Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

Introducing #AzureAD Connect Health for Windows Server AD

Howdy folks, We’ve just turned on the preview of Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD. This new feature of Azure AD Premium gives IT admins the ability to monitor the health and performance of their on-premises Windows Server Domain Controllers from the cloud. This new capability has been a HUGE hit with our...

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#AzureAD: Certificate based authentication for iOS and Android now in preview!

Howdy folks, It seems like hardly a week goes by these days without a new story of leaked credentials, malware and phishing hitting the news. These stories make it super clear that in many ways, passwords are one of the most vulnerable parts of many security regimes. In Microsoft’s Identity Division, we are doing a...

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#AzureAD updated with new admin roles

Howdy folks, One of the most frequent pieces of feedback we receive from customers is they love how Azure AD helps them gain visibility into risks impacting their organization’s identities and assets. But to do that effectively, they need additional RBAC roles so they can provide access to their administrators and security analysts while maintaining...

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#AzureAD Conditional Access for #Office365 Exchange & SharePoint preview!

Howdy, I’m super excited to announce preview of Azure AD Conditional Access policies for Exchange and SharePoint Online is now available. These policies can be used to require multi-factor authentication (MFA) or block access based on network location. We’ve heard over and over again how critical it is for organizations to apply additional security to...

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#AzureAD Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 in GA!

Howdy folks, More cool news to share – I am delighted to announce that the Enterprise State Roaming service for Windows 10 is GA! Gunjan Jain, a PM on our partner Windows Server and Services team, has led this effort, so I’ve asked her to fill you in on the specifics of this news below....

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#AzureAD a leader in the 2016 Gartner IDaaS MQ!

I’m really excited about the news I get to share with you today! Gartner released their Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) for 2016 and Azure Active Directory was placed in the “leaders” quadrant, and positioned very strongly for our completeness of vision. We have worked with Gartner to make complimentary...

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#AzureAD Identity Protection adds support for federated identities!

Howdy folks, Azure AD Identity Protection has been generating a TON of customer interest, especially with recent news about hackers selling huge lists of leaked user credentials. So today I’m excited to let you know that Azure AD Identity Protection has just turned on support for federated identities. This means that our largest customers, most...

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