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Is Azure® AD Better than AD?

With the introduction of Microsoft® Azure®, many IT organizations are wondering if they should be shifting to the cloud versions of Microsoft technology. Obviously, Office 365™ has become the replacement for Office ...
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Can I Replace AD with Azure® AD?

Can you replace AD with Azure® AD? It’s a very common question for sysadmins and IT directors. With almost all of the IT environment moving to the cloud, there are... The post ...
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How Does JumpCloud Integrate with O365?

Cloud productivity platforms G Suite and Office 365 are immensely popular today. Nearly every organization has an instance of one, if not both. Because of this high level of usage,... The post ...
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Cloud GPOs (Group Policy Objects)

The concept of GPOs (Group Policy Objects) is a critical part of the Microsoft Active Directory® platform. GPOs help IT admins execute tasks across their Windows device fleet. They are... The post ...
Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever

Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever

We can start with the obvious. Active Directory is the cornerstone of an increasing number of business functionalities, and every year more work hinges on stable AD operability. AD access is also ...
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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 ...
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Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime

One of the really annoying things about passwords is that you have to remember them. If you can’t remember your password at a SaaS provider, it’s pretty straightforward: you click on the ...

Understanding Azure AD Password (Hash) Sync

Now that businesses are adopting cloud computing as part of their business model, a large percentage are choosing to connect their on-premises Active Directory environment to its counterpart in the cloud, Microsoft’s ...
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When you should use Azure MFA and when you should use MFA Server

One of the most common security-related trends I’m seeing with customers is an interest in adding multifactor authentication (MFA) to both their new and existing solutions. This trend is usually driven by ...

Hidden Gems: The Azure Active Directory Whitepapers

It’s pretty well accepted now that the world is moving away from painstakingly planned, piloted, deployed, and maintained on-premises applications in local data centers. It’s moving to web services, hosted in the ...