Turbulence

The bumpy world of clouds and applications
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  • TechEd Foundation Sessions … Why are there 2 “Enabling Enterprise Mobility” sessions?

    Hi all There are two Foundation Sessions at TechEd that start with “Enabling Enterprise Mobility” … why? We agonized over this and debated a lot, but ultimately these 2 sessions should be considered complimentary and you should go to 1 and watch the other...
  • Using PowerShell to map users to registered devices

    This is another question that comes up from time to time … how do I map users to the devices that they have registered, or inversely how do I map a registered device to a user? Here are the 2 PowerShell scripts. Copy into the PS ISE, save as .PS1 files...
  • Restricting access to Office 365 using policies

    I had this question twice in one day, so thought I would post this. Is it possible to restrict access to Office 365 from just internal devices or client types? Yes. Full details here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn592182.aspx Client access...
  • Azure Active Directory Premium is GA

    Quick note to confirm that Azure Active Directory is now GA You can read the announcement here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/04/03/azure-active-directory-premium-has-reached-ga.aspx This is a fantastic milestone and I’m looking forward to...
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

    Quick note: Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now available on MSDN and will be on Windows Update next week. A summary can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/02/windows-server-2012-r2-update-is-now-available-to-subscribers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2936070/ General Availability...
  • 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 http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-94-Hybrid-Identity 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to export the AD FS token-signing certificate with PowerShell

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  • Going to MMS? See you there!

    Hey team, so MMS is just a few short sleeps away (9 for me, maybe a few more for you), so it’s that time when I list out the sessions I’m involved in. MMS is always a blast, and this year will be no different!  Here’s my agenda: The Keynote, always...
  • 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    ...
  • 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 changing world of Services

    And the last post in this series … Services!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work, the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives and the new applications that take advantage of these new ways of working.  In...
  • The changing world of users

    OK, post number 4 in this series … Users!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work, the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives and the new applications that take advantage of these new ways of working.  In this...
  • Back to the future!

    Well, after a brief stint in Dynamics, I’m headed back to STB on 11/28.  I’ll be in the Windows Server and Management team again, slightly different focus of Windows Server and end user experiences, but expect to see me back on the circuit and engaging...
  • The changing world of applications

    OK, post number 3 in this series … Applications!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work and the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives.  In this post I’ll take a look at the applications themselves and how they...
  • The changing world of devices

    Following on from the opening post in this series where I covered the changing world of working and how a changing workforce, new devices and better network connectivity is rapidly changing not only our personal lives but also the way we want (and do...
  • The changing world of working

    The way we work, the way we access information and the devices we use to do this are changing. And fast. As recently as a few years ago, a large portion of the technology using workforce (i.e. anyone that used a computer of some sort to get their job...
  • The Phoenix post

    And rise from the ashes I shall! I'm going to resurrect this blog and start posting about stuff again. Given I'm now in the Dynamics team, I suspect you'll see more about the world of business applications, but fear not, one thing I've learnt is that...
  • A time of change ...

    It's been a fantastic run in the System Center and now WSM (Windows Server & Management) team, but the time has come for my next career opportunity. I am moving over to MBS (Dynamics) into a role in the Exec team, and it will be mostly inappropriate...