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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Named a “2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice” for Client Management Tools

Everyone (and I mean everyone) on the Microsoft 365 team has been pursuing some very ambitious goals in the ten months since we launched Microsoft 365.  Those goals have all been laser focused on one key thing:  Helping our customers effectively navigate their own unique path towards the digital transformation that they need to succeed...

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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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