ICYMI: Update to Useful resources for GDPR starters
Vocabulary / Grammar
Do not get confused: European Council vs Council of the European Union vs Council of Europe
More info at:
Full text at: Useful resources for GDPR starters
Just in case you want to dump some frustrations or constructive feedback on the MIM 2016 product, eg requests & suggestions for features, you should bookmark this feedback forum:
ICMY, a few days ago, Mark Wahl and David Steadman hosted an online session on the Microsoft Identity Manager Strategy and Roadmap (VIR956PAL).
You can watch it over here: https://infopedia.eventbuilder.com/view?eventid=m7e7v6
Over the years, competition and non-believers of Microsoft Identity Management have been advocating it’s death… The phrase is returning now and then, pretty much in sync with the usual MS product lifecycle…
Of course, products and features change, the business is changing… the product is changing..
But the MS team is investing significant effort to keep track of these business requirements.
So, get this:
MIM… is … NOT … dead.
Based on a recent customer support experience with MIM (migrating from MIM 2016 RTM to SP1 latest hotfix), I ran into a few issues…
They have been documented here:
While investigating the MIM Performance, we bumped into some SQL configuration issues, seriously impacting the MIM performance.
Finally ending up with staging the latest hotfix on MIM… (which is in general always a good idea and best practice).
But, talking the SQL performance, in that troubleshooting exercise another question popped up, again: Always on Availability groups.
And while this has been an issues for long time, the good news is : as of MIM 2016 SP1 (4.4.1459.0 or Later), Always On Availability groups are now supported.
You can find the announcement here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/iamsupport/2017/03/22/microsoft-identity-manager-2016-sp14-4-1459-0-or-later-support-for-sql-2016-always-on-availability-groups/
Strangely enough it’s not mentioned in the KB article for the hotfix: SP1 March 2017 Hotfix (4.4.1459.0),
Still, the page on SQL Server availability solutions for Microsoft Identity Manager services databases, is not mentioning AoA, see here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3200896/sql-server-availability-solutions-for-microsoft-identity-manager-servi
So, you need to keep that one in your MIM knowledge backpack.