(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure AD Pass-through Authentication

Today’s Tip… Released to public preview on December 6, Azure AD pass-through authentication provides password validation for Azure AD services is performed against on-premises Active Directory, without the need for complex network infrastructure or for the on-premises passwords to exist in the cloud in any form. When combined with Single Sign on (public preview), users…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Use PowerShell to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… To extend a previous tip on checking domain availability even further, one could use the following PowerShell function to check the domain name availability:   function Test-DomainAvailability {       param(              [Parameter(mandatory=$true)]              [string]$DomainName        )        $descriptions = @{               Unknown   = ‘Domain does not exist in Office 365/Azure AD’               Managed  …


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Key Vault Explorer

Today’s Tip… Note: This is a Community Project. This is not supported by Microsoft. On October 25th the Azure Key Vault Explorer tool was released to the general public under a MIT license. The code is open sourced at GitHub. Azure Key Vault Explorer can be used to manage different Azure Key vault accounts, for…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: How to sync preferred language for Office 365 portal

Today’s Tip… You can set the language for the Office 365 portal for each user when using identity synchronization. Well now this can be controlled by an Administrator and he can make sure that all users get MOP site in their preferred language without the end user having to change language option in this browser….


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 update

Today’s Tip… There is a huge update to Azure AD PowerShell. Check out the official announcement here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/11/03/new-enhancements-to-the-azuread-powershell-2-0-preview-manage-dynamic-groups-and-more/   To get Azure AD PowerShell v2.0, download it from here: http://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/AzureADPreview   Just to name a few of the cool updates: Manage dynamic groups and its processing state Create Office 365 groups Revoke user’s refresh token…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Configurable Token Lifetimes

Today’s Tip… Released to GA on January 6th, Configurable Token Lifetimes allow an Administrator or Developer to specify the lifetimes of tokens issued by Azure AD. Token lifetimes can be configured for all apps in an organization, for a multi-tenant (multi-organization) application, or for a specific Service Principal in an organization. For more information review…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Certificate Based Authentication

Today’s Tip… Certificate Based Authentication, released to GA on December 14th, enables Users to be authenticated by Azure Active Directory with a client certificate on an Android or iOS device when connecting their Exchange online account to: Office mobile applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) clients Configuring this feature eliminates…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Advanced way to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… This is an extension of a previous tip.   Another way to check if domain is available by copying and pasting the following URL string to a web browser: https://login.microsoftonline.com/getuserrealm.srf?login=user@contoso.com&xml=1 Note – Replace the “bolded” part with the domain you want to check. Review the results and really pay attention to the NameSpaceType…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Promote Azure AD guest user to member

Today’s Tip… Use Azure AD PowerShell to promote Azure AD guest users to a member. To do this, run the following similar cmdlet… Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName john@contoso.com -UserType Member This could be useful to assign an administrative role to the user since administrative roles can only be assigned to members of the directory and not to…


Tip of the Day: Resolve Windows 10 upgrade errors

Today’s Tip… Windows 10 has been our best release of Windows ever. We have more customers who have upgraded to Windows 10 and more continue to do so. To make the transition from a down-level OS and troubleshoot issues that are encountered during the upgrade. We published a new TechNet article discussing the upgrade process,…