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Howdy folks,

I’m happy to be able to let you know that Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016 Service Pack 1 is now Generally Available.

To give you a rundown of what is included in this Service Pack, I’ve asked Steve Lieberman, one of the PM’s from our team to write up a guest blog which you’ll find below.

If you are a MIM customer, I hope you will find this update useful!

Best Regards,

Alex Simons (@Alex_A_Simons)

Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division

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Hello,

My name is Steve Lieberman and I am a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Identity team. Today, I am pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Service Pack 1. 

This release includes all previously released hotfixes for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 since its release in August 2015, customer requested features like cross-browser support, new product platforms and easier deployment options of the Privileged Access Management components.

Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016 Service Pack 1 extends MIM’s cross-browser compatibility, including Chrome, Firefox, and even Safari on Mac and iOS devices, to the all MIM Portal for self-service group management and approvals.

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In addition, customers may can leverage an Office 365 mailbox for MIM self-service group requests, approvals, and email notifications. This helps customers that have invested in a hybrid infrastructure of having MIM on-premises and Office 365 reduce the need for on-premises Exchange servers.

We have also updated MIM for use with other recent versions including SQL 2016, Exchange 2016, Outlook 2016 and SharePoint 2016.

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To make it easier for customers to deploy a secure on-premises identity infrastructure, we have added menu driven PowerShell scripts to automate the configuration and deployment of MIM in a Privileged Access Management environment, also known as a bastion forest.

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Within this automated deployment scripts, we have added the creation of Authentication Policy templates, bound to Authentication Policy Silos, that limit specific access to resources contained in the silo. Read more on Authentication Policy here.

You can download the installation media for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Service Pack 1 now from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website and from MSDN subscription downloads if you have an MSDN subscription. Trial software and updated documentation describing the updated capabilities can be found on the Microsoft Identity Manager product page.

If you have any feedback or comments for the product team, please email us at mim2016@microsoft.com.

Thank you!

Steve Lieberman, Senior Program Manager