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This one is important: Time to migrate your v1.0 Conditional Access policies to v2.0!

Howdy folks, Azure AD Conditional Access policies in the new Azure portal offer a powerful integrated experience to meet your organization’s security and compliance needs. As we approach the sunset date of Azure AD in the classic Azure portal, it’s important that you move from policies at an app level in the classic portal to...

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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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Marching into the future of the Azure AD admin experience: retiring the Azure AD classic portal

Howdy folks, Since we announced General Availability of the new Azure AD admin center in May, it’s been used by over 800,000 users from 500,000 organizations in almost every country in the world. The new admin center is the future for administration of Azure AD. For over a year, we’ve been listening to your feedback...

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Managed Service Identities and Azure AD: Helping Azure developers keep their secrets secret!

Howdy folks, Just a quick note today! I am excited to announce a preview of a new integration between Azure and Azure Active Directory that is designed to make life easier for developers. It’s called Managed Service Identity, and it makes it simpler to build apps that call Azure services. Typically, to call a cloud...

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Azure AD B2B Collaboration in Microsoft Teams

Howdy folks, Today I am excited to let you know that we’ve just enabled Guest Access in Microsoft Teams, built on the B2B collaboration features of Azure AD! You can now enable partner collaboration in Teams for interactions across chat, apps, and file sharing, all with the ease of use and enterprise-grade protection Azure Active...

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Azure Active Directory Premium is now in limited preview in Microsoft Azure Government Cloud

Howdy folks, Today I’m happy to announce the limited preview for Azure Active Directory Premium on the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. This preview is for customers that have specific compliance needs (e.g., FedRAMP or DoD requirements), and while certifications aren’t in place yet, we plan to have them in place for General Availability. Getting started...

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How we secure your data in Azure AD

Howdy folks, With all the breaches of cloud identity services over the last few years, we get a lot of questions about how we secure customer data. So today’s blog is a dive into the details of how we protect customer data in Azure AD. Datacenter and Service Security Let’s start with our datacenters. First,...

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Changes to the Token Lifetime Defaults in Azure AD

Howdy folks, I’m happy to share that as part of our efforts to eliminate unnecessary signin prompts while maintaining high levels of security, we’re making some major improvements to how we manage refresh tokens lifetimes. This blog post goes into much greater technical detail than we usually discuss in this blog. But this is an...

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