Archive for December, 2015

SHA1 Key Migration to SHA256 for a two tier PKI hierarchy

Server Authentication certificates: CAs must begin issuing new certificates using only the SHA-2 algorithm after January 1, 2016. Windows will no longer trust certificates signed with SHA-1 after January 1, 2017.

Migrating your Certification Authority Hashing Algorithm from SHA1 to SHA2:

Migrating a Certification Authority Key from a Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) to a Key Storage Provider (KSP):

Implementing SHA-2 in Active Directory Certificate Services:


Windows Enforcement of Authenticode Code Signing and Timestamping:

Transitioning Your PKI to SHA2:

Sharepoint: Performance Adventkalender

New Improved Blog Editor, Open Live Writer

Sharing Windows 10 Store Apps with your Family

Step-By-Step: Skype for Business 2015 Hybrid Configuration

Upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager

What is OneDrive for Business?

MDT 2013 Update 2 Now Available

.NET Framework setup verification tool, cleanup tool and detection sample code now support .NET Framework 4.6.1

Microsoft Azure Stack: Hardware requirements

Lumia 950 XL Review

Skype for Business for Android now available

OneDrive for Business update on storage plans and Next Generation Sync Client

New to Office 365 in December—Office Mobile for Windows 10 phone, updates for Apple and Android, Office 365 Planner preview and more

Software Inventory Logging Overview (SIL)

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available

SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2: Introducing end-to-end mobile BI

Advanced Threat Analytics Update 1.5 is here

Update 1512 now available in System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview

Syncing with Azure AD Connect (AADConnect)

Synchronization Rules Editor (SRE), Synchronization Service Manager



Azure AD Connect sync: Technical Concepts:

Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory:

Topologies for Azure AD Connect:

Custom installation of Azure AD Connect:

Azure AD Connect sync: Configure Filtering:

Azure AD Connect sync: Understand and customize synchronization:

Azure AD Connect sync: Understanding the default configuration:

SQL High Availability

When not using the SQL Server Express which comes with Azure AD Connect, the high availability for SQL Server should also be considered. The only high availability solution supported is SQL clustering. Unsupported solutions include mirroring and Always On.

Azure AD Connect sync

Azure AD Connect Health: Monitor your on-premises identity infrastructure and synchronization services in the cloud: