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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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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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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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Assess GDPR readiness with Microsoft Cloud App Security

Starting today Microsoft Cloud App Security provides new risk assessment capabilities to help you determine if the cloud apps and services used across your organization are compliant with GDPR requirements. Overview On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The GDPR imposes new rules on organizations that...

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PingFederate configuration integration for Azure AD now in public preview!

Howdy folks, Today I’m happy to announce the public preview of the PingFederate configuration integration in the latest release of AADConnect. With this release customers can easily and reliably configure their Azure Active Directory environment to use PingFederate as their federation provider, and we’re excited to offer a more seamless integration experience to our customers....

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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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Exciting improvements to the B2B collaboration experience

Howdy folks, More and more organizations are using Azure AD B2B collaboration capabilities to connect with other organizations. And we have been hard at work making B2B experiences smoother and better than ever before – so these organizations and their partner users can work together easily, intuitively, and securely! Today, I’m incredibly excited to announce...

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Microsoft Intune adds support for Knox Mobile Enrollment on company-owned Samsung devices

This post is authored by Arnab Biswas, Program Manager, Microsoft 365 Security.  Managing company-owned Android devices just got easier. Today, Microsoft Intune is announcing support for enrollment of Samsung devices using Knox Mobile Enrollment. You can now procure, configure and manage Samsung devices on behalf of the company and enroll them centrally before delivering to users....

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Introducing Microsoft account age-related features for GDPR

Howdy folks, Today, I’m pleased to announce the rollout of recently redesigned and improved parental consent capabilities to our Microsoft account users in the European Union. This is an important step in giving our users the capabilities that are defined in the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR). At Microsoft, we firmly believe that children are...

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Monitor your ADFS sign-in activity using Azure AD Connect Health’s risky IP reports

Howdy folks! Many of our customers use Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to sign into Office 365 and other cloud and on-premises apps secured by Azure AD. ADFS proxy servers are often deployed to enable users to sign in from outside the corporate network. In a previous blog post, we talked about the kinds of...

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