Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

How we secure your data in Azure AD

Howdy folks, With all the breaches of cloud identity services over the last few years, we get a lot of questions about how we secure customer data. So today’s blog is a dive into the details of how we protect customer data in Azure AD. Datacenter and Service Security Let’s start with our datacenters. First,...

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Fewer login prompts: The new “Keep me signed in” experience for Azure AD is in preview

Howdy folks, A common request we get from our customers is to reduce the number of times users are prompted to sign into Azure AD. One way to reduce the frequency of prompts is to check the “Keep me signed in” checkbox on the sign-in flow, but our telemetry shows that usage of that checkbox...

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Marching into the future of the Azure AD admin experience: retiring the Azure classic portal

Howdy folks, Since we announced General Availability of the new Azure AD admin center in May, it’s been used by over 800,000 users from 500,000 organizations in almost every country in the world. The new admin center is the future for administration of Azure AD. For over a year, we’ve been listening to your feedback...

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Managed Service Identities and Azure AD: Helping Azure developers keep their secrets secret!

Howdy folks, Just a quick note today! I am excited to announce a preview of a new integration between Azure and Azure Active Directory that is designed to make life easier for developers. It’s called Managed Service Identity, and it makes it simpler to build apps that call Azure services. Typically, to call a cloud...

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Azure AD B2B Collaboration in Microsoft Teams

Howdy folks, Today I am excited to let you know that we’ve just enabled Guest Access in Microsoft Teams, built on the B2B collaboration features of Azure AD! You can now enable partner collaboration in Teams for interactions across chat, apps, and file sharing, all with the ease of use and enterprise-grade protection Azure Active...

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Changes to the Token Lifetime Defaults in Azure AD

Howdy folks, I’m happy to share that as part of our efforts to eliminate unnecessary signin prompts while maintaining high levels of security, we’re making some major improvements to how we manage refresh tokens lifetimes. This blog post goes into much greater technical detail than we usually discuss in this blog. But this is an...

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Today’s Identity News: Improvements to Azure AD Connect Health sync error reporting

Howdy folks, If you’re an Azure AD Connect Health user, this post is for you! We’ve made a few enhancements to sync error reports to help make information easier to digest and act on. I’ve invited Varun Karandikar, a Program Manager on the Azure AD Connect Health team, to tell you more about these updates....

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New public preview: Azure AD Domain Services support for Azure Resource Manager virtual networks

Howdy folks, The #1 reason customers email (and tweet and in-message) me is to ask us to add support for Azure Resource Manager based virtual networks to Azure AD Domain Services. So I’m excited to announce the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services support for virtual networks created using the Azure Resource Manager deployment...

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Azure AD and Intune now support macOS in conditional access!

Howdy folks, Conditional access is one of athe fastest growing services in EMS and we are constantly getting feedback from customers about new capabilities they would like us to add to it. One of the most frequently requested is support for macOS. Customers want to have one consistent system for securing user accessing to Office...

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Cloud App Security new remediation feature

Require users to sign in again in case of suspicious behavior Real-time remediation for security threats is a key challenge for companies, where attackers can move quickly to access critical data. Cloud App Security team is excited to introduce a new feature for threat protection through integration with Azure Active Directory: when a suspicious user...

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