GSX Blog

Clean Up Your Azure Active Directory to Improve Office 365 Reporting Capabilities

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

An unorganized, cluttered Azure Active Directory should be an Office 365 administrator’s worst nightmare. For one, an AD that isn’t up-to-date can create security risks. If you have unused accounts that should no longer be in Active Directory, it can make your organization more vulnerable to threats. Verification becomes nearly impossible, which leads to security issues that could impact the entire organization. Making sure to delete, disable, or move unused accounts can help keep your Azure AD organized, preventing security threats and making your Office 365 environment more manageable.

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Tags: Office365, office 365 reporting, Active Directory

How to Manage the Roadblocks that Office 365 Multi-Tenancy Presents

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Active Directory is a critical component in most distributed and hybrid cloud environments. The foundation for Office 365 deployment is identity, so whether you’re using simple cloud IDs or synchronized IDs connected to your local Active Directory environment, you must provide a login for each user. Azure Active Directory is what’s used by Office 365 to provide access to services. Each user is unique in Azure AD, and you can’t synchronize a single user into multiple tenancies using Microsoft’s supported methods. So, when you throw in multiple tenants for your Office 365 environment, several roadblocks can present themselves.

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Tags: multitenancy, Office365, Active Directory, Monitoring Active Directory, azure Active Directory

How Office 365 administrators can navigate IAM and user management roadblocks

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Organizations often face problems moving to Office 365 because of Identity and Access Management (IAM) issues, which are usually related to Azure Active Directory. IT administrators face many scenarios when it comes to deployment and maintenance of IAM strategies in complex hybrid-cloud environments. Here, we’ll discuss some of the challenges involved along the way, and how to control your access management in the cloud. Identity and Access Management describes the process of controlling who has access to what within your cloud environment. With Office 365, IT admins create and manage users in the Admin Center, then accounts are stored online in Azure AD.

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Tags: Office365, Active Directory, azure Active Directory, IAM

3 Steps to Manage Authentication on Office 365

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Businesses rely on authentication and identity management to ensure user’s processes are structured, secure and efficient. For organizations using Microsoft Exchange on premise, making sure that the Active Directory server can authenticate users is generally enough to guarantee the identity service. However, the rise of Office 365 has made identity management much more complex. With Office 365, the on-premise Active Directory has to work in collaboration with Microsoft Azure AD Connect and Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS).

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Tags: Office365, ADFS, Active Directory, Microsoft identity management, Azure AD Connect

Bringing GSX Solutions into the Azure World

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jun 30, 2016


Earlier this year, we launched a connector to monitor Active Directory (AD) and ensure that its server is able to authenticate users and guarantee the Identity service. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve now added new monitoring capabilities for ADFS and Azure AD Connect.

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Tags: ADFS, Active Directory, Microsoft identity management, Azure AD Connect

Get control of your Active Directory by checking replication health and Hybrid performance

Posted by Arnaud Buonaccorsi on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that the comprehensive monitoring capabilities of our GSX Monitor and Analyzer is now available for Active Directory!                    

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Tags: Health Monitoring, hybrid environments, Active Directory, Monitoring Active Directory