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Azure AD Connect v1.x reaches end of support in 1 year

Last week, Microsoft issued a statement on the support of Azure AD Connect version 1.x. It reaches end of support on August 31st, 2022. That is exactly one year from now.   What 'unsupported' means In-place upgrade of Windows Server on an Azure AD Connect server is not supported. While you might pull it off, […]


The Azure MFA SDK stops working today

Requiring multi-factor authentication for on-premises Microsoft resources has been a difficult challenge, ever since Microsoft acquired PhoneFactor in 2012 and slowly but steadily turned its technologies into Azure MFA. Today, we’re reaching the end of the line for one of the intermediate multi-factor authentication solutions: the Azure MFA SDK. About the Azure MFA SDK The […]


TODO: Enable the new My Apps and My Profile Experiences

Microsoft will be updating the current Azure AD Apps and Profile experiences on July 20th 2020. This means that from that data onward your colleagues will be automatically switched over to the updated My Apps and My Account experiences. Note: The updated My Apps and My Account offer the same functionality as the current experiences, […]


Important issues in Windows Server 2019 build 10.0.17763.1 (Release Notes)

Today, Microsoft rereleased Windows Server 2019 build 10.0.17763.1 to Volume License customers and MSDN subscribers. Downloads from its Evaluation Center and Azure IaaS-based virtual machines running Windows Server 2019 are on the horizon. The following four downloads of Windows Server 2019 are now available: Windows Server 2019 Essentials Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2019 Language […]


Use your F5 BIG-IP Appliance as Full-Fledged AD FS Web Application Proxy

With the release of version 13.1 of its BIG-IP software, F5 Networks enables you to make your F5 BIG-IP series appliances and F5 Virtual Edition (VE) appliances to act as ful-fledged Web Application Proxies in combination with Windows Server 2012 R2 and/or Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers using MS-ADFSPIP. About […]


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 […]


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) […]


The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free is amazing. Let me tell you why.

Veeam released its free Agent for Microsoft Windows (version I’ve been using the Beta of the  agent for a couple of months and the more I used it and the more I read on why Veeam introduced this tool, and how it fits into Veeam’s current technology and strategy, the more I want to […]


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 […]


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 […]