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April 2017

Apr 26

PingAccess for Azure Active Directory

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

July 2016

Jul 28

General availability: Azure Active Directory conditional access

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Jul 28

General availability: Microsoft Authenticator

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Security
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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • App Service
  • Security
Jul 13

Public preview: New version of Azure Active Directory PowerShell cmdlets

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

June 2016

Jun 24

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

May 2016

May 10

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

March 2016

Mar 8

Public preview: Azure Active Directory Identity Protection

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

January 2016

Jan 14

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

November 2015

Nov 12

General availability: Role-Based Access Control

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

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.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Oct 15

Public preview: Azure Active Directory Domain Services

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Oct 15

General availability: Azure Rights Management document tracking

NOW AVAILABLE

Document tracking in Azure RMS enables document owners to track activities on the sensitive files they share with others.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

September 2015

Sep 17

Public preview: Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration

IN PREVIEW

Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration helps improve security while simplifying the management of partner access to resources, including SaaS apps such as Office 365, Salesforce, many Azure services, and other mobile, cloud, and on-premises claims-aware applications.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Sep 16

Public preview: Azure Active Directory B2C

IN PREVIEW

Azure Active Directory B2C is an enterprise-grade, multi-tenant, cloud service that helps you stay connected with your consumers.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Security

June 2015

Jun 24

General availability: Azure Active Directory Connect Health

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AD Connect Health helps you monitor and gain insight into your on-premises identity infrastructure.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Jun 24

General availability: Azure Active Directory Connect

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Active Directory Connect, the tool to connect Active Directory and Azure Active Directory in a few clicks, is now generally available.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

May 2015

May 4

General availablity: Cloud App Discovery

NOW AVAILABLE

Cloud App Discovery, a module of Azure Active Directory Premium is now generally available and accessible via the Microsoft Azure portal. It can provide your IT department with visibility into all your organization’s business and consumer cloud apps.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

March 2015

Mar 24

Integrate Active Directory with App Service Web Apps

IN PREVIEW

Azure Websites Authentication / Authorization allows you to quickly restrict access to your websites running on Azure Websites by leveraging Azure Active Directory.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • App Service
  • Security

January 2015

Jan 29

Public Preview: Azure Active Directory Connect Health

IN PREVIEW

Azure AD Connect Health helps you monitor your on-premises identity infrastructure.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Cloud Services
  • Security

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