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(2014-10-05) Presenting @ Experts Live 2014

Posted by Jorge on 2014-10-05


I’m going to present a session (in Dutch) about certificates in ADFS @ the Experts Live 2014 Conference on November 18th. The conference agenda can be found through the following link: http://www.expertslive.nl/index.php/programma/

DUTCH:

Sessie Titel: ADFS en Certificaten – Het is meer dan techniek alleen!

Sessie Abstract: Een ADFS infrastructuur is zeer afhankelijk van certificaten. De stabiliteit van een dergelijke infrastructuur staat of valt dus met de werking van de benodigde certificaten. Bij het ontsluiten van applicaties lokaal of in de cloud, is ADFS vaak niet het doel zelf, maar juist een middel om een ander hoger doel te bereiken. Wanneer de certificaten in ADFS niet de juiste aandacht krijgen, gaat het mogelijk na 1 of 2 jaar na de implementatie van ADFS behoorlijk mis. Bent u er op voorbereid om vooral de impact zo laag mogelijk te houden? In deze sessie zullen we alle ins en out tevoorschijn halen v.w.b. certificaten in ADFS.

ENGLISH:

Session Title: ADFS and Certificates – It is more than technology only!

Session Abstract: An ADFS infrastructure is very dependent on the use of certificates. The stability of such an infrastructure stands or falls with the operation of the required certificates. When connecting applications locally or in the cloud , ADFS itself is often not the goal itself, but rather a mean to achieve a higher goal. When the certificates in ADFS do not get the right attention, it is possible that after 1 or 2 years after the implementation of ADFS things go quite wrong. Are you prepared to keep the impact as low as possible? In this session , we’ll talk about all the ins and outs with regards to certificates in ADFS.

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Cheers,

Jorge

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(2012-10-22) Presenting At The Experts Conference (TEC) In Barcelona (Spain)

Posted by Jorge on 2012-10-22


As we speak, I’m preparing my presentation and demo’s for tomorrow (Tuesday, October 23rd 2012) about all object recovery methods in all Windows Server versions released until now. It will cover common information related to object recovery and then I will dive in into the technical specific for each method available. This presentation will  consist of two sessions of each 75 minutes and I will also show 4 demo’s, one for each method of recovering objects.

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Figure 1: Opening Slide Of Session

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain – Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I
  • Meeting Room: “J”
  • Time: 10:15 – 11:30 (part 1) & 11:30 – 12:45 (part 2)
  • Session Title: “The Evolution Of Object Recovery In AD – The Road To Perfection – A Technical Deep Dive (Part 1 and Part 2)”
  • Level: 400
  • Abstract: Since the beginning, when Active Directory was first released with Windows 2000 Server, the methods and means for object recovery in AD have evolved and improved each time a new version of Windows was released. In time, the technology made it more easy to recover objects and prevent the loss of data after recovery. We will start this session with an introduction to object recovery related topics, followed by an explanation of all object recovery methods in all versions of AD after an accidental (mass) deletion, including what’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows Server "8". The session will finish with recommendations around object recovery. This session consists of two parts (2x 75 min.) and will include multiple demos!
  • Bios (Dutch): Jorge de Almeida Pinto is Principal Consultant Infrastructure Services binnen Valid (http://www.valid.nl/). Binnen zijn functie heeft hij een sterke focus op Microsoft Identity and Access Management (IAM) technologieën. Aangezien zijn professionele passie in deze technologieën gevonden kan worden, heeft hij zich ook gespecialiseerd in Microsoft producten zoals Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS), Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM), Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) en Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) in contexten zoals analyse, ontwerpen, implementaties, migraties, troubleshooting en recovery.
    Jorge is Microsoft gecertificeerd (MCP, MCSE, MCITP, MCT) en is sinds januari 2006 MVP op het “Identity & Access – Directory Services” vlak.
    Een andere passie van Jorge is het spreken op conferenties en het schrijven van artikelen. Hij is sinds 2006 een frequente spreker op de “The Experts Conference (TEC)” van Quest en andere (Microsoft) conferenties en seminars en sinds 2005 schrijft hij artikelen in het technische blad "NetOpus/NetworkPro".
    Om voorop te blijven, participeert Jorge in beta programma’s van nieuwe Microsoft IAM gerelateerde producten en onderhoudt hij het contact met de Microsoft Product Group door het bijwonen van de jaarlijkse MVP Summit en de maandelijkse “Product Group Interaction Events”. Jorge heeft ook nog een blog welke gevonden kan worden op https://jorgequestforknowledge.wordpress.com/.
  • Bios (English): Jorge de Almeida Pinto is a Principal Consultant Infrastructure Services working for Valid (http://www.valid.nl/). Within his role he has a strong focus on Microsoft Identity and Access Management (IAM) technologies. Because his professional passion can be found in these technologies, he has specialized himself in Microsoft products such as Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS), Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM), Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) in contexts such as analysis, design, deployment, migration, troubleshooting and recovery.
    Jorge is Microsoft certified (MCP, MCSE, MCITP, MCT) and he has received the MVP Award for “Identity & Access – Directory Services” since January 2006.
    Another passion of Jorge is speaking at conferences and writing articles. He has been a frequent speaker at “The Experts Conference (TEC)” from Quest and other (Microsoft) conferences/seminars since 2006, and he has been writing articles in the Dutch technical magazine “NetOpus/NetworkPro” since 2005.
    To stay ahead, Jorge participates in beta programs of new Microsoft IAM related products and he maintains the contact with the Microsoft Product Group by attending the MVP Summit every year and by participating in the monthly “Product Group Interaction Events”. Jorge also has a blog, which can be found at
    https://jorgequestforknowledge.wordpress.com/.

With this I would like to thank:

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  • and of course,last but not least, “Valid” my employer (http://www.valid.nl/) for making this possible

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Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-02-16) Speaking At TEC 2011 In Las Vegas

Posted by Jorge on 2011-02-16


You may have heard it by now, and if not…TEC 2011 returns this year back to Las Vegas, the Red Rock Hotel. And… there’s something to celebrate! This year is the 10th DEC/TEC! Party!!!!!!

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Like every previous year I’m speaking at TEC. This year I’m delivering two sessions, one session about Active Directory and one session about FIM 2010.

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THE ABSTRACTS OF MY SESSIONS ARE:

[‘1’] Locating Domain Controllers For Authentication And Access To The Default Domain DFS Share (SYSVOL)

Speaker: Jorge de Almeida Pinto

This session will focus on locating Active Directory Domain Controllers for two very important processes. The first process is authenticating accounts in AD followed by the process to access data stored on the default domain DFS share "SYSVOL" such as for example GPOs and logon scripts. Each process uses its own mechanism to locate a domain controller to service the request that’s being made. Both processes will be explained in detail in terms of how these work and how these interact with each other. To put everything together, a use case will be used to highlight the configurations even better. If time allows, a demo will be part of the presentation.

[2] Scripting The Migration Of The FIM 2010 Configuration Between Different Instances – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Speaker: Jorge de Almeida Pinto

In addition to the Synchronization Engine, FIM now also has a Portal. Both the Portal and the Synchronization Engine contain configuration items that determine the behavior FIM2010. When having multiple instances of FIM 2010 (Development, Test, Production) it is important to have a semi-automated process that is able to migrate the configuration of one instance into the other instance as easily as possible. This session will focus on using the configuration export tooling, which is available within FIM, including experiences and best practices. If time allows, a demo will be part of the presentation.

For more information about other session abstracts, click on the corresponding category to go there.

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Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2010-08-09) Speaking At TechED 2010? That’s Up To You!

Posted by Jorge on 2010-08-09


I have proposed to speak at TechED 2010 about the following: "DC Locator in AD for authN and SYSVOL/NETLOGON".

Please go to the following website and vote for my session called "Locating Domain Controllers for AuthN and SYSVOL/NETLOGON Access"

Then click on the word ADD on the right of you screen.

THANKS!

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2010-08-09) Speaking At TEC Europe 2010 In October – It’s Almost Time!

Posted by Jorge on 2010-08-09


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Yes, it’s that time of the year again! TEC 2010 EUROPE is coming and is planned for the first week of October 2010. This time you can find us in Dusseldorf. I’ll be delivering one pre-conference workshops this year about disaster recovery together with Guido Grillenmeijer, Gil Kirkpatrick and Ulf "who’s ya daddy" Simon-Weidner. The four of us are the "Masters of Disaster" 🙂

In addition to that I’ll be presenting about the DC Locator in AD for authN and SYSVOL/NETLOGON. From what I know right now, my session is scheduled on monday. There is a reason for it. Exactly one week later on October 11th we are expecting our new baby. We are hoping he/she comes a day earlier like Anne, so that his/her birthday will be: 10-10-10.

Information about the conference:

Make sure you are there and do not miss this!

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2010-05-18) Experts Live 2010 – Dutch Event

Posted by Jorge on 2010-05-18


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This is a Dutch event I will be speaking at, so the following text will be in Dutch.

Experts Live is het kennis evenement rondom Microsoft Infra & Security, Unified Communication, Virtualisatie en Management met System Center. Over de dag worden 17 sessies gepresenteerd door vak specialisten met o.a. een Microsoft MVP status, hiermee garanderen wij u als bezoeker het hoogste kennisniveau. In de breakout sessies worden o.a. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010, OCS 2007 R2, Hyper-V, System Center en Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 hands-on gedemonstreerd.

Ik zal zelf de sessie verzorgen over Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010. De abstract van de sessie is:

Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007 FP1 bevat een zeer krachtige "provisioning" en "synchronization" engine voor het beheren van identiteiten in gekoppelde systemen op basis van voorgedefinieerde regels en conventies. De opvolger van ILM 2007 FP1, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, maakt eveneens gebruik van diezelfde engine welke is verbeterd en aangepast voor de ondersteuning van nieuwe mogelijkheden. Additioneel, biedt FIM 2010 een webportal voor het beheren van identeitdata door zowel data beheerders en gebruikers (self-service). Andere interessante functionaliteiten zijn de integratie met Outlook/Exchange voor "workflow and approvals" en "self-service password reset". In deze sessie zullen we kort naar de mogelijkheden van ILM 2007 FP1 kijken en vanuit daar verder gaan met de mogelijkheden van FIM 2010. In deze sessie zal eveneens een demo worden gegeven.

Meer informatie over dit event kan gevonden worden op: http://www.expertslive.nl/

Zorg dat je erbij bent!

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2010-04-01) Developing An Active Directory Forest Recovery Plan

Posted by Jorge on 2010-04-01


Original Source: http://theexpertscommunity.com/item/view/id/3070

Original Author: Gil Kirkpatrick



I’m working with Guido Grillenmeier, Jorge de Almeida Pinto, and Ulf B. Simon-Weidner on the Masters of Disaster Active Directory Disaster Recovery workshops for TEC this year, and I have to say that I am very excited by the results so far.

Several years ago, Guido and I did the first "Masters of Disaster" workshops on AD disaster recovery, and they were very well received. Most of the workshop was focused on data recovery, e.g. recovering deleted users, groups, and so on, which was a new concept for most people. The final exercise of that workshop was a full forest recovery scenario, but in fact most people never managed to get all the way through the forest recovery process. It was complicated, the VMs were slow, and frankly, leaving the thorny forest recovery process to the end of an exhausting 8 hour workshop when the cold beer and nachos were calling probably wasn’t the smartest idea I ever had, either.

Since then, I’ve talked to a lot of people about disaster recovery planning for AD. Most people have sorted out the data recovery problem, either by using the native tools, or by using Quest’s Recover Manager for AD. But I am shocked at the number of companies that still have not developed a forest recovery plan. At a recent series of breakfast seminars I did here in Australia, fewer than 20% of the companies represented had developed a forest recovery plan. And these are large organizations whose IT infrastructure completely depends on Active Directory. And in case you’re wondering, NO, downloading and reading Microsoft’s forest recovery whitepaper does NOT count as a disaster recovery plan!

We decided to bring the Masters of Disaster workshops back to TEC this year, but with several important changes. First off, we’re not going to try to host 200 lab VMs on a massive blade rack and SAN… those of you who were at TEC at the Red Rock in Las Vegas know what I’m talking about. 🙂 This year, each person will have their own server with VMs running on them. But more importantly, we’ve broken the workshop into two pieces. The first 4-hour workshop focuses on AD data recovery using authoritative restore, tombstone reanimation, and the new AD recycle bin in WS2008 R2. Jorge has put together a great lab book for this session, and I think you’ll really get a lot out of it. The second 4-hour workshop is focused on developing a forest recovery plan. We will walk you through the steps of developing a forest recovery plan in your own organization, taking into account things like recovery SLAs, mission-critical applications, remote sites, and so on. Using that knowledge, you’ll then develop a plan for the lab forest using templates and worksheets that we will provide. Finally, you’ll get to recover the lab forest using the plan that you created! How cool is that? And the best part is that you can take those templates and worksheets back to work with you and start working with your DR team to develop your organization’s own forest recovery plan.

So now there’s no excuse for not having a forest recovery plan for your organization’s Active Directory. We’ll walk you through how to build the plan, give you the materials to develop your plan back at the office, and we’ll give you a chance to execute a forest recovery in a hands-on lab environment. And when you’re done, you’ll be fully-fledged, card-carrying Master of Active Directory Disaster yourself!

So don’t be a drongo and wait for your AD to go cactus. Give the workshop a go, it’ll be bonzer!

I hope to see you at TEC in LA!



Cheers,
Jorge
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(2010-03-08) Speaking At TEC 2010 USA (Los Angeles)

Posted by Jorge on 2010-03-08


Yes, it’s that time of the year again! TEC 2010 USA is coming and is planned for the last week of April 2010. It is not is Las Vegas and it is not in Chicago. It is in Los Angeles this time. I’ll be delivering two pre-conference workshops this year about disaster recovery together with Guido Grillenmeijer and Gil Kirkpatrick. The three of us are the "Masters of Disaster" J

In addition to that I’ll be presenting about the DC Locator in AD for authN and SYSVOL/NETLOGON

Information about the conference:

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2010-03-08) Speaking At Microsoft TechDays 2010 In Antwerp (Belgium)

Posted by Jorge on 2010-03-08


Microsoft is organizing an event at the end of the month called Microsoft TechDays 2010. The location is the Metropolis in Antwerp (like last year). Amongst others, I’m one of the speakers and I’ll be talking about Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010. I hope to see you there!

Information about the conference:

My session: March 31st, 17:45-19:00

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Cheers,
Jorge
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(2009-04-15) A New Career Always Starts At TEC!

Posted by Jorge on 2009-04-15


Things happen at TEC you know?! J

During Stuart Kwan’s keynote session, Stuart issued a challenge to the DS MVPs to specify a list of feature requests in new versions of the OS. That list however, had to be delivered in the form of an Elvis Presley song. We happily accepted the challenge AND delivered it through a video! J You cannot imagine the things you can do when beers are included.

The song we created is based on "Don’t Step on my Blue Suede Shoes". Check out the hand on Guido’s shoulder and what do you think about my great Elvis impersonation??? J

Oh, of course you want to see the video…. (Click on the PLAY button and make sure to turn on the sound!)

<LYRICS>

v.1 was the money

v.2 for the show

v.3 got you ready, now go go go

So don’t you

Recycle my new OU

You can do anything

But can you RTM ILM 2?

Can you give us some prune and

Can you give us some graft?

You better make us happy

So don’t give us the shaft.

took a purdy name and you made it a mess

Leave it as ADAM, not LDS

So don’t you

Recycle my new OU

You can do anything

But can you RTM ILM 2?

Now that you’ve got – an Identity Suite

Gimme some lovin on schema delete,

I need multi-domain on a single DC

I’m talkin’ ’bout writable not a GC

So don’t you

Recycle my new OU

You can do anything

But can you RTM ILM 2?

Who killed LDAP, and didn’t tell me.

What the hell’s a web-service doin’ on a DC.

Give me a GUI, not command-line hell

I need a management solution, not Power—WHAT?!?

…. <camera pans>

So don’t you

Recycle my new OU

You can do anything

But can you RTM ILM 2?

….wait a few seconds

<Jorge in Elvis mode> than’ ya, than’ ya very much! </Jorge in Elvis mode>

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We even made it into Windows IT Pro as a Web Exclusive!

"I’m a star!" whoo-hoo…

Cheers, ehhh I mean…."than’ ya, than’ ya very much!" J

Cheers,
Jorge
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