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Announcement: Azure RMS Documentation Library Update for June 2014

Hi everybody As per Carol’s introduction post, she's letting you know what's new and hot in the docs for this month. Reminders: Follow us on twitter (@TheRMSGuy) and join in our our new RMS peer community at www.yammer.com/AskIPTeam. Cheers,     Dan (on behalf of the RMS team) The Documentation Library for Azure Rights Management has been updated...

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AAD Password Sync, Encryption and FIPS compliance

Howdy folks, A couple weeks back, Taylor Higley asked a question on Twitter about Azure AD Password Sync, MD5 and FIPS compliance: My reply was a bit cryptic and prompted replies from Eric Kool-Brown and Brian Arkills that pointed out that one-way hashes can’t be decrypted (at least not without some brute forcing): This blog...

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An Update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Extension is now available

Updated 7/7/2014 Author: Cory Ferro, Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility A new version of the Windows Phone 8.1 extension is now available to coincide with the release of Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. This extension update has been released to address a minor conflict with the supported platform list...

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Now available: Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Author: Brian Huneycutt , Software Development Engineer, Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is now available as a hotfix download from KB 2970177. This update contains fixes for various issues including Windows PowerShell. For more information about the Windows PowerShell changes, refer to the following knowledge base article:...

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The Cloud-Device Convergence

Whenever a really disruptive technology has come along there have been functions, categories, and even entire market segments that merge as a result. Consider, for example, the impact of smartphones: Less than a decade ago we all owned a cellphone, laptop, PDA, mp3 player, and a GPS. Each of these devices represented a huge section...

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Enterprise Mobility – what does it really mean?

Over here in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility team, we recently surveyed some IT Pros with a short poll.  We asked them what the term “Enterprise Mobility” meant to them.  We received almost as many different descriptions as we did responses.  For some, it was about managing mobile devices.  For others it incorporated identity.  Others considered...

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News: Free 90 day trials of Azure AD Premium with 2035 SAAS Apps!

Howdy folks, Just a quick note today.  I’m happy to let you know that we’ve just turned on free trials of Azure Active Directory Premium. Now you can get a free 90 day trial of Azure AD Premium for up to 100 users. Vivian Liu, one of our cool summer interns, created a short video that shows you how to activate a free...

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Microsoft Azure RemoteApp now available on Windows RT

My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on Remote Desktop apps for the different Windows platforms. On May 12th, we announced the availability of the preview for the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp service. Today, I am pleased to announce that the service is now available on Windows...

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Announcing the Preview of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

If you’re an enterprise that has viewed previous cloud-based DR solutions with skepticism – brace yourselves for the details of this announcement. This is awesome. When we sat down to plan how to build a cloud-based DR solution focused on mission-critical workloads, we had one primary priority: Make DR available to everyone, available everywhere, and...

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