Set-MsolAdfscontext Authentication Error

You are setting up Office 365 ADFS/SSO, you are connected to your Office 365 tenant with Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell, you are trying to run Set-MsolAdfscontext -Computer <ADFS server FQDN> but keep getting prompted for your Windows credential and eventually receive an authentication error, you make sure that the Windows AD account…

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Killing two birds with one stone: SharePoint HA and DR with stretch farm, and everything you want to know about it

A single SharePoint farm running across multiple data centers is called a “stretch farm”. Using a stretched SharePoint farm, you can provide fault tolerance by following the standard guidance for making databases and service applications redundant. Therefore you can achieve high availability and disaster recovery at the same time. You can follow this articles to set…

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Passed all 4 SharePoint 2010 MCP exams at TechReady

 I passed all 4 SharePoint 2010 MCP exams at TechReady-12 (a Microsoft field employees only tech conference) and have gained following new MCP titles: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): SharePoint Developer 2010 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): SharePoint Administrator 2010 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SharePoint 2010, Configuration  SharePoint 2010, Application Development Here are the…

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Dealing with SAML token “The signature verification failed” error

If you are working with WIF and SAML tokens, chances are you have seen “The signature verification failed” error. It happened to me and almost drove me crazy! Signed SAML tokens are very elegant XML documents/nodes. You are not supposed to touch it once it is generated and signed, because even a space added or removed would cause…

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