Introducing Windows Azure AD Rights Management (AADRM)

Organizations that are interested in taking advantage of the Rights Management features available in volume licensed versions of Microsoft Office have a new deployment option available: Windows Azure AD Rights Management (AADRM). Release Date AADRM is already available through the Office 365 portal for organizations that are already using Online Services such as Exchange Online…

Operations Manager 2012 R2 (Preview Release) and Unix/Linux monitoring (#SCOM, #Unix, #SYSCTR)

One of the big shifts coming in Operations Manager 2012 R2 is a re-written version of the Operations Manager agent for Linux/Unix. The big change for this agent is to provide a faster and smaller footprint for the agent which will also be better for mobile devices. Information on this change is available at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/06/28/open-management-infrastructure.aspx…

Heavy Travel Ahead

Between August 19th and Thanksgiving I am scheduled to travel over 27,000 miles on 27 flights! WOW! This travel is primarily focused on work for such things as the Office 365 Road Show Catapult is doing, Office 365 + Your Organization, A Power Combination. I will be speaking in San Diego, Boston, Anchorage, New York…

Office 365 ADFS Certificate Expiration

I have been seeing this warning every time I log into the Microsoft Online Portal for the past couple of weeks: Naturally, I ignored it. I followed Joe’s advice and installed the Microsoft Office 365 Federation Metadata Update Automation Installation Tool to create a scheduled task that automatically notifies Office 365 that the self-signed token…