Monthly Archives: February 2016

Office 365 introduces different update cycles for Office 2016 apps

Based on the Office 2016 update model, that Microsoft released last year, Office 365 is now introducing the option to control how often updates are introduced to the Office 365 Client apps. Note that the ability to change the update channel only applies to 2016 editions of Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Project Pro… Read More »

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.105.0 released

A new version of Azure AD Connect has just been released; 2016 February, build 1.1.105.0 This version introduces a series of new and highly sought out features, including the option to configure Domain and OU filtering during the installation wizard process, an automatic upgrade feature (only for Express configuration), and a reduction of the default… Read More »

Important security update released for ADFS 3.0

A new February 9, 2016 update resolves a vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). If an attacker successfully exploits this vulnerability, by sending certain input during forms-based authentication to an ADFS server, this can cause the server to become nonresponsive. The new update addresses the vulnerability by adding additional checks on input data during… Read More »

How to request custom certificates using the MMC snapin

A common misunderstand is that creating a certificate signing request (CSR) requires an Internet Information Service (IIS), an Exchange Admin Center console. On any Windows computer, you can use the Certificates MMC snap-in to create custom certificate signing requests, like SAN certificates for web server (for server authentication). First open the Certificates MMC snap-in: Log… Read More »