New hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3646.0) is available for FIM 2010 R2

A new hotfix rollup package for FIM 2010 R2 was released shortly.

Hotfix release build numbers are:

  • Forefront Identity Manager     4.1.3646.0
  • BHOLD     5.0.3079.0
  • Access Management Connector     5.0.3079.0

There are a lot of fixes for nearly all part of FIM, see Release Notes for more details.

You can directly download this hotfix here.

 

Azure AD Connect (AADConnect) now generally available (GA)

Today I saw the announcement of GA of AADConnect on the Microsoft Directory blog:

You can download the binaries from here.

AADConnect is a complete replacement and enhancement to DirSync and also AADSync.
With the release of this RTM both older tools should be in your mind as deprecated.

Here are some features provides by AADConnect:

  • Enable your users to perform self-service password reset in the cloud with write-back to on premises AD
  • Enable provisioning from the cloud with user write back to on premises AD
  • Enable write back of “Groups in Office 365” to on premises distribution groups in a forest with Exchange
  • Enable device write back so that your on-premises access control policies enforced by ADFS can recognize devices that registered with Azure AD. This includes the recently announced support for Azure AD Join in Windows 10.
  • Sync custom directory attributes to your Azure Active Directory tenant and consume it from your cloud applications
  • Multi Forest Support
  • Wizard for setting up ADFS and WAP Server directly from the main wizard via Remote PowerShell
  • Staging Mode for testing or other purposes

Keep in mind even this is a RTM you will eventually face some issues because some of the features like user writeback are still in preview in Azure AD.

In addition Azure AD Connect health has also reached GA.

 

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