Customizing the AD FS Sign-in Pages–with PowerShell

In Windows Server 2012 R2, administrators can customize the overall look and feel of the AD FS web pages using a set of PowerShell scripts.  Default look and feel The administrator can: Change the company name Change the company logo Change the illustration on the left Add a Help Desk, Home, and Privacy Link Add…


Deploying Office 365 Single Sign-On using Windows Azure

In a cloud world, Single-Sign-On is becoming increasingly important, as users want to sign in to their applications with a single set of credentials, whether inside or outside of the firewall.  Active Directory Federation Services is the glue that allows you to connect your on-premises Active Directory with Office 365 and Windows Azure.  While extraordinarily…


Office 365: Configuring DirSync and Single Sign On with ADFS

In this 300 level session, you will learn the various options for managing identities, authorization, and authentication with Office 365 and Windows Azure Active Directory. We’ll review the considerations involved in understanding a customer environment and the implications for choosing what authentication method to use. We will demonstrate how to assess and prepare the on-premises…


OWA Cross-Site Silent Redirection in Exchange 2010 SP2

(Post courtesy of Krishan Kant Mehta) It wasn’t too long ago when we were celebrating the release of Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Now, high on the hog, we have Exchange Server 2010 SP2, with pretty interesting set of new features and enhancements including the much awaited Address Book Policies feature that provides a simpler mechanism…

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Performing an Active Directory Health Check Before Upgrading

(Post courtesy Bonoshri Sarkar) Hi everyone, this is Bonoshri Sarkar here. I have worked for Microsoft as Partner Technical Consultant specializing in Directory Services for the past two years; providing end to end consulting to enable partners to design, position, sell and deploy Microsoft Platforms for their customers. In my earlier role, I worked for…

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