Author: Ross Currie

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

Posted in Azure Active Directory, FIM Connectors

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

Posted in FIM Hotfixes, Service Packs & Updates, FIM System Center Service Manager 2012, FIM2010 R2

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

Posted in FIM Calendar, FIM Tools

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

Posted in FIM Reporting, FIM System Center Service Manager 2012

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

Posted in BHOLD, FIM2010 R2

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

Posted in FIM Hotfixes, Service Packs & Updates

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:

Posted in FIM Event Broker, FIM Resources, FIM Tools, FIM Webinars

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

Posted in Azure Active Directory, IdMaaS

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

Posted in FIM Best Practice

An error occurred while enumerating the filter ‘/group[DisplayedOwner=’XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX’]’

Seems to be the week for silly errors. I was working on a custom workflow activity today, where I want to retrieve any group that has a particular DisplayedOwner, but kept getting the following error when the workflow was trying

Posted in FIM Troubleshooting