Back to Basics with Active Directory | aka.ms/Identity/AD

As my career progresses and I dive deeper and deeper into the cloud, every once in a while my core Windows Server Active Directory roots come up and tap me on the shoulder.  Or else others ping me to say “Hey, where are the best resources out there for Active Directory goodness?”. Since many of…

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Azure Identity Updates Sept 12th - hot off the press

Hello all.  Was scouring the Azure site for what’t new, and discovered several new posts for Identity.  Here they are! Preview: Managing user account provisioning for enterprise apps in the new Azure portal Preview: Managing single sign-on for enterprise apps in the new Azure portal Azure Active Directory reporting – preview Add or change work…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Administration

Overview There are many different links out there that talk about how to administer Azure Resources.  What I have been looking for is putting all of the different Azure related administrative capabilities all together in one place.  Hopefully this post now does that for you too.  I am largely cross referencing all of the bits…

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RMS Analyzer Tool for Azure Admins

I try to blog on what I do for my customers.  Since the last blog https://aka.ms/AzureRMSlinks was a collection of Azure RMS resources for my last customer, it made sense to also share a related source of information.  We tested and have recommended the Azure Rights Management tool for the Azure RMS Administrators. While this…

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Azure Active Directory Resources you can use right now

Bookmark this!  aka.ms/AzureADLinks After having done considerable work for Azure Exam certification preparation at Ignite in 2015, as well as internally at Microsoft, I thought I need to take the next step. Now you have the basics of Azure, let’s pick one area and find everything relevant to do your job right in the cloud. …

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Ready for this? "Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012"

After I presented this session at Ignite, I wanted to start to add more resources to help people with various topics.  While these links are not complete yet, it is a start, and I will update these further when I can. Here is the slide deck also for you to browse through also. Ignite 2015…

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PKI and Certificate Resources

Bookmark this!  https://aka.ms/PkiLinks Email Great PKI Links Here Having taken some recent internal PKI training, I decided to take my internal PKI resources, update with some of the newer concepts I have been learning about, and am now sharing with you.  This is a lot!  But if you want to really know PKI and Certificates, particularly…

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QRG | Quick Reference Guide | Migrating from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Here is yet another tangent thought totally not related to any other of my blog posts!  Maybe some day they will converge!  After doing a recent migration for a great customer in DC, I thought I would share these resources for others to enjoy as well.  Although this will not cover everything, the goal was…

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Review, Refresh and Revitalize your Group Policy Skills - Updated for Server 2012

Ever since the first time I went to TechEd….a really, really long time ago, the first presentation that really impressed me for both content and presentation skills was on Group Policies.  As a hint to when this was, Group Policies were just being released!  For about another 10 years after that, I taught Group Policies…

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Known Issues for Upgrading Active Directory to Windows Server 2008R2 from Windows 2003

During an Active Directory Upgrade project, I have collected many links and reference articles around upgrading Active Directory from Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008 R2.  Since these types of projects have now been around for awhile, there have been many lists compiled by Microsoft professionals collecting this information.  Therefore, this is only…

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