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Enterprise Mobility + Security

Improving the app launcher user experience in Azure AD

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...

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The new Azure AD sign-in and “Keep me signed in” experiences rolling out now!

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce that the general availability rollout of the new Azure AD sign-in and “Keep me signed in” experiences has started! These experiences should reach all users globally by the end of the week. Users who go to our sign-in page will start to see the new experiences by default, but...

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Conditional access in Azure AD: macOS support plus two more features now generally available!

Howdy folks! Device-based conditional access is one of the hottest features in Azure AD and is growing at a rapid pace. Today, I’m excited to announce the general availability of a set of capabilities for device- and app-based conditional access that many of you have been eagerly waiting for. Support for macOS device-based conditional access...

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How organizations are connecting their on-premises identities to Azure AD

Howdy folks, If you follow the blog, you know that we support a wide array of options for connecting an on-premises directory or IAM solution to Azure AD. In fact no one in the industry gives customers as many options as we do. So it’s not surprising that one of the questions customers ask me...

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New Azure Active Directory resilience features: action required

Howdy folks, If you are federating a separate identity system with your Azure Active Directory tenant, such as Active Directory Federation Server (ADFS), this blog post is for you! We’re totally committed to maximizing Azure Active Directory service availability. As part of that commitment we’re adding more resilience features over the coming months. For most...

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You asked, we’re delivering: Release notes for Azure Active Directory!

Howdy folks, I’m really pumped up about today’s news as it’s something new we’ve never tried before. A ton of you have let us know that it’s critically important you get information around new Azure AD feature releases and plan-for-change communications so you can better plan and maintain your IT infrastructure. We’ve never had a...

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Enterprise Mobility + Security @ Ignite 2017 – Wrap Up

Last week at Microsoft Ignite, more than 25,000 IT professionals converged in Orlando Florida to learn about Microsoft’s technology advancements, skill up across new products, and meet with Microsoft experts. For EMS we unveiled a wave of new capabilities, presented more than 45 sessions, and met with thousands of customers. I wanted to take a...

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What’s new with Azure Active Directory @ Ignite 2017

What’s new with Azure Active Directory @ Ignite 2017

Howdy folks! What an amazing week! It’s the third day of Ignite and it’s been awesome getting to meet so many of you in person, especially when we have so much news to share! Leading up to the conference, the team worked hard to turn on important new Azure AD capabilities and I’m excited to...

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Fewer login prompts: The new “Keep me signed in” experience for Azure AD is in preview

Howdy folks, A common request we get from our customers is to reduce the number of times users are prompted to sign into Azure AD. One way to reduce the frequency of prompts is to check the “Keep me signed in” checkbox on the sign-in flow, but our telemetry shows that usage of that checkbox...

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