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    October 2018

    Oct 18

    Send your Azure Active Directory data to Azure Log Analytics

    The ability to forward your Azure Active Directory logs to Azure Log Analytics is now available.

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Virtual network peering across Azure Active Directory tenants

    Virtual network peering is now available for virtual networks that belong to subscriptions in different Azure Active Directory tenants.

    Sep 24

    Azure Active Directory conditional access in Azure Databricks

    Azure Databricks now supports Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) conditional access, which allows administrators to control where and when users are permitted to sign in to Azure Databricks. Some of the common concerns this addresses include restricted sign-in access, limited network location access, managing the type of device access as well as restricted access to client applications.

    Sep 24

    Azure Active Directory Integration with Azure Files in preview

    Azure Files Azure AD Integration for SMB access using Azure AD Domain Services is now available in preview.

    April 2017

    Apr 27

    Azure Active Directory Administrative Units

    Administrative Units in Azure AD will enable large enterprises to sub-divide their directory and delegate administrative permissions across their complex organizations.

    Apr 26

    Azure Active Directory HR applications integration

    Customers will soon be able to use Azure Active Directory’s (Azure AD) cloud-based service to orchestrate user provisioning from Workday to on-premises Active Directory, Azure AD, and more.

    Apr 26

    Azure Active Directory (AD) pass-through authentication

    Pass-through authentication provided by Azure Active Directory will enable users to login to cloud resources by validating their password against their on-premises local Active Directory.

    Apr 26

    PingAccess for Azure Active Directory

    Ping Identity and Microsoft announce the general availability (GA) of PingAccess for Azure Active Directory (AD) Application Proxy, extending secure remote access to more on-premises applications.

    July 2016

    Jul 28

    General availability: Azure Active Directory conditional access

    You can use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) conditional access policies to apply access rules to any Azure AD–connected application.

    Jul 28

    General availability: Microsoft Authenticator

    Microsoft Authenticator is the mobile application that will replace Azure Authenticator, the Microsoft account app, and all other Microsoft-published enterprise and consumer authenticator apps for Android, iOS, and Windows.

    Jul 15

    Azure App Service Authentication and Azure AD domain hints

    When you're creating web, mobile, API, or Function apps for use by members of your organization, it’s often the case that you’re using Azure Active Directory and you want to remove the option to sign in with non-organizational credentials.

    Jul 13

    Public preview: New version of Azure Active Directory PowerShell cmdlets

    A preview of the new version of Azure Active Directory PowerShell cmdlets provides more functionality in several areas, most notably for Modern Authentication and Multi-Factor Authentication.

    June 2016

    Jun 24

    Generally available: Windows 10 Enterprise State Roaming via Azure Active Directory Premium

    Enterprise State Roaming in Windows 10 allows the use of work or school identities to synchronize user settings and modern app data by using the Azure cloud for storage.

    May 2016

    May 10

    Public preview: Windows 10 Enterprise State Roaming preview via Azure Active Directory Premium is now available in Asia

    Enterprise State Roaming preview for Windows 10 via Azure Active Directory Premium is now available in the East and Southeast Asia Azure regions.

    April 2016

    Apr 14

    More ways to purchase Microsoft Azure Active Directory Basic

    You can purchase Microsoft Azure Active Directory Basic online through the Direct program, as well as through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, the Open Volume License program, and the Cloud Solution Provider program.

    March 2016

    Mar 8

    Public preview: Azure Active Directory Identity Protection

    Azure Active Directory Identity Protection provides a consolidated view of suspicious sign-in activities and potential vulnerabilities to help protect your business.

    January 2016

    Jan 14

    General availability: Azure Role-Based Access Control with custom roles

    Azure Role-Based Access Control allows you to grant users only the rights they need to perform their jobs by using built-in or custom roles.

    November 2015

    Nov 12

    General availability: Role-Based Access Control

    Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) provides fine-grained access management for Azure resources, enabling you to grant users only the rights they need to perform their jobs.

    October 2015

    Oct 15

    Azure Active Directory Application Proxy enhancements

    Azure AD Application Proxy provides remote access and single sign-on (SSO) for many types of on-premises web applications.

    Oct 15

    Public preview: Azure Active Directory Domain Services

    Azure Active Directory Domain Services provides scalable, high-performance, managed domain services.

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