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Now Available: Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager

Now Available: Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Monday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1710 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! One of the key features in the 1710 release is co-management which enables a new and more practical path to transition the management of Windows...

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Update 1711 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1711 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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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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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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Update 1706 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1706 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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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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End of support for DirSync and Azure AD Sync is rapidly approaching. Time to upgrade to Azure AD Connect!

Howdy folks, On April 13 of last year, we announced the deprecation of “Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync)” and “Azure Active Directory Sync (Azure AD Sync)” and that it was time to start planning to upgrade to Azure AD Connect. We also announced at the time that DirSync & Azure AD Sync will reach...

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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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Update 1612 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1612 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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