Top 6 Considerations for Choosing an Active Directory Disaster Recovery Solution

Most IT departments have no issue admitting the high importance of a highly available Active Directory. It’s become clear that while Active Directory downtime is rare, when it does happen, it’s devastatingly costly. Most modern enterprises live and die by their identity infrastructure, and Active Directory is primarily at the core of that infrastructure. And […]

Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of two major new capabilities that will make integrating your on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD much, much easier. Passthrough authentication (PTA) and Seamless Single Sign-On (I’m choosing to call it 3SO) will allow your users to easily access Azure AD applications such as Office 365 without installing a […]

Azure AD Connect: the staging server

Microsoft continues to work on a sore spot in its hybrid identity strategy: The challenge of deploying its identity bridge between Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on premises and Azure Active Directory in the cloud. This bridge consists of AD FS for federation and a succession of utilities, culminating in Azure AD Connect, for […]