Great resource to share – how to sign-up for a 0$ subscription:
Interesting, and maybe something you are not aware of:
If you want to use a third-party proxy for extranet access, this third-party proxy must support the protocol defined in http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/5/E/95EF66AF-9026-4BB0-A41D-A4F81802D92C/%5bMS-ADFSPIP%5d.pdf.
This support statement can be found here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn554247.aspx.
Busy time in the Active Directory team! Released today and therefore now GA, the new Azure Active Directory synchronization tool called AAD Sync!
Wow, the first time I read this statement: Azure AD is based on AD LDS!!
And, you can read much more about Azure AD insights here on http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/09/02/azure-ad-under-the-hood-of-our-geo-redundant-highly-available-geo-distributed-cloud-directory.aspx.
Yesterday, the Active Directory product group announced the first public available preview release of the new Azure AD Connect. Azure AD Connect is a single wizard that performs all of the steps you would otherwise have to do manually for connecting Active Directory and local directories to Azure Active Directory:
- Downloads and installs pre-requisites like the .NET Framework, Azure Active Directory Powershell Module and Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant
- Downloads, installs and configures DirSync (and in the future, AAD Sync), and enables it in your Azure tenant
- Configures either password sync or AD FS, depending on which sign-on option you prefer, and including any required configuration in Azure
Checks to make sure it’s all working!
You can find more information about this first release and the download link on http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/08/04/connecting-ad-and-azure-ad-only-4-clicks-with-azure-ad-connect.aspx.
And another new download announced yesterday – EMET 5.0!
EMET 5.0 includes two new mitigation technologies: Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) mitigation and Export Address Table Filtering Plus (EAF+) mitigation.
You can read more about EMET 5.0 here on http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/07/30/general-availability-for-enhanced-mitigation-experience-toolkit-emet-5-0.aspx.
And released three days ago – the System Center 2012 R2 Management Pack for end-to-end montoring of Office 365: http://blogs.office.com/2014/07/29/new-office-365-admin-tools/
Great news from the Active Directory product group – The Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) for iOS, OSX and Android have reached General Availability!
Go to http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/07/21/azure-active-directory-sdk-s-for-ios-android-and-osx.aspx and read and learn more about those very important libraries.
Just Zarb shows how you can setup a Android virtual machine, based on the Android x86 project, to test the Windows Intune capabilties on this platform. Very easy and straight forward…