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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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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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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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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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Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity: #1 A new identity mindset

Howdy folks, Many of the customers I get the privilege to talk with are well along the path to connecting their on-premises systems and applications to cloud services. And for the majority of them, hybrid identity is the first stop of destination cloud. Why is that the case? Because nearly every large enterprise has applications...

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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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