[CrossPost] SHA1 Deprecation Policy

Update: This page has been removed.  For the most up to date information on the Microsoft SHA1 deprecation policy please see the links posted below https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/23/sha-1-collisions-research/ https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/11/18/countdown-to-sha-1-deprecation/#mmogekbBwHWMHGTL.97 https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/32288.windows-enforcement-of-sha1-certificates.aspx

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Azure Subscription Migration to CSP

Last Update: 01 February 2017 I receive a lot of requests regarding traditional Azure subscription migration to CSP model. I see that CSP becomes more and more popular, and a lot of customers prefer CSP against EA/Pay-as-you-go because of its great benefits. It is easy to start using Azure in CSP if you haven’t used…


ConfigMgr 2012+ Version Numbers

UPDATED 21st of March 2017 Hi all, as requested I’ve just listed all the ConfigMgr 2012 Released  versions in a table below. We will do our best to keep this up to date as new updates are released. Note that the Client and Console versions will be exactly the same as the Release/Update version. To see…


Enabling AD FS 2012 R2 Extranet Lockout Protection

Security is an integral aspect of running modern IT operations.  There is a clear understanding that we need to protect our IT assets, company data and personal identifiable information.  So when we discuss a migration to Office 365, security is an inevitable topic.  One aspect that we need to discuss is around account lockout, and…


How to Verify if Lync Server 2013 Database Updates Completed Successfully

Update 1/18/17 – Added database versions for January 2017 Cumulative Update. Update 12/13/16 – Added database versions for December 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 11/16/16 – Added database versions for November 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 6/23/16 – Added database versions for August 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 5/12/16 – Added database versions for May 2016 Cumulative Update. Update…

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Announcing the public preview of Azure AD group-based license management for Office 365 (and more)!

Howdy folks, One of the top requests we hear from Azure AD and Office 365 is for richer tools to manage licenses for Microsoft Online Services like Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility + Security. Admins need easier tools to control who gets a product license and which services are enabled. Some customers have even had to delay service roll-outs as they struggled to…

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List of Azure services in CSP

Last update: 10 March 2017 This is a regularly updated list of Azure services, available in CSP business model. Here is a nice picture of all services, that are available in Azure. Partners and customers, that already use Azure through OpenEADirect, need to keep in mind, that not all Azure services are currently available in CSP. Non-ARM Azure services are not available, because CSP supports…


How To Check Exchange Schema And Object Values In AD

This content was extracted from a separate upcoming Exchange 2013 schema post to maintain focus on viewing the Exchange schema attributes. Exchange 2013 admins should assume that a Cumulative Update (CU) will have AD schema updates.  The release notes and release blog post will discuss this in detail for each CU.  This is very similar…


Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who are we going to interview next?

It’s time for a new round of invitations for interviews! Let’s get started! This is a sequel of sorts to these previous blog posts: Sunday Surprise: Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who we haven’t interviewed yet!!! Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who Should We Interview??? Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who should we interview…

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