Try the new phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

Now that’s really nice. We all hate passwords but we should use them anyway. If you really care about security you should use complex passwords, containing special characters, numbers, symbols, etc. What if you could use your phone to login, without having to use any complex passwords? Now this is possible using the Microsoft Authenticator…

DirSync and Azure AD Sync end of support: go for #AzureAD Connect

A few days ago there was an announcement about the new version of Azure AD Connect, version 1.1.484.0 to be exact. On April 13 of last year, Microsoft announced the deprecation of Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and zure Active Directory Sync (Azure AD Sync) tools. And if you think about this…. it’s today!…

New #AzureAD Connect version 1.1.484.0 Released: April 2017

  Azure AD Connect sync Fixed an issue where the sync scheduler skips the entire sync step if one or more connectors are missing run profile for that sync step. For example, you manually added a connector using the Synchronization Service Manager without creating a Delta Import run profile for it. This fix ensures that…

Join me @ Athens Global Azure Bootcamp, 22 Apr

  Azure Active Directory: 5 reasons to implement it today! 15:30-16:30 Auditorium 2Join me for an overview of the capabilities of Azure Active Directory, Microsoft’s Identity and Access management cloud solution (IDaaS). During this session full of demos, we’ll see why it is so important to implement it today and modernize your IT infrastructure using…

PingAccess for #AzureAD: The public preview is being deployed

  Back in September I blogged about a new great partnership of Azure AD and PingAccess, in order to support new kinds of 0n-premises applications. You can take a look at blog post here: https://spanougakis.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/azuread-and-pingaccess-a-new-great-partnership-for-secure-web-app-access/ Starting from March 22nd, the Azure AD team is happy to announce that PingAccess for Azure AD is being deployed…

Conditional Access “limited access” policies for SharePoint are in public preview

  Back in December 2016 I blogged about the new conditional access in Azure AD through the new Azure portal, you can read the post here: https://spanougakis.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/conditional-access-in-azuread-in-the-new-azure-portal/ The question is: do you allow your users to connect to cloud services using their personal devices? If the answer is yes, then you should consider using conditional…

Microsoft Mechanics Video: New Conditional Access capabilities in Azure AD and Enterprise Mobility + Security

  In this video @Alex_A_Simons and Simon May discuss Azure AD’s Conditional Access system and the many improvements the Azure AD team has made recently which you’ll find below. In the video they demonstrate the improved user experience, how company data is protected without impacting productivity and the improvements they have made to the IT…

Conditional Access in #AzureAD in the new Azure portal

We all want to keep our employees happy, while enabling them to be productive. As we know, productivity and security are two different topics and they rarely go together. If you started using Azure AD, you should know that is now possible to create policies and rules, so that you can protect your company’s valuable…

#AzureAD Certificate Based Authentication is Generally Available

How can you make the authentication mechanism to be a secure one? Try certificates and Certificate-based authentication. What you can actually use today, especially if you want to use your mobile device? Take a look at these two articles that focus on certificate-based authentication for Android and iOS: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-certificate-based-authentication-android and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-certificate-based-authentication-ios#getting-started That feature was actually…