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Hybrid MIM reporting now available in Azure Active Directory

Howdy folks, Today, I’m happy to announce the general availability of the Microsoft Identity Manager hybrid reporting, which enables the reporting view within Azure Active Directory’s (Azure AD) audit activity reports. I’ve invited one of our Engineering Managers, David Steadman, to tell you more about this feature and share details on how to enable it....

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Faster Application Deployment in Azure AD Application Proxy

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce you can now use PowerShell to manage deployment of your Azure AD Application Proxy. This will allow you to deploy your on-premises applications more quickly and manage them more easily. For example, we know many of you are deploying tens of Application Proxy applications and want to automate the...

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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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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 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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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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New video for Cloud Management Gateway

New video for Cloud Management Gateway

We have created a 10-minute video to demonstrate the basics of deploying and configuring the new Cloud Management Gateway feature. You can watch the video here: For more information about the Cloud Management Gateway, see the feature documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients-internet.     Additional resources: What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager Get Ready for System Center...

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The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and we play the “Is This a Real...

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The CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

The CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

In this episode I kick off my two-part conversation with Justin Kershaw, the CIO & CVP at Cargill – the largest privately held company in the U.S. At any given time, Cargill can have up to 20% of the world’s food in their supply chain, and this means Justin is a very busy man. In the...

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