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  • SQL HA with MIM

    MIM 2016 SP2 (and 4.4.1459.0 or later supports SQL Server Always On Availability Groups (AG)! Yeah! Ok let’s implement it!  But wait it won’t give us all we hope for! Up to the moment distributed backup of the data — yes! Automatic instant failover — no! Let’s discuss what AG’s give us over the old […]

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  • Catch David speaking at European Identity Conference 2018 in Munich this May

    Catch David speaking at Kuppinger Cole’s European Identity Conference on Top 10 Lessons from Disasters in Identity Management in May in Munich. With great automation-capability comes great responsibility! Come discuss and learn vital lessons gleaned from disasters in Identity Management. So if you would like your disaster story to be considered for inclusion let me know. I would […]

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  • Cloud Identity Summit 2017

    At the 2017 Cloud Identity Summit, David spoke on The Intersection of Finance and Identity Management

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  • Finding my groove, again

    In 2017 and the beginning of 2018 I have had some rough times. The Long and the Short of it is that late last year my mother passed away in the hospital. Then early this year, my father died, probably of a broken heart. Thanks to many friends from church, our neighborhood, professionally, other Microsoft […]

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  • FIM Sync Flow with ScreenShots and Code snippets

    Years ago Brad Turner and I created a Flow Chart of FIM data flow with Screenshots and Code snippets. Some of the code examples are funny and it still says ILM rather than FIM. It also doesn’t include filter based out bound filter-based sync rules that came with R2. Bearing those things in mind it […]

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  • Speaking at 2015 Redmond Summit (Jan 27-29 ’15)

    I will be speaking at the 2015 Redmond Summit: Where Identity Meets Enterprise Mobility.This summit is put on by my friends at Oxford Computer Group. I will be speaking on Password Sync vs.  ADFS. Then the next day I will speak on the Business track about How Identity Management Impacts the Bottom Line. See you […]

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  • Projects and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

    Is it done yet? What’s the status? How much longer? If I get asked these questions too often on a project I take a moment to explain about Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. Which states states that you can’t know both the position and velocity of an electron because in measuring the one you alter the other. […]

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  • Good RID(ance, I mean issuance)

    As we know a SID is 12 Bytes long or 96 bits long and is composed of several components, among them the domain identifier and the relative identifier or RID of a particular object. The RID is 30 bits long which means you have approximately 1 billion RIDs. So while you think it is unlikely that […]

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  • FIM Deprecated Features FIM TEAM user group meeting

    So in 1 hr and 20 min I will present on November 13, 2013 21:00 UTCSee when this is in your timezoneDavid LundellImpact of deprecated features.This session will go over various deprecated features that the FIM product group have announced are to be eliminated in future releases, such as XMA v1 (ECMA v1), transaction properties, […]

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  • MS13-066 causes ADFS 2.0 problems

    Microsoft put out a release day before yesterday (8/13/13) to fix a security vulnerability in ADFS 2.0 It caused an outage for SSO with Office365 for a customer of ours (they had the servers set to auto update). http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-066 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2843639 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2843638 At the moment we recommend NOT installing these updates. We saw the following error […]

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