Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

The new Azure AD Admin Console is GA!

Howdy folks, Today is a big day for our customers. I’m incredibly excited to announce that the Azure Active Directory Admin Console (in the new Azure portal) is now Generally Available! Last September, we kicked off the public preview of our new console at http://portal.azure.com and since over 750k admins from 500k organizations have tried...

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New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few...

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Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK available on NuGet.org

The Configuration Manager team is pleased to announce that the Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK version 5.1706.1034.1000 is now available as a package on NuGet.org.  Previously the Client Messaging libraries were released with the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK. NuGet is a package management Visual Studio extension that enables you to browse and...

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Azure Information Protection unified administration now in Preview

Hi everyone, and welcome to an important post for those of you who work with the configuration of Azure Information Protection (AIP). As you may already be familiar with, for historical reasons we are currently spanned across both the classic and new Azure management portals....

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Demonstrating our Growth Mindset & Learning from our Customers: We’re reverting the branding logic on Azure AD login pages

Howdy folks, Back on April 7th we announced changes to the branding logic for Azure AD login pages. In the 18 days since then we’ve learned a ton from you, our customers, including the fact that many of you are not thrilled with these changes. Additionally, we learned that we took many you by surprise...

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Update 1704 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1704 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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No password, phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

Howdy, folks! Here in the identity division at Microsoft, we don’t like passwords any more than you do! So we’ve been hard at work creating a modern way to sign in that doesn’t require upper and lowercase letters, numbers, a special character, and your favorite emoji. And after a soft launch last month, we’re excited...

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Azure AD B2B Collaboration is Generally Available!

Howdy folks, This is a blog post I’ve been as eager to publish as I suspect you’ve been eager to read it. I’m excited to let you know that Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) collaboration is generally available worldwide! Azure AD B2B collaboration capabilities enable any organization using Azure AD to work safely and securely with...

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