Azure AD Connect – Public Preview (Part 1)

Microsoft has recently launch a new tool, Azure AD Connect, to synchronize your on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory.  This new tool will become a one-stop shop for all on-premises and Azure synchronization.  This new tool will replace DirSync and AADSync.  It’s touted as a simple, fast & lightweight solution. This article will step…

Azure Operational Insights meets Active Directory #SCOM #OpInsights

Yesterday I was happy to see that Microsoft has made the Active Directory Intelligence Pack is now available for Azure Operational Insights! To add this feature, log into Azure OpsInsights (https://preview.opinsights.azure.com) and add the AD Assessment Intelligence Pack (shown below). Adding this pack in Azure OpsInsights adds the following management pack(s) to Operations Manager: Afterthe…

Techniques to synchronize your management groups #SCOM #SYSCTR #Silect

Thank you to those who attended the "Techniques to Synchronize Your Management Groups" session! If you missed it, here’s the recording of the presentation and a couple of relevant links to look into:   Presentation recording: http://www.silect.com/downloads/Videos/MPStudio/20150121_ManagementGroupCompareWebinar.wmv A five minute recording on synchronizing management groups using MP Studio: How to Synchronize Management Groups in MP…

SharePoint 2013 – Accessing referenced file from is not allowed because the reference is outside of the App Web

Scenario I ran into this when deploying an event receiver that would update the master page of all sites (SPWeb objects) when activated in a particular site collection (SPSite object). Accessing referenced file from is not allowed because the reference is outside of the App Web. Problem The problem is described and resolved here:  http://mctalex.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/powershell-fix-for-app-master-problem.html.…