Azure AD Domain Services

Overview

Azure Infrastructure Services enable you to deploy a wide range of computing solutions in an agile manner. With Azure Virtual Machines, you can deploy nearly instantaneously and you pay only by the minute. Using support for Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and BizTalk, you can deploy any workload, any language, on nearly any operating system. These benefits enable you to migrate legacy applications deployed on-premises to Azure, in order save on operational expenses.

A key aspect of migrating on-premises applications to Azure is handling the identity needs of these applications. Directory-aware applications may rely on LDAP for read or write access to the corporate directory or rely on Windows Integrated Authentication (Kerberos or NTLM authentication) to authenticate end-users. Line of business applications running on Windows Server are typically deployed on domain joined machines, so they can be managed securely using Group Policy. In order to ‘lift-and-shift’ on-premises applications to the cloud, these dependencies on the corporate identity infrastructure need to be resolved.

In order to satisfy the identity needs of their applications deployed in Azure, administrators often turn to one of the following solutions:

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Product Review: Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery

Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery tool recovers corrupt EDB (Exchange Database) files and extracts emails, contacts, calendars, tasks and other mailbox components from inaccessible user mailboxes.

Since the Exchange Server incorporates a vast architecture, any type of inappropriate functionality interferes with the smooth functionality of the business. The Exchange Recovery software can handle all such issues and has the ability to bring the business to a running state. Other issues include:

  • When intensity of corruption is high and Exchange built-in utilities (Eseutil.exe and Isinteg.exe) fails to repair the damaged mailboxes
  • In case, the files are lost due to software or hardware malfunction

The tool does the following:

  • Recovers data that is lost due to Jet database engine malfunction and error(s)
  • Recovers mailbox data in case of dirty Server shutdown situation

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I’m Microsoft MVP Office Servers and Services Again

I am pleased to announce that I have been re-given the Microsoft MVP award for Office Servers and Services for another year.

This is my Fourth Year MVP award after quite an exciting year, the last 12 months has been an incredible experience.

I have so many plans for the next year, but for now let me just say thank you to Microsoft,

the Office Servers and Services product group, my fellow MVPs, and of course you the readers of this site for your continued support.

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Office 365 CodeTwo Backup,Offline mailbox backup & restore solution for Office 365

CodeTwo Backup lets you perform full or granular backups of multiple Office 365 mailboxes directly to your local drives. Thanks to brick-level storage and advanced search options, you can backup and restore entire mailboxes or selected types of mailbox data – from email folders, calendars or contacts to individual items like single messages or attachments.

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