Active Directory

Webinar: Introduction to EMS

July 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

A recording of this webinar can be viewed here, along with the slides and follow up reading/learning. I am presenting a webinar on Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) on Friday at 2pm UK/Irish time, 3PM Central European, and 9am EST. My job has many threads. Sometimes I am down-deep in [...]

How To Manage Azure AD in CSP

May 26, 2016 // 5 Comments

In this post I’ll describe two ways that you can use to manage Azure AD in a CSP subscription using a GUI. CSP, CSP, CSP – that’s all you can hear these days in the Microsoft channel. In short, CSP is a new channel by which customers can buy Azure or partners can resell Azure, with a [...]

Windows 10 Being Pushed Out To Domain-Joined PCs

January 14, 2016 // 4 Comments

Brad Sams (my boss at Petri.com) published a story last night about how Microsoft has started to push out Windows 10 upgrades to domain-joined PCs. Note that the PC doesn’t upgrade via Windows Update; the user will be prompted if they want to update, and then a deliberately confusing screen [...]

Microsoft News – 19 October 2015

October 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

It turns out that Microsoft has been doing some things that are not Surface-related. Here’s a summary of what’s been happening in the last while … Hyper-V Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #2 – Linux and FreeBSD Integration Services Core Features: Talking about the services that are [...]

Microsoft News – 28 September 2015

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wow, the year is flying by fast. There’s a bunch of stuff to read here. Microsoft has stepped up the amount of information being released on WS2016 Hyper-V (and related) features. EMS is growing in terms of features and functionality. And Azure IaaS continues to release lots of new features. [...]

Microsoft News – 7 September 2015

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the recent news from the last few weeks in the Microsoft IT Pro world: Hyper-V Configuring Default Checkpoint type in Windows 10: How to automatically get the legacy style checkpoint behaviour – might be useful in test/dev/demo labs. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Versus Virtual NUMA: The [...]

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 [...]
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