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Azure Information Protection Documentation Update for December 2016

Hi everybody Our technical writer, Carol Bailey, is letting you know what’s new and hot in the docs for this December. Happy New Year! Reminders: Follow us on Twitter (@TheRMSGuy) and join in our peer community at www.yammer.com/AskIPTeam.    Dan (on behalf of the Information Protection team) The Documentation for Azure Information Protection (formerly Azure Rights Management)...

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Why you need a cloud access security broker in addition to your firewall

In conversations with customers, a frequent question comes up that I thought I’d answer: why do I need a cloud access security broker (CASB) when I have my trusted firewall? A CASB will help you protect your cloud and SaaS apps from cybersecurity attacks, insider threats, and potential data loss. Firewalls vs CASB Firewalls are...

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Update 1612 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1612 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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Conditional Access now in the new Azure portal

The digital transformation that’s affecting every organization brings new challenges for IT, as they strive to empower their users to be productive while keeping corporate data secure in an increasingly complex technology landscape. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) provides a unique identity-driven security approach to address these new challenges at multiple layers and to...

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CTO of Azure Talks About Reverse Engineering Windows as a Hobby & Cloud IoT

It’s no secret that Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) is one of my favorite people at Microsoft – I’ve had a chance to work with him ever since he joined the company, and I’ve had a lot of fun doing a few webcasts with him over the years.  He’s brilliant, he’s funny, and he has...

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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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CIO/CVP of Cargill Explains Why Dairy Farms are Installing Cyber Security

In the second half of my drive with Justin Kershaw (CIO & CVP at Cargill) he tells me a pretty incredible story about the way IT is digitizing and improving one of the world’s oldest professions – farming.  Did you ever think a dairy farm would be prioritizing cyber security?  Welcome to the modern age! Justin...

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Will Advanced Threat Analytics help me with all operating systems?

A frequent question I get from customers is, will Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) help me detect suspicious activity on my network, regardless of the operating systems in my environment? “YES!” is the short answer. Any user or entity that connects to the network via Active Directory (AD), queries the DNS servers, or authenticates with AD...

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More enhancements to the #AzureAD Admin experience in the new Azure Portal!

Howdy folks, Since our most August 2016 preview release of our new admin experience in the new Azure portal we’ve seen a ton of use and received a ton of feedback. Thank you to all of you who are giving the new experience a whirl! We really appreciate it. Since I’ve invited Senior Program Manager Adam...

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The CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

In this episode I kick off my two-part conversation with Justin Kershaw, the CIO & CVP at Cargill – the largest privately held company in the U.S. At any given time, Cargill can have up to 20% of the world’s food in their supply chain, and this means Justin is a very busy man. In the...

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