Identity Expert Portal

Thoughts Leaders & Industry Experts

Our Directory Services Experts are pioneers in identity-driven, enterprise protection technology. They work closely with Enterprise customers, provide the critical solutions and strategies that ensure quick recovery from on-premise cyber breaches and Directory Services failures. Our experts are best-in-class, contribute to thought leadership, and possess superior insight, comprehensive AD knowledge and laser troubleshooting skills. Their genuine care for customer IT environments and identity integrity makes them deep listeners, great collaborators and team players, consummate observers and critical contributors as they execute technology to support client missions.

David Lieberman

Blog:

Your Active Directory was compromised, is it all lost?

Following a 10-year stint in virtualization technologies, I joined Semperis and dove into the world of Active Directory. Over the last …

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Darren Mar-Elia

Head of Product

A 14-year Cloud and Datacenter Microsoft MVP, Darren has a wealth of experience in Identity and Access Management and was the CTO and founder of SDM software, a provider of Microsoft systems management solutions. Prior to launching SDM, Darren held senior infrastructure architecture roles in Fortune 500 companies and was also the CTO of Quest Software. As a Microsoft MVP, Darren has contributed to numerous publications on Windows networks, Active Directory and Group Policy, and was a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine for 20 years.

Blog:

Protect your Active Directory from the Azure AD Connect Vulnerability

In recent blog posts, I’ve been talking a lot about new Active Directory attack methods where attackers are compromising user accounts …

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Sean Deuby

Senior Identity Architect

Expert in Microsoft’s hybrid identity architecture of Active Directory, Azure AD, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Veteran speaker, writer, and technology journalist with over 400 published articles. Awarded MVP status by Microsoft for 15 consecutive years.

Webinar:

How to Defend Against Password Spray Attacks

Your Active Directory isn’t safe against the dramatic rise in password spray attacks. Learn what you need to do now, before …

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Blog:

Should you upgrade to Active Directory 2016…or stay where you are?

Should you upgrade your existing AD forest to Windows Server 2016 Active Directory (aka AD 2016), or should you leave it …

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Whitepaper:

Directory Services Protector for Active Directory

Active Directory is an essential part of IT infrastructure for all large enterprises. AD security is vital for preventing data breaches, …

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Nathan O’bryan

Nathan is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Messaging and a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services with 25 years of experience in the field. Nathan is an active contributor to the Exchange and Office 365 communities by writing articles for several tech websites and his own blog. He also can be seen speaking at IT conferences including IT/DEV Connections, Microsoft Ignite, Collab365, and in frequent webcast for Redmond magazine

Blog:

Security Playbook in Azure Security Center

Keeping your cloud-based IT infrastructure secure is a constant effort. The people who want access to your data are always working …

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Azure Active Directory Administrative Units

Azure Active Directory Administrative Units: Azure AD Delegation of Administrative Permissions The move to the cloud often means that we need …

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Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is an IT Professional and has been a Microsoft MVP in Directory Services for the past eight years. He works as senior identity consultant at SCCT in the Netherlands, where he helps colleagues and customers make the most out of Microsoft products, strategies and technologies. Sander blogs almost daily about Active Directory, his favorite Microsoft technology.

Whitepaper:

Retake Control of Attribute Synchronization to Azure AD

With Azure AD Connect, synchronizing directory data from on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory is both easy and efficient. But …

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Whitepaper:

Picking the right type of solution for active directory backup

The infrastructure extension to the cloud has created new challenges for AD administrators to navigate.

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Blog:

Active Directory Change Resiliency

Last month, I have had many discussions with many people on Active Directory Backup and Restore. Now, the obvious topics to …

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Jason Silva

Senior Engineer

20+ years of IT experience, including hands-on expertise with Active Directory and Group Policy. Former system administrator, software developer, and IT and regulatory compliance manager. Engaging  communicator and passionate customer advocate.

Webinar:

How to Defend Against Password Spray Attacks

Your Active Directory isn’t safe against the dramatic rise in password spray attacks. Learn what you need to do now, before …

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