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SQL Always On Availability Groups for MIM

Image from: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/virtual-machines/windows/availability-group-overview Edited July 2 2022 after reviewing my Facebook discussion with Eugene Sergeev on Microsoft’s product team. 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 – not without a huge caveat! What do you mean it won’t give us Automatic Instant Failover?

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Wanted: Up and coming Cyber Security Professionals

Cyber Security – Identity Management Implementer Secure your identities against the dangers of the Cyber World, automate the repetitive, and empower your users! Let’s Shut the front door on the most obvious vector for Cyber-attacks Reduce the IT department’s compliance burden (SOX, HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, ISO etc). Free IT people to do tasks that require more brain power By Automating the drone-like work of managing user identities

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MIM Portal Groups whose displayedOwner isn't among the Owners

In the MIM Portal it will create issues if you have a group whose displayedOwner isn’t among the objects in the multivalued reference attribute Owner. Querying this through XPath is just about impossible so here is the SQL query to do it. SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED GO​ USE FIMService​ GO​ ​ SELECT DOwn.* FROM (​ SELECT groupObjID = G.[objectID]  , GroupDisplayName = GAOVS.ValueString  , userDisplayName= UAOVS.ValueString

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Latency vs the Cloud

“The cloud is so fast! We can spin up servers and services so quickly to extend our environment and then all the users across the globe can access these services, so why does it take so long for you to get our users into the cloud?” (Latency) x (# of Round Trips) Most Cloud Identity Management APIs are built so that consumers must retrieve the data one object at a time or load it one object at a time.

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MIM Open Source Schedulers

A friend have point out that my run script was men… Andas - Apr 0, 2019A friend have point out that my run script was mentioned in you blog. Have new version that I have used some time but not update on Github, have done so now. The new version have some nice more functions, so you may script disconnects and previews. I also recommend take look on MIM-Powershell-Agent, that is powershell agent and is passible run rules extensions as powershell script in MIM for any other.

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MIM Open Source Schedulers

Your MIM installation is in, the config is done, programming all set and now to automate the running of the Management Agents. Options? Most people use Windows Task Scheduler with a PowerShell script or VBScript – which works but can get cumbersome to maintain. With my SQL Server background, I often use SQL Server Agent Jobs because it has much better follow up and executing database commands. Task Scheduler – runs as a windows service

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How to Be an MVP in Life -- Launching Nov 27th

We are launching my new book, “How to Be an MVP in Life: Lessons in Living and Leadership from Sports & Tech MVPs” on November 27th. It is available now for Pre-order at Amazon. Featuring an interview with the 2016 World Series MVP, Ben Zobrist, stories about 2-time Pro-Sports MVPs: Steve Nash, Dale Murphy, Steve Young and Sid the Kid Crosby, as well as interviews with 18 Microsoft MVPs. More info

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Missing the old Directory Experts Conference? Try HIP!

On Monday, Nov 5th, and Tuesday the 6th I will be attending and speaking at the Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference in NYC. On Monday at 4 PM I will be giving an updated version of Top Lessons Learned from Disasters in Identity Management as well as a sneak peek of my new book, How to be an MVP in Life. I am very excited to attend this conference. Thanks to Darren Mar-Elia and Micky Bresman at Semperis for putting it all together.

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12 time MVP writes book on MVPs

Soon I will be adding the 2018-2019 ring onto this trophy. This makes 12 times starting back in 2007. The MVP program means a lot to me. So I have written a book about MVPs in both tech and sports. It will be coming out soon. I could use your help with the title. Thanks, David http://feeds.feedburner.com/IdentityLifecycleManagerilmBestPractices

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European Identity Conference 2018 - Wednesday

Jet lag and other issues caught up with me the next day (Tuesday) and I didn’t attend any sessions :( One thing I love is that most presentations including keynotes are only 20 min long so even when we get a terrible one – we know it will be over soon. But most of the sessions were good and some were great! My first Wednesday session was listening to Sebastian Goodrick of SUVA and Dr.

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