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Howdy folks,

Imagine a user visiting your company’s Azure AD app launcher for the first time and finding exactly the apps they need to be productive and effective. No confusion or clutter. A dream scenario, right?

You’ve sent us more and more requests for features that allow you to better manage third-party apps as you’re onboarding them to Azure AD, so your users can have a cleaner, more efficient experience. We’ve heard those requests and are working to help Azure AD administrators better control what applications their users see, and we’re starting with the ability to hide apps.

We’ve just rolled out a new feature that gives you the ability to hide third-party applications from the end-user experience. This is incredibly helpful for a few reasons:

  • You can better manage applications that require multiple instances or are back-end services that need to be assigned to users but don’t have an interface.
  • You can test a new application by initially hiding it before exposing the app more broadly.
  • You can reduce confusion and help clean up your users’ app launchers.

Check out this one-minute video to see how it works!

Read more about this feature: Hide a third-party application from user’s experience in Azure Active Directory

This is just the start! We’ll soon be releasing the ability to hide first-party applications, like Office 365 apps, from users’ access panels. Other exciting features on our roadmap include role-based access control to configure local app admins and the ability to customize end-user experiences. We can’t wait to share more news soon!

Please keep sharing your feedback and suggestions on the Azure AD feedback forum. We want to hear from you!

Best regards,

Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)

Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division