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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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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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Now Available: Update 1610 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Friday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1610 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes some great new features and product enhancements. We continue to see a strong adoption of the Current Branch model by our customers. There are now more than 25,000 organizations managing...

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#AzureAD: Certificate based authentication for iOS and Android now in preview!

Howdy folks, It seems like hardly a week goes by these days without a new story of leaked credentials, malware and phishing hitting the news. These stories make it super clear that in many ways, passwords are one of the most vulnerable parts of many security regimes. In Microsoft’s Identity Division, we are doing a...

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