Managing User Identities in ADFS

Windows Active Directory - Now MicroNow Micro’s Micah Linehan identifies common issues with identities in an ADFS environment and provides insight on how ADFS and directory synchronization actually work.

User Creations and Troubleshooting
User management after deploying ADFS can be more confusing to the direct staff and those who support it. For example,

  • Are the addresses stuck as .onmicrosoft.com and not switching?
  • Are staff unable to add in alternate email addresses?
  • What about directory synchronization errors?

It is amazing how simple process and workflow user account provisioning can remediate most of those issues. Here are a few things that can ease a lot of issues with user identities:

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Microsoft Office 365: Down to Basics

Wondering if Office 365 is Right For Your Organization? Now Micro’s Micah Linehan Lays Out the Basics to Get You Started.

Microsoft Office 365 - Now MicroWhat is Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 is a high availability hosted environment for Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint. They are all nested under a single environment that can be managed almost identically to an on premise environment without the headaches of patching, server maintenance, storage management, database corruption, and all others that can arise in an internal environment.

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Now Micro Named to CRN’s 2014 Solution Provider 500 List

Now Micro is honored to be recognized by CRN’s on its annual Solution Provider (SP500) list.

CRN Solution Provider 500 - Now MicroNow Micro made the 2014 ranked list of the Channel’s Top Technology Integrators. CRN’s prestigious Solution Provider 500 list also included some of the most recognized names in the technology industry, including IBM, HP, and Dell.

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Now Micro Launches Right Click Tools 2.1 for System Center ConfigMgr 2012

The Now Micro Right Click Tools 2.1 is Now Available and Free to Download.

Now Micro’s Systems Consultant, Ryan Ephgrave, released a new version of the Now Micro Right Click Tools for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 on May 15, 2014.

The main goal for this update was to make the collection of tools faster. Not only does this latest version include new features and bug fixes, but performance has increased 20-fold! Some of the new features added to this release include advanced show collections, additional columns, and bug fixes.

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Now Micro’s Nash Pherson Awarded Microsoft MVP Award

Now Micro’s Nash Pherson has been honored with the 2014 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award.

Nash Pherson - Now Micro

Nash Pherson, Senior Systems Consultant at Now Micro, has been recognized as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Enterprise Client Management.

Microsoft’s annual award recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Along with only 10 other awardees in the nation, Nash Pherson represents a highly select group of experts. Microsoft MVP’s are expert community leaders who share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to the community. MVPs’ efforts contribute to the industry’s success by sharing their knowledge and experiences and providing objective feedback—they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities.

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How to Protect Your Business From the “XPocalypse”

Support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. Don’t let your PC go unprotected. Now Micro offers tips for protecting your organization’s security as Windows XP approaches end of life on April 8, 2014.

Microsoft Windows XPAs Windows XP approaches end of life on April 8, 2014, organizations throughout the world are feeling the effects. Technical assistance will no longer be available, including security updates that protect personal computers.

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Powerful New SRC Solution Added to Now Micro Digital Signage Media Players

Now Micro Intelligent Systems with SRC BenefitsFirst-of-its-kind System Recovery Console (SRC) lets users quickly roll back to a previous day’s backup—saving customers time and resources.

Now Micro unveiled new functionality for its Intelligent Systems called the System Recovery Console (SRC). Unlike any other software on the market, Now Micro Intelligent Systems with SRC allow customers to backup and restore the system while the operating system is running. The new functionality saves customers the considerable time and resources associated with traditional backup and recovery.

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Now Micro Right Click Tools for ConfigMgr to be Unveiled at System Center Universe

Microsoft MVP, Kent Agerlund, will be divulging the details of Now Micro Right Click Tools for ConfigMgr at System Center Universe on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

During his highly-anticipated “Community Tools” session at the System Center Universe 2014 conference, Microsoft MVP, Kent Agerlund, will unveil the world premiere of the Now Micro Right Click Tools. Kent will be demonstrating how the Now Micro Right Click Tools supercharge the Configuration Manager console for help desk staff and systems administrators.

Originally created by Ryan Ephgrave as the PowerShell Right Click Tools, the Now Micro Right Click Tools enhance organizations’ value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

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Now Micro Achieves VMware Enterprise Partner Status

Now Micro is excited to announce the achievement of reaching VMware Enterprise Partner Status.

VMware solution providers at the Enterprise level are required to help customers design, plan, and deploy sophisticated virtual infrastructures to meet the technical and business needs of customers. Strong technical knowledge, plan and design best practices, and a clear understanding of the technical capabilities of products are essential. Now Micro’s Enterprise level certification demonstrates the extensive expertise in working with VMware technologies by earning the Enterprise Partner status.

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