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…


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…


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…


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…


Preview – Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync (AADSync)

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync is something that I am sure many of you are going to be pleased to hear about! this is going to help those of you who maybe have more complex deployments I know this is seen quite a bit in the education sector from the early days (traditional) where by…


Microsoft Office 365 – Service Request Emails Incorrect Recipients

I am noticing of late that people are asking questions regarding the alternative email behaviour for elevated user accounts in Office 365 and want confirmation of what email’s these elevated users should receive in terms of service update notifications billing (monthly invoices / notifications password reset emails User accounts that have Office 365 Administrator Roles…


Set Multi-factor Authentication for Microsoft Office 365

* I have updated this post to reflect information since MFA went into General Availability * Multi-factor authentication is an additional security measure to validate the identity of End Users. A secondary-authentication process gets initiated typically via an automated phone call to a mobile device or via a text message requiring a password. Microsoft also…


Using Office 365 for File Storage – SkyDrive Pro

Microsoft Launched SkyDrive Pro in Wave 15 of Office 365 which allowed all new adopters of the cloud service to use, Early adopters of Office 365 had to wait for the Wave 14 > Wave 15 scheduled upgrade before they could benefit from this service. Traditionally peoples perception of Office 365 was that it offered…


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…