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New FIM2010/MIM2016 Generic Connectors Update (v1.1.552.0)

There's a new support release in Technet this week for the Microsoft Connectors Pack. This release specifically fixes the following issues: MIM2016 Generic Web Services Connector WSConfig tool was incorrectly converting JSON arrays for "sample request" for the REST service method. WSConfig tool does not support spaces in JSON attribute names, so a substitution pattern [...]

By | 2017-06-22T06:02:35+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Active Directory Management Agent

For those that missed the announcement last week, Microsoft's DirSync and FIM Sync teams have released an evaluation version of their new Windows Azure Active Directory Connector. Available through Microsoft Connect, this replaces the Office 365 connector which was previously available only through Microsoft Consulting Services and select Microsoft partners. An ECMA2 connector intended to [...]

By | 2013-08-17T09:25:25+00:00 August 17th, 2013|Azure Active Directory, FIM Connectors|1 Comment

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 hotfix rollup 4.1.3451.0 Available

This week, Microsoft has released hotfix rollup 4.1.3451.0 for FIM 2010 R2, which you can download from KB2849119. This update fixes a few minor issues, detailed in the KB article, which I have kindly provided the summaries for below: FIM Synchronization Service Issue 1 Password management operations fail because the path for the cached version [...]

FIM Calendar by Alexey Skalozub

I was having a poke around on the web today and just noticed FIM Calendar by Alexey Skalozub, who we had previously highlighted for his fantastic FIM Delta tool. One of the biggest frustrations that I think many people have with FIM Portal is that features  we've come to expect from modern web applications just [...]

By | 2013-06-01T08:03:06+00:00 June 1st, 2013|FIM Calendar, FIM Tools|0 Comments

FIM Reporting Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process

With the release of FIM 2010 R2, Microsoft introduced reporting capability into Forefront Identity Manager 2010 via the System Center Service Manager (SCSM) Data Warehousing capabilities. Paul Williams over at Microsoft has just released a great article on the FIM Reporting Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process within FIM 2010 R2, and it's well worth [...]

Microsoft Releases FIM 2010 R2 BHOLD Documentation

With the release of FIM 2010 R2, Microsoft integrated the BHOLD product it had acquired into the FIM 2010 product suite. However, until now there hasn't been a great deal of documentation available for anyone looking to implement BHOLD. Just recently, it was noted by on Twitter that Microsoft had recently updated its BHOLD documentation: [...]

By | 2013-05-10T16:19:49+00:00 May 10th, 2013|BHOLD, FIM2010 R2|0 Comments

FIM 2010 R2 Hotfix (4.1.3441.0) Available

On April 22, 2013, Microsoft released Hotfix 4.1.3441.0 for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. This hotfix features a number of issue fixes, as well as a couple of new features around the MetadirectoryServicesEx.dll and the ECMA framework. The hotfix can be downloaded here. Peter Geelen (Microsoft) has updated the FIM 2010 Build Overview wiki article [...]

By | 2013-05-02T13:29:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|FIM Hotfixes, Service Packs & Updates|0 Comments

Unify Solutions run FIM Event Broker 3.1 Webinar

Former employers of mine, Unify Solutions, recently released version 3.1 of their FIM Event Broker product, and ran a launch webinar to showcase the features of this product. If you missed it, they just released it on youtube this morning: If you're unfamiliar with FIM Event Broker, it's essentially an automation tool for the FIM [...]

FIM2010 R2 SP1 now supported on Azure IaaS (IdMaaS?)

Paul Williams over at Microsoft announced yesterday on his blog that Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has now gone into General Availability. With that release, Paul points to a KB article (KB2721672) that indicates FIM 2010 R2 SP1 is now a supported product on  Windows Azure Virtual Machines. There are some limitations, and some [...]

By | 2013-04-17T11:52:16+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Azure Active Directory, IdMaaS|1 Comment

What is FIM Best Practice?

I was having a conversation with some other FIM Consultants recently about a particular site I'd been working on, and the attempts I'd made at enforcing FIM Best Practice. At this, one of them asked me, "Well, what do you consider to be FIM Best Practice?". My answer to him at the time was, "Well, in [...]

By | 2013-04-17T11:34:36+00:00 April 17th, 2013|FIM Best Practice|0 Comments