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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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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.189.0 is here

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect for all your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services and LDAP v3 to Azure Active Directory, and thus Office 365, synchronization needs. Version 1.1.189.0 of Azure AD Connect, dated June 3, 2016, adds two fixes.   Fixed issues This version introduces two fixes: Password […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.180.0 is here

The Azure Active Directory team keeps churning out monthly builds of our favorite tool to connect our on-premises Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services environment(s) to Azure Active Directory. Version 1.1.180.0 of Azure AD Connect, dated May 12, 2016, adds support for two of the newer legal boundaries of Azure Active Directory, as well as […]

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Tip! Use the Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter

As an identity consultant, these last few years I have been tasked with several hybrid identity projects involving Azure Active Directory. Azure AD Connect is the tool of choice for many of these projects. Its many features in the latest versions alleviate many of the headaches of these implementations, but some headaches remain. One of […]

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