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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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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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“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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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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More enhancements to the #AzureAD Admin experience in the new Azure Portal!

Howdy folks, Since our most August 2016 preview release of our new admin experience in the new Azure portal we’ve seen a ton of use and received a ton of feedback. Thank you to all of you who are giving the new experience a whirl! We really appreciate it. Since I’ve invited Senior Program Manager Adam...

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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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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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#AzureAD B2B Invitation API is now in public preview!

#AzureAD B2B Invitation API is now in public preview!

Howdy folks, We have heard from you loud and clear that Azure AD B2B (business to business) collaboration capabilities are critical to your success. So we are working to make them as efficient as possible. Today I’m excited to announce that our new Azure AD B2B Invitation API is now in public preview! The vast...

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