Category Archives: What's New

Entra Connect Sync v2.3.6.0 improves Automatic Upgrade eligibility detection

Entra Connect Sync v2.1.15.0 was the first v2.x to be announced with Automatic Upgrades functionality, on July 6th 2022. However, Microsoft's support life cycle for Windows Server Operating Systems and .NET Framework versions would sometimes stand in the way of these upgrades. Entra Connect Sync v2.3.6.0 now comes with improvements in this area.   What’s […]

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What's New in Entra ID for January 2024

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD 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 Entra ID and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for January 2024:   […]

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On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for January 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update […]

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Multi-Factor Authentication Server versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 add support for OATH codes

On January 19th, 2024, Microsoft released versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12.1 of its MFA Server product that allows organization to add multi-factor authentication to RADIUS-, AD FS-, IIS-based and other on-premises authentication scenarios.   Versions 8.1.11.1 and 8.1.12 MFA Server v8.1.11.1 is intended for  use on: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2016 […]

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What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in December 2023

Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory, AD FS, and Certification Authority […]

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What's New in Entra ID (Azure Active Directory) for December 2023

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD 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 Entra ID and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for December 2023:   […]

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On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2023

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for December 2023:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update […]

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What's New in Veeam Backup and Replication v12.1 for Identity Admins

The Veeam Data Platofrm 23H2 update was released on Tuesday December 5th, 2023. 11 products received updates, including Veeam Backup & Replication v12.1, Veeam ONE v12.1, Veeam Recovery Orchestrator 7, Veeam Agent for Windows 6.1, Veeam Agent for Linux v6.1, Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris v4.1, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX v4.1, Veeam Agent for […]

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What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in November 2023

Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory, AD FS, and Certification Authority […]

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What's New in Entra ID (Azure Active Directory) for November 2023

Entra ID, previously known as Azure AD 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 Entra ID and through the Microsoft 365 Message Center, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Entra ID for November 2023:   […]

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