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AAD Dynamic Groups, Controlled MFA Registration, Intune + Admin Templates and AIP Log Analytics

AAD Dynamic Groups, Controlled MFA Registration, Intune + Admin Templates and AIP Log Analytics

Hi folks – this morning, I’m taking a little side-trip away from my series about the modern Microsoft productivity platform for a brief review of a handful of new or lesser-known gems. I’m going to touch on four capabilities, all ... continue reading
Presenting the new Unfamiliar Sign-in Properties

Presenting the new Unfamiliar Sign-in Properties

Howdy folks, Today we want to tell you about some really awesome improvements we made in Azure AD Identity Protection. Together, these improvements improved our ability to detect compromised sign-ins by over 100 percent! We also reduced our false positive ... continue reading
Azure AD Application Proxy support for SAML based Apps is GA!

Azure AD Application Proxy support for SAML based Apps is GA!

Howdy Folks, Today, I'm excited to announce the general availability of SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) support for your on-premises apps using Application Proxy. Hundreds of customers have used this integration to connect their custom Line of Business apps with Azure ... continue reading

Enabling communication traces in C# application for Azure AD authentication with SQL DB using token-based mechanism with Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

First published on MSDN on Aug 29, 2017 SQL server security team presents a code sample ( as VS project) allowing to enable communication traces for ADAL managed library used to support Universal Authentication with MFA for SQL DB ( ... continue reading

Token-based authentication including Multi-factor auth (MFA) for Azure SQL DB using Azure Active Directory (AD)

First published on MSDN on Aug 18, 2017 SQL server security team presents an application solution for token-based authentication with multi-factor (MFA) support for SQL DB using Azure AD auth. The zip file attached below with the codes sample and ... continue reading
Azure AD Application Proxy now supports SAML-based applications!

Azure AD Application Proxy now supports SAML-based applications!

Howdy Folks, Today, I'm excited to announce the general availability of SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) support for your on-premises apps using Application Proxy. Hundreds of customers have used this integration to connect their custom Line of Business apps with Azure ... continue reading

Easing compliance for UK public and health sectors with new Azure Blueprints

Earlier this month we released our latest Azure Blueprint for a key compliance standard with the availability of the UK OFFICIAL blueprint for the Government-Cloud (G-Cloud) standard, and National Health Service (NHS) Information Governance of the United Kingdom. The new ... continue reading
The Adventure Continues … Custom Branding in Azure AD and other Microsoft 365 Services

The Adventure Continues … Custom Branding in Azure AD and other Microsoft 365 Services

Greetings folks! Approximately four-score and seven years ago (in cloud-years), I posted a blog with a stated intention of it being the first in a series about the modern Microsoft enterprise productivity platform. I assure you, that intention remains but ... continue reading

Advancing Microsoft Azure reliability

Reliance on cloud services continues to grow for industries, organizations, and people around the world. So now more than ever it is important that you can trust that the cloud solutions you rely on are secure, compliant with global standards ... continue reading

Preparing your enterprise to eliminate passwords

Anyone who uses the internet knows the hassles of using a user name and password to access their own information, whether it’s their banking, online shopping, social media, medical information, etc. If you’re a CIO, a CISO, or any other ... continue reading