With the impending release of Windows Server 2016, we will soon have a new version of AD FS available to use with our various cloud deployments. I thought this would be a good time to start looking at the new features and functionality of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in the new version of Windows Server.
In this post, I’m going to introduce three new features to AD FS in Windows Server 2016: The upgrade process, improved auditing, and the AD FS rapid restore tool. In a future blog post (after Windows Server 2016 is released), I’ll dive into the specifics of setting up and using each of these features. Read More
A couple of weeks ago I published a script that assists with switching your Office 365 authentication method from federated to managed and back again. After playing with the script for a while, I have realized that I had made a couple of incorrect assumptions about the rep-requisites for this script. Read More
Deploying ADFS for use with Office 365 is intended to give users a single sign-on experience. As anyone who has deployed Office 365 will tell you, you don’t really get true single sign-on. Depending on the type of client you are using, your “single sign-on” experience can vary pretty widely. The Lync and CRM online clients do give users single sign-on, but Outlook does not. Sitting in the middle you have the experience of logging into the Office 365 Portal. Read More