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Azure AD Connect v1.1.882.0 fixes an issue with its ADSync Database in SQL Always On Availability Groups

Last week, Microsoft released a new version 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 and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory. What’s Fixed There is only one fix in version 1.1.882.0. In version 1.1.880.0 and before, […]

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Do you know all the objects, attributes and configured settings in your Azure Active Directory Tenant?

The role of Azure Active Directory in an Hybrid Identity environment seems hard to understand. Azure AD is not a 100% slave to Active Directory. There are objects and attributes in Azure AD that have no relationship with on-premises objects or attributes in Active Directory Domain Services. We’ve come across many admins in organizations, who […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0 is now available

Last Friday, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0. This release of Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory.   What’s Fixed SQL Deadlock Issue The Azure AD Connect team fixed a bug […]

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KnowledgeBase: High CPU Usage for Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor with .NET Framework 4.7.2 Installed

Today, there is an issue in a component of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.819.0, Microsoft free Hybrid Identity bridge product, that enables you to synchronize objects and their attributes between your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment(s) and Azure Active Directory. The Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor Service consumes lots of CPU. […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.819.0 offer numerous fixes and PingFederate support

Last week, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.819.0. This release of Microsoft’s 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. What’s Fixed SQL Server Express 2012 Service Pack 4 This release updates the SQL Server Express installation to […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.751.0 was released as a hotfix last week

Last week, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.751.0. This release of Microsoft’s 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 is a HotFix release. This means it is not offered to organization running Azure AD Connect using the […]

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Pro Tip! Use the claim rules from ADFSHelp for your ‘Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust

Whenever I talk about the claim rules in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for the ‘Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust (RPT), between the on-premises AD FS implementation and Azure AD, I get the following question: How do we manually set up the advanced claim rules that Azure AD Connect configures automatically? Let’s […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.1.749.0 adds Privacy and Security Controls

Last week, Microsoft released version 1.1.749.0 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. This version adds privacy controls, additional security controls, a wizard page for device write-back and other miscellaneous fixes.   What’s […]

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Configuring the ClaimsApp Demo for Azure Active Directory Authentication

Most people who have attended one of my sessions, know I love to show off the power of claims using the ClaimsApp. This web app is not very fancy, but it does a heck of a job, just by displaying all the claimtypes possible, or configured for the Relying Party Trust (RPT) in Active Directory […]

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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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