Free online courses for Microsoft 365 and Azure

Microsoft released new Microsoft 365 and Azure exams in the last few weeks. Now there are some free online EDX courses available to prepare yourself for those exams. Here you find an overview of all those courses. MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services MS-100.1 Office 365 Management MS-100.2 Microsoft 365 Tenant and Service Management MS-100.3 Microsoft 365 Identity …


Exchange Server 2007 end of life on April 11th

Today just a reminder for all companies still running Exchange Server 2007, on April 11th 2017 Exchange Server 2007 reaches end of life!┬áSo if you haven`t already begun planning a migration to Office 365 or Exchange Server 2016, it is time to start right now. End of life means that Microsoft will no longer provide …


Exchange Error: 550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.ExRecipNotFound

Sometimes you have a reason to restore a mailbox from back-up, because it was deleted by mistake or a former employee is hired again. But after restoring the mailbox, several (internal) users are not able to send email to the restored mailbox and receive an error message like: Delivery has failed to these recipients or …


Conditional Access in the new Azure portal

Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

Last week Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication (PTA) and Seamless Single Sign-on. These two features are great news for organizations who do not want to use the Azure cloud for handling authentication, but want to use the on-premises Active Directory infrastructure. Microsoft already provides a solution for that with …


Issues with OneDrive sync client – Preview – UPDATED

Almost two months ago Microsoft announced a new OneDrive sync client at Ignite. One of the new capabilities provided by this client is the ability to sync SharePoint libraries and OneDrive shared with you. Read more about the news on this blog. I was excited about this announcement, we have customers who could use this …


Multi-Factor Authentication

Today just a short article about multi-factor authentication, to get your attention on securing the login process of your (cloud) users. Everybody knows it is very important to use a complex password to access (corporate) data. But even if your users are using complex passwords, passwords are still the weak link in IT security. The …


What is Azure Recovery Services vault?

Azure Recovery Services vault exists of Azure Backup and Site Recovery, two services that provide you the ability to protect your data outside your own data center. With Azure Backup you have a backup solution which replicates your backup data to the Azure cloud, so your data is save outside your own data center without …


Intune MAM Conditional Access update

Two weeks ago I wrote this article about Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM), a great solution of Microsoft to keep your corporate data save on , for example, BYOD`s. This week at Ignite a great new feature of MAM was announced, Conditional Access for Exchange and SharePoint Online. Until now it was pretty hard to …


Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Almost a year ago Microsoft announced Azure Active Directory Domain Services in preview (and it is still in preview). Before releasing this service you needed to deploy domain controllers in Azure or have a site-to-site VPN (from on-premises to Azure) contacting on-premises domain controllers to use services in the cloud relying on active directory and …


How to protect against ransomware?

Ransomware is shaping up to be the most important threat from the hacker community this year. Ransomware is malware, often received via a malicious email, which encrypts your files and making them inaccessible by for example opening the email attachment you thought it was an invoice from one of your suppliers. To decrypt your files …