Updated Version of DirSync just Released

Microsoft today released and updated version of the DirSync app that fixes issues that customers have had running the previous version in a Hybrid Deployment. The new version is available to be downloaded from your Tenant. I also noticed that now the start and completed EventIds have changed as well. In my post yesterday you…

Odd UAC Error

Recently on my Windows 8 machine I have been getting a very strange error. The machine requests a User Account Control promotion for Networks and lists the publisher as Unknown and then gives you a Class ID of {E5A040E9-1097-4D24-B89E-#c730036D615}. After poking around a bit it seems that this error comes when you link your Microsoft…

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Versions

Well, now that the Forefront line of products is being discontinued by Microsoft, I thought I would publish a Versions table for the Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010.  Microsoft’s lack of guidance on a replacement for TMG has lead many customers to continue using and installing new TMG 2010 servers, so it’s worthwhile to know…

DirSync with Password Sync is now Available!

It is finally here, the new version of DirSync that will syncronize passwords from Active Directory on-premises to Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD). This is a great new feature as it now allows a company to setup Identity Federation and Same SignOn without the need to deploy Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). To access the…

QuickTricks: Integrating the Azure portal into the Operations Manager console (#SCOM, #Azure)

I’ve been spending some time recently working with the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform of as a Service (PaaS) solutions from Microsoft available in Azure. Relevant blog posts I’ve worked on related to these topics include: Integration points between Azure and System Center: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/blog-series-kicking-the-tires-on-windows-azure-15-installments/ Getting more benefits from your MSDN subscription: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/02/28/windows-azure-%E2%80%93-get-more-benefits-from-the-msdn-subscription-windowsserver-azure.aspx Performance…