Office 365 AD FS Token Signing Certificates Rollover & Trust Properties

Active Directory Federation Services – Token Signing Certificates still continues to be something that catches out a lot of people, especially in the Office 365 space. The aim of me writing this article to explain how the token signing certificate configuration works and furthermore what you should do in order to deal with this scenario…


ADFS Performance Statistics & NLB Requirements

This is something that I get asked quite a lot in terms of gathering performance metrics for AD FS and the quick answer is just use performance monitor built into windows as this gives you some good statistics, especially for AD FS on Server 2012 R2. furthermore, it also helps you identify potential issues with…


Microsoft @ EduGeek Conference 2014 (EDIT) - Azure AD & Office 365 Updates

I had the pleasure of presenting at the EduGeek Conference 2014 in Preston where I gave a brief overview into Microsoft Azure Active Directory & Remote App and I just wanted to follow up with a article which covered what I spoke about, provided you with further information and also some events/regular conference calls that I…


Windows Azure Active Directory & Application Integration Single Sign-On

Windows Azure is growing rapidly on a daily basis, and as more organizations look into reducing business running costs, expanding IT infrastructure and looking at new ways to enhance the IT experience for there users it is important that you keep up to date with the ever changing world. Cloud Application Integration with Windows Azure…


Office 365 – Identity Scenario Adoption Approach

Microsoft Office 365 is getting better every day, and every day we get even more people sign-up to office 365 in readiness to look at moving their organization over to Microsoft Cloud Services, and on a regular occasion we see the same questions being asked… and many are around the identity approach customers should take…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Installation & Design

Over the past couple of months I had to spend some time learning about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Infrastructure and components, and I have brought together this article which will hopefully help out other people who are looking at implementing this product from Microsoft within there organization. I am by far not a Microsoft Dynamics…


Windows Azure - Setup AD Federation Services & DirSync for Office 365

As per my previous blog post which explained how to setup Windows Azure Networks, Storage and Virtual Machines, This post will now walk you through how to setup Active Directory Federation Services & Directory Sync for Office 365 using Windows Azure. For the purpose of this blog post I am not extending my existing on…


Setup AD Federation Services with Office 365

I have been meaning to post this up for sometime now but just have not got around to it and with the new version of Office 365 going live and the fact we are now seeing quite a few organizations adopting Microsoft Cloud Services with SSO I thought this would be an ideal time to…