Active Directory

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 Petri.com. 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 Petri.com 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 [...]

Microsoft News – 13 March 2015

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quite bit of stuff to read since my last aggregation post on the 3rd. Windows Server Enable and Use Remote Commands in Windows PowerShell: For when you get the error “Unable to connect to the server using Windows PowerShell Remoting”. Hyper-V KB3031598: Hyper-V host crashes and has errors when [...]

Microsoft News – 3 March 2015

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest in the Microsoft world! Hyper-V Enabling Secure Boot on Linux with the Windows Technical Preview: Making use of Generation 2 VM security. System Center Choose between differencing disks or dedicated disks: New functionality for SCVMM/WAP. Azure Real World Site debugging using [...]
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