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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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PingAccess for Azure AD: The public preview is being deployed!

Howdy folks, Back in September, I blogged about our exciting partnership with Ping Identity. Since then, Microsoft and Ping Identity have worked closely together to extend the capabilities of Azure AD Application Proxy to support new kinds of on-premises applications using Ping Access. I’m happy to announce today that PingAccess for Azure AD is now...

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#AzureAD Connect Health: Monitoring for Windows Server AD DS and Sync Error Reports are GA + simplified licensing

Howdy folks, It’s a big day for Azure AD! I’m happy to let you know that: Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD DS is now GA! Azure AD Connect Health Sync Error Reports is now GA! Based on your feedback, we’ve simplified the Azure AD Connect Health licensing model. I’ve invited two program managers from...

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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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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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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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New video for Cloud Management Gateway

We have created a 10-minute video to demonstrate the basics of deploying and configuring the new Cloud Management Gateway feature. You can watch the video here: For more information about the Cloud Management Gateway, see the feature documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients-internet.     Additional resources: What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager Get Ready for System Center...

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