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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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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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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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Azure AD Conditional Access support for blocking legacy auth is in Public Preview!

Howdy folks, Today I’m excited to announce the Public Preview of Azure AD Conditional Access support for blocking legacy authentication. In the past you needed to use ADFS to do this, but using conditional access to do this is SO much simpler/better. Now you to can manage legacy authentication blocking as one part of your...

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Deploy Third-party Software Updates with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1806

Hello everyone! Today we are happy to announce that update 1806 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. In response to your UserVoice feedback, this release adds support for third-party software update catalogs. The new third-party software updates node allows you to easily subscribe to partner software update catalogs...

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Query real-time client data with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1805

Hello everyone! We are excited to let you know that update 1805 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. Have you ever wanted to...

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