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Azure AD Connect version 1.4 introduces refined AD FS Management Capabilities

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 1.4 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.4.18.0 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and […]

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Using Azure AD’s Dynamic Memberships for Groups to Assign Mutually Exclusive P1 and P2 licenses

Azure AD’s Dynamic Memberships for Groups and Assigning Licenses to Groups features can be used to circumvent the overlap that might occur when user accounts are assigned both an Azure AD P1 and Azure AD P2 license. In this blogpost, I’ll walk you through the scenario.   About Azure AD licensing Today, Azure Active Directory […]

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KnowledgeBase: Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 and up enables Auto Upgrades in AD FS Scenarios

Organizations, leveraging Azure AD Connect Staging Mode for release management, might find themselves with automatically upgrading Azure AD Connect installations after the initial upgrade to Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0, and up.   Azure AD Connect Release Management As described in the blogpost Leveraging Azure AD Connect Staging Mode for Release Management, Staging Mode can […]

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Leveraging Azure AD Connect Staging Mode for Release Management

Azure AD Connect offers the Staging Mode functionality. This feature is often touted as a way to bring disaster recovery to Azure AD Connect, but I don’t feel this is the actual strength of this feature. I believe offering release management capabilities is the best use of the Staging Mode feature.   Release Management Release […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.3.20.0 offers the next level of identity synchronization

Last week, Microsoft released the long impending release of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 on the Azure AD Connect Version Release History page. Azure AD Connect is 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 […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.2.70.0 updates the non-standard connectors

Yesterday, 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 1.2.70.0. This build updates the non-standard connectors […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.2.69.0 fixes an issue with Device Write-Back

Late 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 1.2.69.0. This hotfix build […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.2.68.0 fixes an issue with the MSOnline PowerShell Module

Late 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 1.2.68.0. This hotfix build […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.2.67.0 fixes an issue with Password Writeback

Earlier this 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 1.2.67.0. This hotfix build […]

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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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