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Howdy folks,

Since our most August 2016 preview release of our new admin experience in the new Azure portal we’ve seen a ton of use and received a ton of feedback. Thank you to all of you who are giving the new experience a whirl! We really appreciate it. Since

I’ve invited Senior Program Manager Adam Steenwyk to write a blog post introducing the first of many updates, which you’ll find below.

Please read, dig in, and make sure to tell us what you think!

Best Regards,

Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)

Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division

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Hi there,

Today is an exciting day for us as we reveal the first of many updates we’ve made to our Azure AD administrative experiences. In fact, there’s so much new stuff to cover that over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing several blog posts going into depth about each of the improvements we’ve made.

Today’s post is focused on the updates we’ve made to Enterprise Application management in the new portal. Be sure you stay tuned for more posts to come!

Do more with Enterprise Applications in the new portal

In this latest update, we’ve given you many of the Enterprise Application management tools you’re used to using in the Azure classic portal, and added a few new ones, too, including:

1.) A brand-new application gallery that supports all your favorite apps, including:

  • Thousands of pre-integrated apps
  • All your own existing apps
  • Newly created, custom-developed, apps

2.)A new quick start experience to get you going with a pilot of your newly added apps

3.) Support for “bring your own password”-based sign-on apps, including improved auto-detection of sign-in fields and the ability to customize user sign-in field labels

4.) “Windows Integrated Authentication” single sign-on mode to support full configuration of on-premises apps through the Application Proxy

5.) The ability to configure self-service application access for any application

6.) Updated SAML-based sign-on configuration to support the SAML relay state parameter, full customization of SAML token attributes, automatic SAML signing certificate creation, as well as customization of the options and algorithms used to sign the certificate

7.)Updated Application proxy experience to support custom app URLs using your own HTTPS certificates

Going deeper

If you’d like to read more about the specific improvements we’ve made and how to try them out, check the Enterprise Applications public preview 2 release article, or watch the video below!

Feedback

We hope you enjoy using our updated preview experience. Please keep the feedback coming! Post the things that are working and not working for you, or ideas for improvement in the ‘Admin Portal’ section of our feedback forum.

Cheers,

Adam Steenwyk

Senior Program Manager

Identity Division