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#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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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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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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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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#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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Introducing #AzureAD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

Howdy folks, Today’s news might well be our biggest news of the year. Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on are now both in public preview! When we talk to organizations about how they want to integrate their identity infrastructure to the cloud, we often hear the same set of requirements: “I’ve got to...

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New #AzureAD Access Panel is now Generally Available!

Howdy folks, Many hundreds of thousands of you have used the our new Access Panel (MyApps) while it was in public preview to launch your Azure AD connected applications, change memberships in groups, and quickly access your security settings. Today, I’m excited to announce the new Access Panel is now Generally Available (GA)! Since we launched Public...

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#AzureAD Mailbag: International Deployments Round 2

Hey y’all, Mark Morowczynski here with another Friday mailbag. I realize we’ve been sort of slacking on these for the last 2 months but we are looking to finish the calendar year strong. Key word being looking. We’ll continue last week’s topic of things to consider with international deployments. Let’s dive in.   Question 1:...

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Microsoft Authenticator for Windows Phone is Generally Available!

Howdy folks, Back in July we blogged about our plan to combine the two different authenticator apps from Microsoft into one new app, Microsoft Authenticator. Since then, we’ve released the iOS and Android versions of the application and updated them both quite a few times. Today I’m happy to let you know that late last...

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#AzureAD: We’ve just turned on detailed auditing and sign-in logs in the new Azure portal!

Howdy folks, As you know, we turned on the public preview of the Azure AD admin experience with the new Azure portal just a couple months ago. At the time the preview went live, I promised we’d keep making improvements to create an experience with the all the capabilities of the classic portal and some...

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