Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

#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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CIO of Accenture Talks About How to Pitch IT Ideas to Execs & Why CIO’s Have to Evolve

Season 4 of Lunch Break kicks off with the tallest and funniest CIO in the business – Andrew Wilson from the massive, global consulting firm Accenture.  The biggest question I had prior to this episode was practical:  Could a 6’10” person fit in the very sleek, very low supercar that my producer rented for the...

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Enterprise Mobility + Security at RSA 2017: Securing Digital Transformation

Our customers are transforming their businesses. As they do this, they are choosing Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) to protect critical information and to secure the work of their employees. Just over a month ago we announced new capabilities that expand security, device and app management, and information protection with EMS. To give our...

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Azure AD and SailPoint: Advanced identity governance across your on-premises and cloud resources

Howdy folks, Over the past year, we’ve had the privilege to work closely with our largest customers in highly regulated industries like healthcare, financial services and pharma, helping them to successfully deploy and use Azure AD Premium. Through this close partnering, we’ve learned that to meet their unique security and compliance requirements, they need some...

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