Service News Category: Microsoft Infrastructure

20160422: Rename: UW Windows Infrastructure -> Microsoft Infrastructure

What and When: Over the next month or so, we’ll be updating our references to UW Windows Infrastructure (and UWWI) to Microsoft Infrastructure. You will see documentation and mailing lists like this one be updated to reflect this name change. We will likely also update our name in more obscure places, e.g. we are considering…

Microsoft Infrastructure documentation migration/consolidation

We’re combining our documentation into IT Connect. A few exceptions that don’t work well on that platform will remain in the UW-IT Wiki.   What and When: Over the next several weeks, we will be migrating the Microsoft Infrastructure documentation into IT Connect (https://itconnect.uw.edu). Our documentation will live under https://itconnect.uw.edu/wares/msinf/.   Our content has been…

2016 January

Here’s our semi-annual newsletter update on recent happenings with the UW Windows Infrastructure.   ==== New Capabilities and Improvements ====   * Self-service certificates for Delegated OUs. An AD-integrated certificate authority (AD Certificate Services) has been deployed. This allows Windows domain joined computers to automatically get a certificate which is automatically renewed. See https://wiki.cac.washington.edu/x/_69NB for…

RE: Network Incident -> Groups Incident -> UWWI incident

As of last night ~10:30pm, we believe that all affected groups have been brought into synchronization. If you have a group which you feel isn’t synchronized, please do let us know.   Brian

Network Incident -> Groups Incident -> UWWI incident

Some UWWI groups are not currently in complete sync with the Groups Service   What and When: This past weekend there was a significant network incident. That led to a Groups Service incident. The impact of the Groups Service incident was that change notifications for groups changed during that part of the weekend were never…

Azure AD External User invitations enabled

The UW Windows Infrastructure has enabled External User invitations in our enterprise Azure AD.   What and When: Azure AD External User invitations can now be initiated by any user in our enterprise Azure AD, i.e. anyone with a UW NetID. This enables the possibility of collaborative sharing with non-UW identities for those applications which…

AAD device join

The UW Windows Infrastructure has limited who can join devices to our enterprise Azure AD. This capability is more broadly possible with the release of Windows 10.   What and When: The UWWI service is following the decision/guidance of the Azure AD governance team, put into place by the UW Enterprise Architecture program. Many thanks…

2015 July

Here’s our semi-annual newsletter update on recent happenings with the UW Windows Infrastructure.   ==== New Capabilities and Improvements ====   * Self-service SPNs for Application UW NetIDs. This allows an application UW NetID to set its own SPN values, just as a gMSA can, and like an OU admin can for a computer object….

2015 January

Here’s our semi-annual newsletter update on recent happenings with the UW Windows Infrastructure.   ==== New Capabilities and Improvements ====   * Unix, Linux, and Mac Integration with UWWI Active Directory. Many customers already join their Macs, and some join their Unix computers to the NETID domain. We removed obstacles to using PowerBroker Enterprise or…

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