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Azure AD Privileged Identity Management Approval Workflows are now in Public Preview!

Howdy folks, I am thrilled to be able to share some news today. We’ve just turned on the public preview of some major updates to the Azure AD Privileged Identity Management service: A new, improved user experience New approval workflow for improved role security Audit History for everyone in temporary role assignments The redesigned user...

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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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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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Conditional Access “limited access” policies for SharePoint are in public preview!

Howdy folks, Enabling productivity while securing data is the fine line IT pros walk today, and having the right tools to do it makes it that much easier. In the past, employees working from their personal devices was a recipe for leaked data. But not anymore! Working with the SharePoint team, we’ve created a great...

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Microsoft Mechanics Video: New Conditional Access capabilities in Azure AD and Enterprise Mobility + Security!

Howdy folks, I’ve talked and written a lot about vision of “Identity as the New Control Plane”. This is based on the idea that as more and more of a company’s digital resources live outside the corporate network, in the cloud and on devices, that a great cloud based identity system is the best way...

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Azure AD and SailPoint: Advanced identity governance across your on-premises and cloud resources

Howdy folks, Over the past year, we’ve had the privilege to work closely with our largest customers in highly regulated industries like healthcare, financial services and pharma, helping them to successfully deploy and use Azure AD Premium. Through this close partnering, we’ve learned that to meet their unique security and compliance requirements, they need some...

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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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“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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