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May 2019

May 6

Unified application registration experience

NOW AVAILABLE

Register, configure and manage all your apps in the new application registration blade in the Azure portal.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
May 6

Azure AD support in GitHub Enterprise

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub Enterprise customers can synchronize groups of users with Azure AD to leverage existing infrastructure.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
May 6

Azure Active Directory support in GitHub Enterprise

To support the needs of enterprise customers, GitHub Enterprise customers can now synchronize groups of GitHub users with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and thus enforce a secure workplace identity. AAD synchronization allows GitHub customers to leverage their existing AAD solution for group membership so that their administrators and developers can focus on their application development. Read blog

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
May 6

GitHub Identity support for Azure

GitHub users now can sign into Microsoft applications, including Azure Portal and Azure DevOps using their GitHub account. This update enables developers to go from repository to deployment with just their GitHub account. The new login system will try to match a user’s GitHub account to an existing Microsoft identity with access to Azure. If the system can’t find one, it creates one for the user that's keyed to their GitHub account, providing a seamless login experience. Read blog

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
May 1

Authentication session management in Azure AD Conditional Access

IN PREVIEW

Create conditional access policies which determine how often users need to provide sign-in credentials and if they need to provide them after closing and reopening browsers.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

April 2019

Apr 30

Azure AD entitlement management

IN PREVIEW

Govern employee and partner access requests, approvals, auditing, and reviews for any app integrated with Azure AD.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Apr 24

Group claims in Azure AD tokens

IN PREVIEW

User group membership information can be emitted from SAML and OIDC/OAuth tokens issued by Azure AD so organizations so apps that require this information can be managed and secured from the cloud.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Apr 23

Azure Active Directory activity logs integration with Diagnostics Logs for Azure Monitor and Log Analytics in Azure Monitor

NOW AVAILABLE

Gain insights from Azure AD user activity logs stored in an Azure storage account and streamed to your preferred SIEM or custom environment, or integration with Log Analytics in Azure Monitor directly in the Azure portal.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Apr 10

Home realm discovery during sign-in for Microsoft 365 services

IN DEVELOPMENT

We are changing our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in behavior to make room for new authentication methods and improve usability. During sign-in, Azure AD determines where a user needs to authenticate. Azure AD makes intelligent decisions by reading organization and user settings for the username entered on the sign-in page. This is a step towards a password-free future that enables additional credentials like FIDO 2.0.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Apr 10

More sign-in options for Microsoft accounts in Microsoft 365

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2019

We're updating the Microsoft 365 sign-in page for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to add a new sign-in options link. This link will be added only to sign-in pages that accept personal Microsoft accounts.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Apr 2

Azure AD password protection

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AD password protection helps you eliminate easily guessed passwords from your environment, which can dramatically lower the risk of being compromised by a password spray attack.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

January 2019

Jan 23

Workday to Azure AD inbound user provisioning is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Securely tap into the rich workforce identity and organization data present in Workday and automate inbound user provisioning into Active Directory and Azure AD.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

November 2018

Nov 2

Azure AD group-based licensing management is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Scalably assign Microsoft service licenses to groups of users rather than individuals in Azure AD. 

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

October 2018

Oct 19

Azure AD activity logs integration with Azure Monitor Diagnostics and Azure Log Analytics is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Gain insights from Azure AD user activity logs stored in an Azure storage account and streamed to your preferred SIEM or custom environment, or integration with Azure Log Analytics tools directily in the Azure portal.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Features
  • Security
Oct 18

Send your Azure Active Directory data to Azure Log Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Security
Oct 11

Ability to Diagnose and resolve hybrid identity directory errors is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Identify and remediate directory errors caused by duplicate user attributes and orphaned objects, which complicate synchronizing your AD and Azure AD hybrid identity environment.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Oct 5

System-assigned Managed Identity for Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use a system assigned managed identity with a Virtual Machine and Virtual Machine Scale Sets.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Oct 4

Self-service password reset from the Windows 10 sign in for hybrid domain joined devices is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Windows 10 devices that are domain-joined to both on-premises AD and cloud Azure AD allow user self-service password reset from the sign in screen.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Oct 4

Self-service password reset from the Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 sign in screens is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Users with an Azure AD account can now reset their password from the sign in screen of devices using the Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

September 2018

Sep 25

Staged user rollout to Azure AD cloud authentication is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Migrate users from federated authentication to Azure AD cloud authentication in groups or phases and manage from the Azure AD portal.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security

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