Active Directory

My Early Experiences with Azure AD Connect

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

I deployed the generally available release of AADConnect to synchronise our Active Directory with Azure AD (Office 365) 24 hours after it was made available. Here’s my early experience. The download link for Azure AD Connect is quite hard to find! You can download AADConnect from here. The [...]

Creating & Verifying Your DNS Domain in Azure AD

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

This post explains how to configure the DNS requirements to configure single sign-on (ADFS) or shared sign-on (synchronisation) in Azure AD (AAD) – you need to create a domain name in Azure AD and prove ownership of the domain to Microsoft. Why Do You Need Matching Domain Names? Imagine you [...]

Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

June 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

As you might expect, there’s lots of Azure news. Surprisingly, there is still not much substantial content on Windows 10. Hyper-V What is the Windows Server Network Controller? A post I wrote for Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016: Dealing with transient cluster [...]

Azure’s Biggest “Secret” – Azure Active Directory

June 29, 2015 // 7 Comments

Do you know how powerful Azure Active Directory (AAD) is? Do you know it’s not just an Azure or an Office 365 thing? I find that when I talk to people about Azure or when someone else is talking about it, topics like Azure Site Recovery (ASR), VMs in the cloud, or Azure Backup are in the [...]

Azure AD Connect is Generally Available

June 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

Thenews that AADConnect is now GA is great for anyone battling with synchronizing to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD). This tool really is going to be the start of connecting your business to Microsoft’s cloud solutions: Azure Office 365 Intune RMS CRM And many more, including third-party [...]

Microsoft News 02-June-2015

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The big news of the last 24 hours is that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th. I posted before The Verge, etc, that I will be away and not reporting on the release on that date. Hyper-V How Shared VHDX Works on Server 2012 R2: V2.0 of SVHDX files is in WS2016. MVP Carsten Rachfahl interviews [...]

Microsoft News – 25-May-2015

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s taken me nearly all day to fast-read through this lot. Here’s a dump of info from Build, Ignite, and since Ignite. Have a nice weekend! Hyper-V What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: A post I wrote for Linux Integration Services 4.0 Announcement: As part of this release [...]

Guest on RunAs Radio Talking Azure RemoteApp

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Richard Campbell, the host of the RunAs Radio podcast, saw a tweet from me talking about Azure AD, and thought he should ask me back on to have a chat. I had been working on developing training materials on RemoteApp. The use-case that caught my interest was the ability to use RemoteApp to remove [...]
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