Category Archives: What's New

What's New in Azure Active Directory for April 2021

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 April 2021: What’s Planned Users can only create security and Microsoft […]

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Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available

After a period of rigorous beta testing, exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is now available for admins worldwide to show off their knowledge of Azure Active Directory. With the beta scores pouring in this week, this exam is ready for prime time! What is an Identity and Access Administrator? The Microsoft Identity and […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for March 2021

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 March 2021: What’s Planned Guidance on how to enable support for […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.6.4.0 fixes a bug in the previous release

Twelve days after the release of Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4, the first release in the 1.6 branch, Microsoft has released version 1.6.4.0, fixing a bug in the 1.6.2.4 release.   What’s fixed This release fixes a bug in version 1.6.2.4 where, after upgrade to that release, the Azure AD Connect Health feature was not […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization

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 1.6 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.6.2.4 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

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Two improvements in VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 2 are welcome news for Microsoft-oriented Identity-focused admins

This week, VMware released vSphere 7.0 Update 2 on its 6-month release schedule for its vSphere product. It is available to download right away, both through VMware Customer Connect and from within vSphere Lifecycle Manager itself. What’s New In case you missed it, the key focus areas in which VMware is making investments in vSphere […]

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A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition

Another Microsoft Ignite event comes to a close. Microsoft’s latest Ignite event was organized as a free digital event between Tuesday March 2nd and Thursday March 4th, 2021, labeled the 2021 Spring Edition. During Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition, Microsoft made the following Identity-related announcements, next to the announcements on their monthly recurring release notes […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for February 2021

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 February 2021: What’s Planned Email one-time passcode authentication on by default […]

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Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292 is available for download

Microsoft is hard at work to deliver on the successor to Windows Server 2019. Dubbed Windows Server vNext and Windows Server 21H2, previously, Windows Server now has a more official name: Windows Server 2022. I took a look at Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292.1, that was released on February 10th, 2021, and was compiled […]

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What's New in Azure Active Directory for January 2021

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 January 2021:   What’s planned Secret token will be a mandatory […]

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