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Simplified Application Management using Wildcards in Azure AD Application Proxy

Howdy folks, Today I get to tell you about a cool new capability that improves the management experience for Azure AD Application Proxy. Now you can use wildcards(*) to publish many applications at once. Wildcards also let you apply the same settings such as authentication method and user assignment for each of those applications. This...

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Lots of News about Azure AD B2C feature updates!

Howdy folks, Today I’m excited to let you know about a passel of new features we’ve just turned on our Azure AD B2C service! These features give you a ton of new options for customizing your Azure AD B2C end user experience. We have some highly demanded features going into public preview: Custom password complexity...

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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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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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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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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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New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few...

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Microsoft Mechanics Video: New Conditional Access capabilities in Azure AD and Enterprise Mobility + Security!

Microsoft Mechanics Video: New Conditional Access capabilities in Azure AD and Enterprise Mobility + Security!

Howdy folks, I’ve talked and written a lot about vision of “Identity as the New Control Plane”. This is based on the idea that as more and more of a company’s digital resources live outside the corporate network, in the cloud and on devices, that a great cloud based identity system is the best way...

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New enhancements to the #AzureAD PowerShell 2.0 preview. Manage dynamic groups and more!

Howdy folks, This week we published a really cool update to Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 preview cmdlets. This update gives you some pretty killer new Azure AD functionality. The new thing I’m the most jazzed about is managing dynamic group settings using PowerShell. This was a top request from all you PowerShell folks out there....

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