Why I love the Microsoft Authenticator App: because now it sends security notifications!

I cannot hide how I use and love the Microsoft Authenticator App. If you enable MFA logins for all your cloud services, it’s like magic: even without any internet connection, the app generates a code that you can use it as an additional factor of authentication. How it works now with these additional security notifications?…

Four major Azure AD Identity Protection enhancements are now in public preview

More and more enhancements related to Identity Protection have been announced today! So let’s see all of them: Improved user interface that now includes security insights, ability to filter and create reports New APIs that allow you to use all this monitored data to your own ticketing systems Improved risk assessment, so to be able…

#AzureAD new feature in preview: Roles and Administrators

One more cool feature in Azure Active Directory to make managing and controlling user assignments easier than ever in Azure AD. It provides you with a complete list and description of the built-in directory roles, in case you need to know all the details related to a specific role. It can also point you to…

#AzureAD Baseline Protection and Policy in Public Preview

It is crucial to protect your admin accounts, especially when we talk about Azure services. There is a new feature in Public Preview to implement it today, that will effectively protect your Azure AD privileged accounts. During the last year, identity attacks have increased by 300%. To protect your environment from the ever-increasing attacks, Azure…

#AzureAD Password Protection and Smart Lockout are now in Public Preview

One more cool feature related to Azure Active Directory, especially for those of you that care about security. Remember that the GDPR mandates for a strict security baseline, in order to protect personal data. So this new feature that was announced in Public Preview, forces or audits the passwords that the Azure AD users use;…

Use Internal URLs to access apps from anywhere with My Apps Sign-in Extension and the #AzureAD Application Proxy

If you regularly follow this blog, you should already know a lot about Azure AD Application Proxy. I also recommend that you take a look at this presentation here: http://systemplus.gr/training/training-videos/azureadproxy/   Now we have the option to access internal resources using internal URLs even when outside our corporate network by using the My Apps Secure…

New #AzureAD B2C customization options

(Σημείωση: έχουμε ανακοινώσει ένα webinar στα ελληνικά για το Microsoft Azure, ώστε να μπορέσετε να εκπαιδευθείτε από το σπίτι. Δείτε περισσότερες πληροφορίες εδώ.)   The Azure AD product group recently announced some exciting new features. Here is a short list: Enhanced flexibility for customizing login and registration experiences. Update the portal experience so that features…

Microsoft MVP Summit Μάρτιος 2018, μια ανασκόπηση από την επίσκεψή μας στα κεντρικά της Microsoft στο Redmond

Για ακόμα μια χρονιά είχα την ευκαιρία να επισκεφθώ ως MVP τα κεντρικά της Microsoft στο Redmond, για να παρακολουθήσω εκπαιδεύσεις από το product group του Active Directory. Πρόκειται για ένα από τα σημαντικότερα πλεονεκτήματα που έχεις όταν έχεις αναγνωριστεί ως Microsoft Most Valuable Professional από την ίδια τη Microsoft: η δυνατότητα να βρεθείς για…

#AzureAD and Hybrid MIM reporting is here

You can hear me talk a few times during the Windows Server 2016 Identity course about Microsoft Identity Management. It’s a great tool, giving you the ability to control your on-premises identities effectively. But we all know that many customers use hybrid environments, on-premises Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. For those customers, user access…

#AzureAD Application Proxy and faster application deployment

Just before reading the great news about Azure AD Application Proxy, I suggest that you take a look at this training video: http://systemplus.gr/training/training-videos/azureadproxy/ So what are the news? You can now use PowerShell to manage deployment of your Azure AD Application Proxy. This could be handy for customers that need to deploy multiple applications and…