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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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 AD News: Azure MFA cloud based protection for on-premises VPNs is now in public preview!

Howdy folks, One of the top requests we hear from customers is to be able to secure their on-premises VPNs using Azure AD and our cloud-based MFA service. Today we’re announcing the public preview of NPS Extension support in Azure MFA. This cool enhancement gives you the ability to protect your VPN using Azure MFA...

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Azure AD B2B: New updates make cross-business collab easy

Howdy folks, I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog post for a while! Those of you who follow the blog know that Azure AD B2B collaboration is a set of capabilities that makes it easy for IT pros and information workers to invite people from any organization in the world to collaborate online. The...

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New enhanced access controls in Azure AD: Tenant Restrictions is now Generally Available!

Howdy folks, Today I’m happy to announce that our new Tenant Restrictions capability is Generally Available! We built Tenant Restrictions with extensive input from our customer in finance, healthcare and pharmaceutical, industries which have relatively strict information access and compliance requirements. Tenant restrictions gives customers with these kinds of requirements enhanced control over access to...

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Cybersecurity Attackers Toolkit – What You Need to Know

Cyber attackers have many tools available to them to infiltrate an enterprise network, find that sensitive piece of data they’re looking for, and exfiltrate it from your enterprise. In conversations with customers, I’ve found that some are familiar with these tools; however, many aren’t, or they are not fully aware of how powerful these tools...

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Identity Admins rejoice: Azure Active Directory meets Power BI!

Howdy folks, We’ve heard from many of our largest customers that it’s critically important to them to have easy access to information that helps them understand how their employees and partners are using Azure Active Directory. That understanding allows them to plan their IT infrastructure, to increase usage and maximize the business value they get...

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Microsoft Intune 2016 – a year in review

Where you are today is not where you will be tomorrow. Things change fast these days. Regardless of your industry, you’re always in motion – evolving and adapting to the shifting needs of your business and workforce. Intune gives you a diverse set of tools for managing your complex mobile environment and empowering a workforce...

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Conditional Access now in the new Azure portal

The digital transformation that’s affecting every organization brings new challenges for IT, as they strive to empower their users to be productive while keeping corporate data secure in an increasingly complex technology landscape. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) provides a unique identity-driven security approach to address these new challenges at multiple layers and to...

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#AzureAD Certificate Based Authentication is Generally Available!

Howdy folks! Many big organizations that have certificates have been using the certificate-based authentication feature while it was in preview and giving us feedback. Thank you for your input! Today, I’m excited to announce the GA of certificate based authentication. This announcement enables two key scenarios: 1. Federated Azure AD customers can sign in using...

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