Microsoft Entra

Entra ID – You can now use Lifecycle workflows to manage synced users lifecycle (preview)

As you know, identity management is an important part of controlling access to resources and applications by end-users, especially when working with cloud services. While Entra ID has quite few features to help in managing identities, these features are sometime limited to cloud-based only account; they can’t help in managing synced/on-premises identities, as as you […]

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Entra ID – Multiple passwordless account are now available on Android

As you probably already know, Entra ID has been provided a passwordless capability to sign-in to applications without using password for quite some time (see Passwordless sign-in with Microsoft Authenticator – Microsoft Entra ID | Microsoft Learn). Well, there was an important limitation as only 1 account could be configured as passwordless with Microsoft Authenticator.

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Intune – End-user self-service BitLocker recovery key

If you manage Windows/macOS devices fleet you already know that it is recommended to enable disk encryption on these devices (either through GPO or Intune) with recovery information saved in Entra ID. Then you also already know that administrators (global administrator, cloud device administrator, helpdesk administrator, Intune administrator or security administrator or reader) can read

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Entra ID – New name and options for Conditional Access Location setting

As this is something you may not review and check frequently, you need to know there have been few changes related to the Location setting in Entra ID Conditional Access. The first one, quite minor if you think about it, is the Location setting has been renamed to Network. The second change is an additional

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Entra ID – You can now have a better change tracking experience for Conditional Access policies (preview)

As you probably already know, you can track activities on Entra ID, from authentication to configuration changes. For some of these changes – such as conditional access policy updates – you can also get the old and new value in JSON format. As reading a JSON formatted information is not always easy, especially to identify

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Entra ID – New workbook to help having a better understanding with your Risk-Based Access policies

As you know, with Entra ID P2 you can implement Risk-Based Conditional Access policies. It is sometime no easy to understand what is going to happen with implementing Conditional Access policies. Well, good news, this new workbook – Impact analysis of risk-based access policies – will help you understand the impact. The workbook will emulate

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Entra ID – You can now get Entra License utilization insights (preview)

This has been a long awaited feature by Entra ID administrators: getting insights about license utilization. Well, good news as it finally arrived. To be able to get this insight, you will need to have either Entra ID P1 or P2 licenses. With this feature, you will get usage information of your Entra ID premium

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Entra ID – Dynamic group rule builder does not include ‘contains’ and ‘notcontains’

If you are using Microsoft Entra ID (aka Azure AD), you probably know that you can create dynamic groups to group users or devices based on rules. Well, until now you could use a ‘contains’ or ‘notcontains’ operator when creating the rule using the rule builder. This is no longer the case. The rule builder

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Entra ID – New Entra ID Connect version released with major updates

  If you are synching your on-premises Active Directory to Entra ID (aka Azure AD), you must be aware of the release of a new Entra ID Connect (aka Azure AD Connect) version – 2.3.2) with major updates.   One of them is the retirement of the group writeback feature as announced in November 2023

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Entra ID – Get ready for group writeback depreciation

  If you are using Entra ID Connect (aka Azure AD Connect), you may already know about the existence of the group writeback functionality (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity/hybrid/connect/how-to-connect-group-writeback-v2/) which allows you to provision groups on your Active Directory from Entra ID. Well, you need to get ready for the group writeback depreciation starting June 30, 2024. Group writeback

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