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Azure AD Connect v1.1.647.0 fixes Common Issues with Sign-In Methods

Last Thursday, Microsoft released version 1.1.647.0 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. At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft declared Seamless Single Sign-On and Pass-through Authentication features as Generally Available, so the team doubled down […]

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Windows Server version 1709 is now available for download

Although in recent discussions people mentioned they’re not that exited anymore about new releases of Windows Server, a new version of this Microsoft product for your datacenter has arrived yesterday. Recently, I discussed the features I was looking forward to a pre-release version of this Windows Server release from an Identity and Access Management (IAM) […]

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Version 1.1.380.0 of Azure AD Connect fixes a bug in multi-domain scenarios

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, dubbed version 1.1.380.0, that contains a bug fix that is especially applicable to organizations using Azure AD Connect in a networking environment consisting of multiple Active Directory domains and/or Active Directory Forests.   What’s New In this build of Azure AD Connect, an issue […]

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Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs

As announced on July 25, today, Microsoft’s new Microsoft Authenticator app replaces both its Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account app as the one easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs. Now, I’m not sure whether Microsoft will use the above slogan for the app, but to me it sums up what this new app […]

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 build 14300 is available

At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, […]

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Windows Server 2016 TP4 is here!

Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows Server, dubbed Windows Server 2016. Today, while at Experts Live 2015, Microsoft released the fourth Technical Preview (TP4) of it.   About Windows Server 2016 TP4 Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2, which was released in September 2013. Windows Server 2016 […]

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A new version of Azure AD Connect was released today

Today, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync. This release brings new features to the table. I can only assume these features are welcome to many Azure AD Connect customers, since Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync pose some serious challenges for organizations using these solutions. Note: Known […]

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available

Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows Server, dubbed Windows Server 2016. Now, we can all enjoy the third technical preview (TP3) for Windows Server 2016 in our test environments.   About Windows Server 2016 TP3 Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2, which was released in September 2013. […]

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 now available

Yesterday, at its Ignite event in Chicago IL, Microsoft announced the availability of Technical Preview 2 of Windows Server 2016 (formerly known as Windows Server 10) build 10074 to the 23,000 people present at the event,.   Download locations You can download the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 ISO files in two ways: MSDN, […]

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A first look at Windows 8.1 Update 1 (build 9600.16596)

Last night, during SuperBowl XLVIII, a version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 was, inadvertently, released to the web. While this release focuses on the integration between Windows Phone and Windows for the desktop, laptop and tablet, it also features a slew of User Interface (UI) improvements for those still on the fence on The New […]

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