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Enhanced support for Azure AD Guest Users for Azure SQL

We are announcing public preview of a new capability that enables creation of Azure AD guest users directly as database users and setting Azure AD guest users as Active Directory admin for SQL for Azure SQL Database, Managed Instance and ... continue reading

Guiding principles of our identity strategy: staying ahead of evolving customer needs

Last June, when I shared the 5 principles driving a customer-obsessed identity strategy at Microsoft, many of you had embraced the idea of a boundaryless environment, but relatively few had implemented it in practice. A global pandemic made remote access ... continue reading
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3 tips to grow your Microsoft partner identity-driven security business

Hello! Today’s “Voice of the Partner” story is written by Prashanth Subramanian, Manikandan Rajagopal, and Balaji Ganesan of Quadra. Quadra has been a global Partner of the Year award winner/finalist for over 15 years. In this blog they explain how ... continue reading

Calculating Application Availability in the Cloud

When deploying business critical applications in the cloud you want to make sure they are highly available. The good news is that if you plan properly, you can achieve 99.99% (4-nines) of availability or more. However, calculating your true availability ... continue reading
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Using Azure AD App and Certificate with Office 365 CLI in Azure DevOps for SPFx

INTRODUCTION While using Azure DevOps Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD) pipelines, most of the documentation and articles show how to use Office 365 Command Line Interface (CLI) to upload, add and deploy the SPFx packages. It’s because Office 365 ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Stack HCI updates, Azure Kubernetes Service updates and more

Az Update: Azure Stack HCI updates, Azure Kubernetes Service updates and more

What a busy week for Azure Services! Microsoft Inspire took place this week and a plethora of new announcements were shared. Announcements include: The next generation of Azure Stack HCI, Numerous Azure Kubernetes Service announcements, Azure IoT Connector to ingest ... continue reading
Building better identity solutions with our partners at Microsoft Inspire

Building better identity solutions with our partners at Microsoft Inspire

Hello Everyone - This week is Microsoft Inspire where we celebrate our partners that have helped us innovate and accelerate growth over the last year. Whether businesses are starting their journey to cloud identity, migrating applications to modern authentication, or ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Who says summertime marks a slowdown in new service announcements in tech? Lots to cover in this week's Az Update including: Azure Site Recovery now supports replication with private links, Citrix and Microsoft partner to accelerate the future of work, ... continue reading

Prevent and detect more identity-based attacks with Azure Active Directory

Security incidents often start with just one compromised account. Once an attacker gets their foot in the door, they can escalate privileges or gather intelligence that helps them reach their goals. This is why we say that identity is the ... continue reading
Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands to include managed security service providers

Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands to include managed security service providers

We’d planned a splashy party at Microsoft Inspire to announce our newest Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) members and introduce them to association members, but given our world today, I am instead picturing you reading this announcement curled up in ... continue reading