Network topology considerations when using Azure AD Application Proxy

Hi folks, Over the past few weeks we’ve had a number of customers ask us about network considerations to take into account when deploying the Azure AD app proxy. Where should the connectors be deployed? What usage characteristics determine the best option? This has come up often enough that I decided it was time to…


Azure AD App Proxy value through the eyes of an EMS Blackbelt

Hello folks, In this forum, you typically hear from us in the product team as we cover different aspects of Azure AD App proxy value and feature set. For today’s post I thought it would be good for you folks to hear about the App proxy as seen through the eyes of someone outside of…


Enable remote access to SharePoint with Azure AD App Proxy

Hello folks, Azure AD App proxy is a simple secure way to facilitate remote access to on-prem applications. SharePoint sites continue to be the top applications that customers integrate with Azure AD application proxy. And given SharePoint’s native Kerberos support, users accessing internal sites remotely through the Azure AD application proxy, can get a seamless…


Setting the right link for Application Proxy Applications in the Azure AD access panel and Office 365 app launcher

Hello folks, Today I want to talk about how your published applications show up to end users. And how you can configure your app to ensure that users land on the appropriate page when accessing it. Based on the feedback we’ve received this is a topic of great interest for many of you.   As you…


Working with existing on-prem Proxy servers—Configuration considerations for your connectors

Hello folks, The topic for today's post was borne out of the number of queries we've received from customers asking about configuring the Azure AD app proxy connector to work with existing proxies on-premises. In many organizations, network policy does not allow internal machines to access the internet directly. Therefore, going through an on-premises proxy…


Writing rich client applications that can access Azure AD App Proxy published applications

Hi folks, In this post, I wanted to draw attention to a feature that we'd released and documented some time back, but hadn't really covered in this blog. I often talk about how the application proxy enables bringing 'new age' value (like MFA, conditional access controls and security reporting) to legacy applications–a super compelling value…


Changing of the guard—Hello, I'm Girish Chander

Hello folks, As you may have noticed, things have been a little quiet on this blog for a few months. A combination of the holiday season and a little bit of a reorganization within the team is to blame for that. But I intend to rectify that going forward. But let me start by introducing…


Azure AD Application Proxy HTTP to HTTPS redirection

We are happy to announce that one of our most commonly requested feature is now live and enabled for all tenants: the ability to have automatic redirection from HTTP to HTTPS. This feature is turned on by default for all organizations that are using App Proxy, no action is needed to make it work. Redirection…

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Important Reminder for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Web Protection Services customers

Back in September 2012, we communicated broadly on Forefront product roadmap changes. At this time, we would like to remind you that Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Web Protection Services will be discontinued on December 31st, 2015. There will be no further updates to this URL filtering/categorization service beyond this date. The gateway product itself,…

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Unattended installation of the Azure AD Application Proxy connector

We heard feedback from customers that they need to be able to install the Azure AD Application Proxy connector without using the interactive login UI. It is now possible! This capability is useful when you want to: Install the connector on machines with no UI layer or when you cannot RDP to the machine. Install…

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