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Password-less Sign-In to Windows 10 & Azure AD using FIDO2 is coming soon (plus other cool news)!

Howdy folks, Today I want to tell you about some exciting new features we’ve been working on that I think you’ll be pretty excited about. Specifically, today we are announcing that: A limited-preview of Password-less sign-in using a FIDO2 security key will available in the next update to Windows 10 (coming this spring). Azure AD...

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New performance counters diagnose user application responsiveness on Remote Desktop Session Hosts

This post is authored by Gus Catalano, Senior Software Engineer, Remote Desktop Services.  We’re excited to announce a new feature that allows system administrators to diagnose application responsiveness problems in Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) with ease. We’re introducing two new counters, User Input Delay per Process and User Input Delay per Session, to give you...

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Microsoft Authenticator Account Backup and Recovery: Coming soon to an iOS device near you!

Howdy folks, Many of you have asked for backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app. We’ve heard that need, and that’s why I’m happy to announce that we’ve just released a backup and recovery feature for that app. Now, your Microsoft Authenticator app will keep your account credentials, so you won’t get locked out...

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Using encryption in Office 365 to help protect data and meet your compliance needs

With digital data growing exponentially, and threats becoming more advanced, laws and regulations are evolving to protect individuals and their personal information. Encryption is one method that can be used to help ensure the confidentiality of certain sensitive information, reduce the risk of data compromise and help you meet your compliance needs. When organizations use...

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Enhancing conditional access with machine-risk data from Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

This post is authored by Joey Glocke, Program Manager, Microsoft Intune. Microsoft 365 provides holistic security capabilities to help protect your critical business data in multiple ways. Two key elements of this solution are conditional access and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). In more than 63 percent of data breaches, attackers gain corporate network access...

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Azure Advanced Threat Protection: CredSSP Exploit Analysis

This post is authored by Tal Maor, Security Researcher, Azure ATP. After announcing the release of Azure Advanced Threat Protection (Azure ATP) just a few weeks ago, we are excited to provide details on how Azure ATP has been updated to better protect customers against a new exploit by including the identity theft technique used...

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Enhancing Threat Protection capabilities and Conditional Access App Controls in Microsoft Cloud App Security

With a growing adoption of SaaS apps to support business processes, it is key to ensure secure handling of data to protect your most valuable corporate assets. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, we are enabling customers to gain insight into and better control of their eco-system of SaaS apps, of and beyond native Microsoft applications....

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Announcing new Microsoft Azure Information Protection policy decision point capabilities with Ionic Security

At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we announced the public preview of conditional access for AIP-protected files to further enhance security for your sensitive files. With the integration of Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Azure Active Directory (AAD), conditional access can be set up to allow or block access to AIP protected documents or enforce additional security...

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Configuration Manager SDK redistributables available on

In addition to the previously published Client Messaging SDK package, we are now making the following Configuration Manager SDK libraries available as packages on Now you can easily consume them in your own projects and be alerted to updates. Management Point API (MPAPI) The MPAPI contains management point interface libraries.  Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.MPAPI.i386 Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.MPAPI.amd64 Documentation: ...

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Big news in our drive to eliminate passwords: FIDO2 / WebAuthn Reaches Candidate Recommendation status!

Howdy folks, At Microsoft we’ve been working hard to eliminate passwords since the very earliest stages of Windows 10.  We’ve made great progress with Windows Hello and our mobile Authenticator app that’s available on iOS and Android.  But to date we have not had an interoperable solution that works across all industry platforms and browsers....

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