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 […]

IdFix – discovery and remediation of Active Directory objects

As I help companies connect their on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to Azure AD in order to use Microsoft services like Office 365, I’ve found that a critical step is often overlooked. Skipping this step can potentially set your deployment back by weeks! Fortunately, Microsoft has provided a tool to help speed your […]

Why On-Premises Active Directory Still Matters in a Cloud-Connected World

With all the talk about stampeding to the cloud, I get asked fairly regularly if I think Active Directory will be going away. No, AD isn’t becoming obsolete; it’s evolving. And as it evolves, I’d argue that it matters more than ever. Within Microsoft ISSD (Identity and Security Services Division), the folks that bring you […]