Office for iPad, EMS and Azure AD Premium

It’s been fun to be involved in this, our team designed the EMS bundle, we are the PM team for AADP and we built the demo Julia did in conjunction with Office/365 teams in a great collaboration effort. This is an exciting day! Satya’s post and top-level info: Office for iPad: New EMS…


External authentication providers in AD FS

Quick note that Jen Field, a Program Manager in the AD team has posted a great set of articles on authentication providers in AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2 including MFA and how to build your own. There are 3 great articles: Overview of MFA in AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2 Build…


FIM 2010 R2 update: additional connectors available

Hi all Quick update on FIM connectors for 2010 R2 … Update to Generic LDAP Connector We have published an update to the Generic LDAP Connector adding support for some additional LDAP directories, see General Availability of PowerShell Connector The PowerShell Connector can be used to communicate with a system through PowerShell scripts. This…


Channel 9 Edge Show – Hybrid Identity

A short chat I had with @simonster on Hybrid Identity earlier this week. This blog is not formatted well for embedded video, so follow the link A.


Workplace Join for Windows 7

Just a quick note about the just released Workplace Join for Windows 7.  You can read all the details here and download from here. Workplace Join for Windows 7 is for domain joined machines, which means that we support the Professional SKU and above. There is also no UI for Workplace Join on Windows 7,…


Hybrid Identity at TechEd North America, Houston May 12-15

Hi all Now that the TechEd sessions are live, here is a summary of the Hybrid Identity sessions and labs.  Most are in the People-centric IT track where Identity lives, however there are some that have landed in other tracks for various reasons. All of my sessions: Adam Hall  Breakout sessions FDN02 Enabling Enterprise Mobility…


Understanding identity Sync versus Federation when adopting cloud services

Hi all I have a lot of conversations, on a daily basis, about identity … on-premises, in the cloud and hybrid models.  These mostly revolve around the gory details of on-premises identity realms, or customers adopting cloud services such as Office 365 and Windows Intune. One of the first questions I ask is:  “Where are…