Paul Williams is an infrastructure consultant, specialising in identity management (IdM) or identity and access management (IAM). Paul works for Microsoft, precisely, as a consultant in Microsoft Services, UK. Prior to joining Microsoft in September 2007 Paul was a Directory Services MVP (2005, 2006 and 2007).
The intention of this blog is twofold. Like many others this serves as much as a reference for Paul as anything. But it is also the intention of this blog to share experiences and information on topics such as Forefront Identity Manager with others, for the benefit of all.
The name and overall purpose and direction of the blog is to post relevant information on and around the subject of Identity Management using the Microsoft stack, e.g. Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), with FIM being primary and AD FS secondary, however when designing and implementing FIM many other areas are touched on, for example SQL and probably SSIS play an important part; there’s always a need for some AD DS work; and PowerShell and indeed other scripting as well as some basic development tasks play a vital role. Also, Paul comes from a Wintel support background originally, followed by an AD design background, therefore from time to time the posts might veer off topic onto some core Windows Server aspects and inevitably AD. And there’s always room for hints, tips and tricks involving scripting too.
Disclaimer: all opinions are that of Paul Williams and in no way represent Microsoft or Microsoft Ltd. All scripts and snippets posted are provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights, expressed or implied.