsoft Ignite 2019’s Azure AD-related sessions

During Microsoft Ignite 2019, (November 4th – November 8th, 2019) in Orlando, Florida, several sessions on Azure Active Directory were available to attendees to attend. These Azure AD-related sessions are now available on demand, when you sign-in with a free Microsoft TechCommunity account. In this blogpost, I’ve categorized the sessions using Microsoft’s Standard Level Definitions, […]

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Getting Started with Azure Monitor Workbooks for Azure Active Directory

It’s time to take a look at the Azure Workbooks and get started with monitoring Azure Active Directory the new way. In the overview of What’s New in Azure Active Directory for August 2019, Microsoft announced the deprecation of the Azure AD Power BI content packs in favor of Azure Monitor Workbooks. Microsoft also made […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.4.32.0 fixes Azure AD Join challenges

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the first version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.32.0. Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

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What’s new in Azure Active Directory at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft’s Identity Division made announcements and released functionality for Azure Active Directory during Microsoft Ignite 2019 (November 4th – November 8th, 2019) in Orlando, Florida:   Security Azure AD Security Defaults Public Preview Security Defaults is a set of basic identity security mechanisms, recommended by Microsoft. When enabled, these recommendation will be automatically enforced. Admins […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for October 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 October 2019:   What’s Planned Deprecation of the identityRiskEvent API for […]

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Join Azure AD in the Microsoft Q&A Preview

Since November 2006, I’ve answered circa 835 questions on the TechNet and MSDN Forums on various topics, including Server Core, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Multi-factor Authentication. Now, a big change is coming and I would like for you to be part of it: Microsoft Q&A      What’s Microsoft Q&A? Microsoft Q&A Preview is […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for September 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 September 2019:                            What’s Planned My Profile is re-naming and integrating […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server 8.0.2.2 was released

Roughly a year ago, we saw the release of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version 8.0.1.1. Last week, Microsoft released another minor version, dubbed version 8.0.2.2 that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version 8.0.1.1.   What’s New Fixed issue with AD Sync send email when user enabled state changes In […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.4 introduces refined AD FS Management Capabilities

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the first version in the 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.18.0 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

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