Azure AD Synchronized Users with Password Sync are unable to change password

If you have recently started to here reports of users not being able to change there Azure AD / Office 365 Passwords then you may want to continue reading; Previously, If an administrator set a user to Force change password at next logon i.e. when they reset a user passwords it allowed password synchornized users to change…


Changes to Azure AD Authentication Flows – Simplicity & Consistency

I thought I would post this up here for the regular readers, a colleague of mine whom is a Program Manager over in the Cloud Authentication Services Team recently wrote an article, rather than duplicating effort! have a read below this is especially important to you developers out there whom maybe wondering about some of…


unable to verify domain name – Office 365 / Azure AD

I just wanted to a quick article about issues that I see come up quite often where you are unable to verify a domain against a Microsoft Online Service or more specifically Azure Active Directory, Today this can be down to quite a few different issues which are generally in the following buckets {be sure…


Azure AD Custom SaaS Applications for any 3rd party service.

It’s been a while since i last posted an article and that is because it’s been a rather busy past few months I must say. Recently we launched the option for your to create Custom Applications in Azure Active Directory which allow you to effectively create SaaS Applications for any website to which you want…


Sign-Up for Microsoft Azure without Using a Credit Card ($0 Subscription)

*note* We recently made a change to the logic behind obtaining a $0 subscription so that even if you have a Trial 1st Party Service you can now obtain a $0 Subscription. I have been posting quite a lot recently around the benefits of Windows Azure Active Directory outside of the features you see if…


Microsoft Office 365 Public Roadmap – Released

This is something that I am sure many of you are going to be interesting and monitoring very closely now, and I think it’s great that we are now publishing updates and planned releases to our customers. This allows you to get a feel for the developments that we are making to the service and…


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…