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Turning the page on Solorigate and opening the next chapter for the security community

The recent Solar Winds attack is a moment of reckoning. Today, as we close our own internal investigation of the incident, we continue to see an urgent opportunity for defenders everywhere to unify and protect the world in a more concerted ... continue reading

Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless #3: Why biometrics and passwordless are a dream combination

The Microsoft identity team recently launched a series explaining why they love passwordless authentication (and why you should too!).The series kicked off with posts on FIDO and NIST compliance. Alex Weinert continues the series with this post speaking to biometric ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #2: NIST Compliance

Hello, This is the second post in the “Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless” blog series. Last time, we talked about the flexibility and multi-platform benefits of FIDO2 open standards based technology. The second reason to love passwordless is it brings ... continue reading
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Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless #2: NIST Compliance

Hello,  This is the second post in the “Ten Reasons to Love Passwordless” blog series. Last time, we talked about the flexibility and multi-platform benefits of FIDO2 open standards based technology. The second reason to love passwordless is it brings the highest levels of security to your organization. Passwordless multifactor authentication (MFA) eliminates the need to memorize ... continue reading
OPS108: Windows authentication internals in a hybrid world

OPS108: Windows authentication internals in a hybrid world

Have you ever wondered what happens when you type your password into Windows? With the cloud becoming a major part of our world, we find ourselves having to talk to both on-premises and cloud-native resources, which dramatically affects what happens ... continue reading
OPS106: How to be an AD hybrid health hero

OPS106: How to be an AD hybrid health hero

Once you've connected your identity to Azure AD, how do you ensure it continues to function as expected? In this session, you'll learn how to keep your hybrid identity environment healthy, across different Active Directory and Azure Active Directory scenarios ... continue reading

Why operational resilience will be key in 2021, and how this impacts cybersecurity

The lessons we have learned during the past 12 months have demonstrated that the ability to respond to and bounce back from adversity in general, can impact the short-and long-term success of any organization. It can even dictate the leaders ... continue reading
5 identity priorities for 2021—strengthening security for the hybrid work era and beyond

5 identity priorities for 2021—strengthening security for the hybrid work era and beyond

When I outlined the five identity priorities for 2020, the world was a very different place. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how organizations run their businesses. It’s also changed the way we work, learn, and collaborate. What ... continue reading
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Upcoming changes to managing MFA methods for hybrid customers

Howdy folks! In November, I shared that we’re simplifying the MFA management experience to manage all authentication methods directly in Azure AD. This change has been successfully rolled out to cloud-only customers. To make this transition smooth for hybrid customers, ... continue reading
Line graph showing Azure AD app gallery monthly active users has grown over 109% year-over-year.

The state of apps by Microsoft identity: Azure AD app gallery apps that made the most impact in 2020

2020 was an unprecedented year, to say the least. The COVID-19 global pandemic drastically changed how we work, learn, and collaborate. Organizations had to find new ways to connect and maintain productivity while providing secure access to critical apps and ... continue reading