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Three exciting improvements to Phased Deployments in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1806.2

We typically release only one technical preview each month, but this time we had so many things we wanted to share, we added a second one for June and labeled it 1806.2. Today’s release of update 1806.2 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has three exciting improvements to phased deployments. We...

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Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity: #3 Securing your identity infrastructure

Howdy folks, If you are like me, you are pretty amazed at the number of systems and services available today that claim to help you improve your enterprise security. And you are also a bit chagrined by how few sources there are with helpful information on what will actually make you more secure. In our...

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Microsoft Cloud App Security’s Conditional Access App Control is now generally available!

We are excited to announce that Conditional Access App Control is now generally available. In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of the powerful real-time monitoring and controls this feature enables, and deep-dive into the admin experience and some of our most popular use-cases. Overview In the modern workplace, it is essential to enable...

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Vision + Execution: Microsoft named a leader again in Gartner MQ for Access Management

Howdy folks, Some great news to share with you today! For the second year in a row, Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the access management market. Find out why in a complimentary...

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Baseline security policy for Azure AD admin accounts in public preview!

Howdy folks, Identity attacks have increased by 300% in the last year. To protect our customers from these ever-increasing attacks, Microsoft is embarking on a journey to rollout baseline protection. To that end, I’m excited to announce today the public preview of the first baseline policy to protect privileged Azure AD accounts. This baseline policy...

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Azure AD Password Protection and Smart Lockout are now in Public Preview!

Howdy folks, Many of you know that unfortunately, all it takes is one weak password for a hacker to get access to your corporate resources. Hackers can often guess passwords because regular users are pretty predictable. Regular users create easy to remember passwords, and they reuse the same passwords or closely related ones over and...

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Unified policies with Cloud App Security and the Microsoft Data Classification Service

Microsoft Cloud App Security now integrates with the Microsoft Data Classification Service to create a consistent policy creation experience across Office 365, Azure Information Protection and Microsoft Cloud App Security. Find out how this allows your teams responsible for data security to leverage existing processes and apply them more broadly. The need to protect your...

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How We Built (Rebuilt!) Intune into a Leading Globally Scaled Cloud Service

This is something we usually don’t do here at Microsoft, but today I want to share a blog post (included below) that was written for internal purposes only. Let me answer your first question: “But why are you releasing this information?” Simply put, as I meet with customers navigating their own unique digital transformation, I...

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Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity: #2 Choosing the right authentication method

Howdy folks, I’m here to share with you the next part in our Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity blog series, based on what we’ve learned from working with tens of thousands of organizations on this hybrid journey. When setting up single sign-on for your employees and partners to all their SaaS applications and on-premises apps...

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