Service News Category: Microsoft Infrastructure

  • The UW Microsoft sign in experience is changing

    May 13, 2021

    Over the next month, your Microsoft sign in experience for the UW will change to be simpler while remaining secure. Check out the new experience rolling out next month.  If you encounter an error when you sign in to Microsoft on June 17, check out the troubleshooting guide to learn what to do. General communication…

  • 2017 October: Ask the MI team

    October 18, 2017

      Here’s a slide deck for an event hosted by the Microsoft Technology community. askTheMiTeam  

  • SMBv1 disabled on NETID domain controllers

    October 4, 2017

    We disabled SMBv1 on all domain controllers for the NETID Windows domain. Over the past couple months, we reached out to customers with resolvable client hostnames which were using SMBv1 to connect to the NETID domain controllers to let them know about this planned change. For somewhat obvious reasons, we didn’t want to publicize that…

  • NETID domain controller upgrades: 8/2 – 8/28/2017

    July 21, 2017

    Several changes are planned for the NETID domain service. What: All NETID domain controllers (DCs) will be replaced with new servers running Windows Server 2016. An additional design change will happen during this process of relying on InCommon CA issued certificates for LDAPS access, replacing the existing design that leverages UW CA issued certificates. When:…

  • 2017 April

    April 21, 2017

    Here’s our semi-annual newsletter update on recent happenings with the Microsoft Infrastructure.   ==== New Capabilities and Improvements ====   * Self-service Azure AD application identities. On 2/15/2017, we enabled UW users to create and integrate Azure AD application identities. This provides an easy way for developers to integrate with UW identities, but also allows…

  • LAPS – Local Administrator Password Solution

    A new capability is available to delegated OU customers.   What and When: As of yesterday, a new capability is available allowing automated management of a Windows computer local admin password. This includes delegated password escrow.   What you need to do: Use of this capability is optional and requires you to take action if…

  • Consistent group naming in Microsoft Infrastructure services

    April 10, 2017

    A change in how group names are populated will occur to ensure a more consistent user experience across service interfaces which leverage Microsoft Infrastructure (MI).   What and When: On April 26th, we’ll be making a couple changes related to group naming in Microsoft Infrastructure (MI). These changes may take as much as a day…

  • Delegated OU role group changes

    March 29, 2017

    The role groups for delegated OUs will be changing. Delegated OU role groups are those groups which Microsoft Infrastructure provides to delegate permissions in your delegated OU.   What and When: Later today March 29th, 2017, there will be two changes to the delegated OU role groups.   First, all delegated OU role groups will…

  • Microsoft LAPS schema and permission changes

    March 28, 2017

    The NETID Active Directory will have minor changes to set the stage to add support for LAPS, a Microsoft provided capability, for delegated OU customers.   What and When: On Friday March 31, 2017, the Microsoft Infrastructure (MI) team will be making a change to the NETID domain in preparation to implement Microsoft’s Local Administrator…

  • Microsoft Infrastructure to add Preferred Name data: 3/1/2017

    February 17, 2017

    The Microsoft Infrastructure service will add the Preferred Name data source to its existing identity data.   What and When   On Wednesday March 1 2017, Microsoft Infrastructure will replace its existing identity data agent with a new one. The new system will add the Preferred Name data source to the existing name algorithm, giving…