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Provision users into apps using SQL as a user store, more easily build complex expressions, and more

Provision users into apps using SQL as a user store, more easily build complex expressions, and more

Howdy folks, I'm excited to share the latest Active Azure Directory provisioning capabilities to help you with your user lifecycle and directory management needs. Automate provisioning users from Azure AD into on-premises applications Azure AD now supports provisioning into on-premises ... continue reading
Have you updated your applications to use the Microsoft Authentication Library and Microsoft Graph?

Have you updated your applications to use the Microsoft Authentication Library and Microsoft Graph?

Howdy folks, In 2020, we made a recommendation to developers to use the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) and the Microsoft Graph API when developing applications. Since then, we’ve continued to add capabilities to both MSAL and Microsoft Graph, including improvements ... continue reading
Introducing Azure AD access reviews for service principals

Introducing Azure AD access reviews for service principals

Howdy folks! With the growing trend of more applications and services moving to the cloud, there’s an increasing need to improve the governance of identities used by these workloads. Today, we’re announcing the public preview of access reviews for service ... continue reading

Automate and manage Azure AD tasks at scale with the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK

Howdy folks, We’ve heard from customers that having a great PowerShell experience is critical in helping manage your identity needs at scale from automating tasks through scripts to managing users in bulk. Today we wanted to share the investments we’re ... continue reading
Build 2021: Build Zero Trust-ready apps with the Microsoft identity platform

Build 2021: Build Zero Trust-ready apps with the Microsoft identity platform

Howdy folks, It’s Build week at Microsoft and it is exciting to see a wide audience, from developers to students to startups, from around the world participate in the virtual sessions at Build. We see continued interest in the topic ... continue reading
New Azure AD Capabilities for Conditional Access and Azure VMs at RSA 2021

New Azure AD Capabilities for Conditional Access and Azure VMs at RSA 2021

Howdy folks! We’re excited to be joining you virtually at RSA Conference 2021 next week. Security has become top-of-mind for everyone, and Identity has become central to organizations’ Zero Trust approach. Customers increasingly rely on Azure Active Directory (AD) Conditional ... continue reading
April identity updates

April identity updates

Howdy folks, I’m excited to share the latest Active Azure Directory news, including feature updates, support depreciation, and the general availability of new features that will streamline administrator, developer, and end user experiences. These new features and feature updates show ... continue reading
Accelerate your move to the cloud with new capabilities in Azure AD Domain Services

Accelerate your move to the cloud with new capabilities in Azure AD Domain Services

Howdy folks!  New capabilities in Azure Active Directory Domain Services will make it easier for you to move your legacy, on-premises apps to the cloud. The additional capabilities in our managed domain services solution include geo redundancy, faster sync, and ... continue reading

Decentralized digital identities and blockchain: The future as we see it

First published on February 12, 2018 Howdy folks, I hope you’ll find today’s post as interesting as I do. It’s a bit of brain candy and outlines an exciting vision for the future of digital identities. Over the last 12 ... continue reading

Strengthen your hybrid identity with these new Azure AD Connect releases

Howdy folks, We continue to hear from you that hybrid identity is as important as ever, even as more apps move to the cloud. In Azure AD, our key hybrid identity tool is Azure AD Connect. This comes in two ... continue reading