10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #8: You won’t get phished!

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Maria Puertas Calvo, data scientist for Microsoft Identity, continues the series.     Hi!   I am honored to be among such a fine group of people bringing you the goodness of passwordless authentication. Today, I’m going to…

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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #7: Authenticator app for easy phone sign-in

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Alex Weinert continues this series.     In previous blogs in this series, we shared how passwords lead to breaches, lost productivity and support calls. I also shared how biometrics local to each device provide…

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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #6: The Passwordless Funnel

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Tarek Dawoud, principal program manager, continues this series.     Since we announced our Public Preview of passwordless credential management, we have met with hundreds of customers to discuss the passwordless promise and how to…

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Wipro streamlines guest-user access with Azure AD External Identities – Microsoft

Hello! In today’s “Voice of the Partner” blog, Prakash Narayanamoorthy, Principal Microsoft Security Architect for Wipro, explains how his company transformed their identity and access management (IAM) offer while delivering an elevated level of governance and secure access across external identities. Prakash and his team streamlined external access and strengthened security for their customers—all with…

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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #5 – The ease of use and portability of security keys

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). In this post, Sue Bohn continues the series by sharing another benefit of passwordless.    I love passwordless because of how much customers benefit from the increased security and convenience that one passwordless option offers in particular—security keys.…

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February identity updates – GA of Azure AD My Apps user-based collections and more

Howdy folks,   I’m excited to share the latest Active Azure Directory news, including feature updates, support deprecation, and new capabilities that will streamline administrator, developer, and user experiences. These updates show our commitment to simplifying identity and access management, while also enhancing the customization and controls you need.   Intuitive user experiences GA of…

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Azure Front Door enhances secure cloud CDN with intelligent threat protection

This blog post was co-authored by Jessie Jia, Senior Program Manager The Internet is the new corporate network and the fabric that connects users, devices, and data to applications of all types. It is foundational to how organizations run their businesses, engage their customers, conduct commerce, operate their supply chain, and enable their employees to work from anywhere. However, while the Internet is highly scalable and ever expanding, it…

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Azure Firewall Premium now in preview

This post was co-authored by Gopikrishna Kannan, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking, and Suren Jamiyanaa, Program Manager, Azure Networking. Announcing the preview release of Azure Firewall Premium. Azure Firewall Premium provides next-generation firewall capabilities that are required for highly sensitive and regulated environments. With this Azure Firewall Premium release, you can now use the following…

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Future-proof your network with Azure for Operators

Increasing competition and ever-growing demand for mobile, always-on services challenges operators to find new strategies to grow profits and gain a competitive edge. To succeed, operators also need to embrace three critical trends: Changing the economics of their service model. Finding new revenue and shareholder value with 5G. Driving digital transformation, consolidation, and automation. To…

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