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Today I attended a Federal Government briefing at the Microsoft offices in Canberra. The agenda covered a wide area of topics, all relevant to Government and other sectors.  These are my raw notes, taken during each session.  I apologise in advance if they appear incoherent; I was put to task […]

Microsoft Federal Government Briefing – September 2016





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Intro Windows 10 was officially released last week.  In the wake of the release, concerns have surfaced about privacy and control issues which are enabled by default in all popular versions of the new Windows – including Enterprise edition.  We’ll take a look at what reasonable steps you could (or […]

Privacy in Windows 10






Tonight I finally got around to installing the recently released Windows Server Technical Preview 2, which was published around the time of the annual BuildConf in the US. So I ran up a Hyper-V image and hit the standard product selection screen.  I was greeted, as it has been rumoured, […]

First look: Windows Server Technical Preview 2 and ADFS vNext




Introduction We have a requirement at the moment to modify AD FS 3.0 (which is a role in Windows Server 2012 R2) to allow users to authenticate without having to specify the domain name.  This is for two reasons – the current external system doesn’t have a requirement to prefix […]

Using alterative AD attributes to authenticate to AD FS 3.0