Blog Posts

What is Azure File Sync (AFS) and how to set it up?

Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Azure File Sync (AFS). So, what is Azure File Sync (AFS)? Azure File Sync is a cloud based backup solution for backing up and providing disaster recovery options for a single, or multiple file shares within a server, or multiple servers. This eliminates network and storage complexity and capacity planning, as […]

ADFS Monitoring with Azure, OMS, SCOM 2016

ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) has really taken flight since the inception of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. Getting your on-premises environment configured with online identity services such as Azure, and having the SSO (Single Sign-On) abilities makes ADFS fundamental. Implementing ADFS is one thing, but what about monitoring your ADFS environment? The following […]

Differences Between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory

Lately, a lot of people keep asking, “What’s the difference between Active Directory, and Azure Active Directory?” Well, in short, a lot! Here is my take on it, and my typical response to customers. One thing to note is, Azure Active Directory (AAD) and traditional/on-premises Active Directory (AD) are similar yet two very different things. […]

Add computer OU column to SCCM reports

There a various reports that I would like to add a column which includes the computer OU.  I don’t know SQL so I was wondering if I could get help to create a query.  A couple of the reports in particular I want to add the computer OU column to are the Inactive clients details […]

Free E-book: Inside #MSOMS v2 now available

It took us some time but we’ve managed to update the one and only free OMS book. We had plans to release it earlier but unforeseen things has happened which prevented us to do it earlier. I hope you will understand but you will still enjoy it. The other authors and me put a lot […]

Migrating Notifications from SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016

When upgrading a SCOM environment from 2012R2 (or 2012) to 2016, one of the most time demanding tasks can be replicating the notifications settings. In my case, I had to do a brand new install, and needed some way to migrate the notifications configuration from the old SCOM environment to the new. Luckily there is […]