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,…


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…


How to export the AD FS token-signing certificate with PowerShell

It's not something you need to do very often (an example is you need this when setting up SharePoint for claims based auth with AD FS) but there is no cmdlet to do this. So here is the PowerShell to export the AD FS token-signing certificate. A. $certRefs=Get-AdfsCertificate -CertificateType Token-Signing $certBytes=$certRefs[0].Certificate.Export([System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509ContentType]::Cert) [System.IO.File]::WriteAllBytes("c:\foo.cer", $certBytes)  


DirectAccess, Dynamic Access Control and Rights Management

We run a hands-on-lab which steps you through the configuration and deployment of DA, DAC and RMS.  I have captured a click-through demo of this live environment and recorded a video of it being done. For your viewing pleasure, enjoy         A.


Demo DirectAccess in a virtual environment

I was setting up DirectAccess in a demo lab last week, and struck what is in hindsight an obvious issue, but at the time I sat there thinking … huh? I deployed and configured DirectAccess, completely standard using the wizard, got all green status on the Dashboard and then found that the connection was not…