Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

Update 1702 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1702 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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Webinar: On-premises conditional access with EMS and NetScaler

The demand for a modern mobile user experience isn’t just a matter of convenience—people do their best work when they have the freedom to access their corporate email and documents from anywhere, on any device. But increasing freedom and mobility also raises the stakes for IT requiring you to balance the need to protect your...

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#AzureAD Connect Health: Monitoring for Windows Server AD DS and Sync Error Reports are GA + simplified licensing

Howdy folks, It’s a big day for Azure AD! I’m happy to let you know that: Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD DS is now GA! Azure AD Connect Health Sync Error Reports is now GA! Based on your feedback, we’ve simplified the Azure AD Connect Health licensing model. I’ve invited two program managers from...

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#AzureAD now supports Federated SSO and Provisioning with Slack

Howdy folks, We have a very cool integration to announce today: Azure AD now supports both automated user provisioning and federated single sign-on to Slack! With this integration, businesses can now use Azure AD to automatically provision and manage employee access to Slack, based on things like group membership or account status. In addition to...

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How to simulate and detect attacks with the Advanced Threat Analytics Playbook

One of the biggest pieces of feedback the Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) team has received is a request for a clear, easy way to simulate attacks and see how ATA detects them. So that’s exactly what we did. We’ve written a playbook that contains: A step-by-step guide to simulating different techniques used in real-world advanced attack...

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Announcing the public preview of Azure AD group-based license management for Office 365 (and more)!

Howdy folks, One of the top requests we hear from Azure AD and Office 365 is for richer tools to manage licenses for Microsoft Online Services like Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility + Security. Admins need easier tools to control who gets a product license and which services are enabled. Some customers have even had to delay service roll-outs as they struggled to...

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Azure Information Protection: Ready, set, protect!

Part 1 – Getting up and running is easier than you think This post is the first in a 4-part series focusing on how to implement information protection in your organization. With the adoption of mobility and cloud services, data is traveling to more locations than ever before. While it has helped users become more...

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The CIO of Accenture Discusses Time Traveling Whales & How He Keeps His Org Secure

In the second part of my conversation with Andrew Wilson (CIO, Accenture) we talk about time-traveling humpback whales, how an organization as big as his uses mobile and cloud-based security, and we play an intense game of “IT Would You Rather.” Andrew also shares some very helpful advice about how to look at mobile security...

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Ransomware lateral movement, and how Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics can help

This post is authored by Arbel Zinger, Program Manager, Advanced Threat Analytics Product Team Companies across the globe were affected by an increased amount of ransomware attacks that caused an estimated damage of $1 billion. Ransomware attacks are becoming more powerful and crafty to force victims to pay their ransoms. Ransomware is now looking for...

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Announcing: Remote Desktop Services solutions templates on Azure Marketplace

At Ignite 2016, we highlighted all the improvements we have made in our core Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform in Windows Server 2016 to leverage the power of Azure. Since then, we have been working to continue providing tools for you to jumpstart your RDS deployment. We are happy to announce that you’ll now be...

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