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…


How to Delete Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD)

A few days ago an update was made to Windows Azure Active Directory part of Microsoft Azure, and I am sure that it’s one feature that MANY of you out there have been waiting for, you know when you went ahead and created that random named directory during signup, or a colleague signed up on…


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…


Lync 2013 Mobile Apps Now Available

For those of you who have deployed Lync Server 2013 On-Premise or Online you have probably been waiting for the new release of the Lync 2013 App for your Smartphone. Microsoft are now starting to release the apps to the various app stores for Smartphone App Stores. Windows 8 & iPhone/iPad are currently available with…


Sign into OCS 2007/R2 using Lync 2013 Desktop Client (Win 8)

The Lync 2013 Desktop client does not technically support OCS 2007/R2 but if you have not yet upgraded to the latest version of Communicator but want to use Office 2013 to it’s full potential then you can get the Desktop Application to sign into your OCS Account by adding the following Key/DWord into your registry. Client Lync…


Office 365 - Wave 15 Virtual Launch Event

For those of you that may not be aware Microsoft launch the next wave of Office 365 on the 27th February. If you have had the chance to try out this whilst it has been in Preview you will be sure to know about the new features this provides to you as a Business. This…


Installation of Microsoft Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012

In this post I am going to run through how to prepare your server running Windows Server 2012 for Microsoft Exchange 2013, and then guide you through the Installation of Microsoft Exchange 2013. I will be keeping all the roles on a single server in this instance but will cover a larger scale scenario at…