Service News Category: Microsoft Infrastructure

Azure Active Directory application identities: risk mitigation

What is happening and when:   This notice is to make you aware that UW-IT’s Azure AD service design is changing fundamentally, providing risk mitigation processes as well as new capabilities.   On Wednesday, February 15, UW-IT will change its approach to Azure Active Directory (AD) application identities to make them easier for users to…

Azure Active Directory application identity availability

This change is being rescheduled to allow for further review and testing.  The new release date is planned for February 15th, and a reminder will be sent before the change is made.     If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change,  Azure Active Directory, or managing confidential data in any of your…

Azure Active Directory application identity availability

What and when On Wednesday, January 11, UW-IT will change its approach to Azure Active Directory (AD) application identities to make them significantly easier for users to obtain and use. This change also provides: Mitigation where there may be risks due to integration with UW confidential data New capabilities you may wish to leverage  …

Azure AD user and group info sync outage

Azure AD user and group info sync outage   What and When Today through Monday morning, January 9th, UW-IT is replacing the infrastructure which provisions user and group information to Azure Active Directory, which Exchange, Sharepoint, Skype for Business, and some other applications leverage.   The primary expected customer impacts are: -delayed user name changes…

2016 September

Here’s our newsletter update on recent happenings with the Microsoft Infrastructure. This is usually semi-annual, but we’re late by 3 months this time around. Sorry!   ==== New Capabilities and Improvements ====   * Azure AD application approval process. There is now a way to request AAD application identities. To find out more, we suggest…

RE: Microsoft Infrastructure documentation migration/consolidation

I’m back to report that this work is complete. All www.netid.washington.edu pages have a redirect to the new IT Connect location. If you have bookmarks or links to www.netid pages, you can now update them.   Here is an orientation for the refactored documentation site: Use of UWWI has been replaced. ‘UWWI user’ and ‘UWWI…

20150929: Azure AD Help Desk Card

The Azure AD Help Desk Card is being implemented to help ensure users have an easy way to get assistance.   What and When: Today the Help Desk Card capability in our Azure AD tenant is being enabled. When users click on the help icon in applications which support this, they’ll be presented with contact…

20151102: Certificate services for delegated OUs

The UW Windows Infrastructure has deployed a public key infrastructure consisting of a 2 tier certificate authority, whose initial purpose is to provide automatic certificate enrollment and certificate deployment for delegated OU computers running Windows.   What and When: On 10/16/2015, UWWI deployed an Active Directory published root certificate authority named netid-root-CA. Being AD published…

20151218: New domain GPO

A new group policy object at the root of the NETID domain is being created. This GPO will only apply to computers which are opted into applying it.   What and When: Today UWWI will create a new GPO called ‘AD-CS Auto-enrollment’ at the domain root.   This GPO will enable auto-enrollment for the certificate…

20160106: Certificate Services for delegated OUs

A new automated X.509 certificate enrollment and issuance capability is now available to delegated OU customers.   What and When: Delegated OU customers can use the group service to cause a X.509 certificate to be automatically issued to a Windows computer in their delegated OU. Other than adding the computer to the group, there is…

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