In an on-premises world the de facto enterprise identity solution is Active Directory (Directory Services) and in the Microsoft cloud it is Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
I am once again honoured to be a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Directory Services. Since first becoming an MVP in 2009, the Directory Services designation has evolved to cover many complimentary technologies and solutions in both on-premises and cloud solutions, such as traditional Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. Microsoft's rate of innovation … Continue reading Directory Services: MVP Renewed.
It never fails to amaze me how ones words and actions can directly and indirectly influence another person’s actions or even alter their career path. Over the years I have always tried to share my knowledge with my peers and the IT community as a whole and yesterday I felt rather humbled to receive this … Continue reading Thought Leadership.
This summary stems from a brief conversation within a peer circle. A parallax perspective on the issue of passwords. Most IT organisations have an IT Security policy, which defines the required password parameters for an organisation. Active Directory provides a method to enforce the password parameters, from their complexity and length to the frequency that they must … Continue reading The hidden benefit of hacking your own Active Directory?
The Microsoft MVP summit was held last week (3rd - 7th November) in Redmond, where I had the good fortune to spend the week with members of various Microsoft product teams that are responsible for what we commonly know as Active Directory. I can genuinely say that in technology terms I have not been this interested in the … Continue reading Active Directory: What to learn next?
There are so many things to learn about in life, that I rarely find time to read fiction and over time I appear to have made an unconscious decision to subscribe to constant or “lifelong learning”. This may appear to directly contradict what I stated in this post , but lifelong learning does not necessarily … Continue reading Lifelong Learning
I am at the point of my working career where effectively I don't need to be managed, I know my role, I know how to behave and I am also very aware of what will happen if I don't perform. I have learned to ask what the priorities to the business are and I work … Continue reading I don’t need to be managed but I do need a mentor.