Office 365 announced the availability of MDM for Office 365, which allows you to ensure that Office 365 content can be accessed only from phones and tablets that are compliant with your device policies. This is a capability a LOT of our customers have been asking for and I’m thrilled that it’s now GA.
This new Office 365 capability is built using the Azure AD Device Registration service and the Azure AD Conditional Access policy engine (which I’ve blogged about previously).
So I’m pleased to announce that as part of this work, Azure AD Device Registration is now Generally Available.
Azure AD Device Registration enables your employee’s devices to be provisioned with an identity. Once you set a policy that requires compliant devices to access Office 365, Azure AD authenticates the device and checks whether the device is complaint before allowing access to Office services such as email and SharePoint.
The devices registered with Azure AD Device registration service can also be used to enforce conditional policies for your on-premises applications that are managed by ADFS and we are in the process of updating conditional access for SaaS apps with similar capabilities.
Check out the Azure AD Device Registration Overview for more details on what is available to you today.
I hope you’ll find this new set of capabilities useful!
And as always, we’d love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have.
Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity and Security Services Division