Third Party Proxy for Extranet Access with Active Directory Federation Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

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.

Announcing Azure Active Directory Connect

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.

General Availability for Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.0

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.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) for iOS, Android and OSX are General Availability

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.

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