Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few...

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Partner with Enterprise Mobility + Security to drive your customers’ digital transformation

Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is the only comprehensive mobility solution designed to help manage and protect users, devices, apps, and data in a mobile-first, cloud-first world....

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Demonstrating our Growth Mindset & Learning from our Customers: We’re reverting the branding logic on Azure AD login pages

Howdy folks, Back on April 7th we announced changes to the branding logic for Azure AD login pages. In the 18 days since then we’ve learned a ton from you, our customers, including the fact that many of you are not thrilled with these changes. Additionally, we learned that we took many you by surprise...

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No password, phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

Howdy, folks! Here in the identity division at Microsoft, we don’t like passwords any more than you do! So we’ve been hard at work creating a modern way to sign in that doesn’t require upper and lowercase letters, numbers, a special character, and your favorite emoji. And after a soft launch last month, we’re excited...

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Why Office 365 customers need to consider Enterprise Mobility + Security

Office 365, apart from being the global standard for productivity, provides built-in fundamental management and security capabilities to help protect your company data as you embrace mobility and cloud. If you are responsible for providing a great end user computing environment for your organization, you are facing other changes such as: New types of users...

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Azure AD B2B Collaboration is Generally Available!

Howdy folks, This is a blog post I’ve been as eager to publish as I suspect you’ve been eager to read it. I’m excited to let you know that Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) collaboration is generally available worldwide! Azure AD B2B collaboration capabilities enable any organization using Azure AD to work safely and securely with...

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End of support for DirSync and Azure AD Sync is rapidly approaching. Time to upgrade to Azure AD Connect!

Howdy folks, On April 13 of last year, we announced the deprecation of “Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync)” and “Azure Active Directory Sync (Azure AD Sync)” and that it was time to start planning to upgrade to Azure AD Connect. We also announced at the time that DirSync & Azure AD Sync will reach...

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