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Azure AD – Use Machine Learning in Azure AD Access Review (preview)

If you have Azure AD P2 license (either standalone or bundle with an Office 365 or EMS subscription), you know you can use the Access Review feature to help you manage access to your resources to only user which still need it. Access Review involve some level of human intervention to either approve or review …

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Azure AD – You can now customize the favicon, header and footer

As you know, you have at least Azure AD P1 license, you can configure your company branding to use custom background and logo. That said, even with company branding implemented, there is still settings (favicon or header/footer) using generic Microsoft resources.   Well, the company branding feature has been updated to now allow you to …

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Azure AD – Authenticator number matching will be enabled for all users

  As you know, Azure AD allows you to request multi-factor authentication (MFA) using the Azure AD MFA and Microsoft Authenticator application.   Since its introduction Azure AD MFA has been continuously improved.   Latest improvement was to request a number matching during the MFA process to avoid accidental approval and fight against MFA fatigue …

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Azure AD – A new version of Azure AD Connect – 2.1.20 – is now available fixing synchronization issue for employeeLeaveDateTime

  As you are may be aware, Microsoft has released an updated version of Azure AD Connect to support the employeeLeaveDateTime attribute (see https://t.co/dzZs8LWyHb).   Well, there has been a bug where the new employeeLeaveDateTime attribute was not syncing correctly. If you have been already implemented it using the AAD Connect version 2.1.19, you need …

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Azure AD – A new version of Azure AD Connect is available with support for employeeLeaveDateTime

  UPDATED a newer version (2.1.20) is now available to fix synchronization issue for employeeLeaveDateTime (see https://t.co/PQqgAu2m3X)   Back in July 2021, Microsoft has introduce a new attribute (employeeHireDate) to help manage users’ lifecycle (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/resources/identitygovernance-lifecycleworkflows-overview?view=graph-rest-beta). Well, the new version of Azure AD Connect (2.1.19 – available for download here https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=47594) is now adding the …

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Azure AD – You can now use app filtering when configuring conditional access (preview)

As you know, Azure AD (P1 license minimum) allows you to set up conditional access to secure access to your applications and your workloads identities. Well, when it comes to selecting the applications/workloads to include in the condition you have the choice to apply to all cloud application or explicitly selected ones. The later obviously …

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Azure AD – You can now define the multifactor authentication strength (preview)

Azure AD comes with a lot of security features – some recent such as Passwordless authentication, some less recent such as conditional access – helping protecting your identities and workloads access. Well, in the never ending journey to keep secure identities and data, the Conditional Access feature has been updated to allow administrators to request …

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Azure AD – You can now view delegated partners in AAD

If you work with Microsoft Cloud services, like Azure or Office 365, you probably know that you can grant delegated administration access to partners to help you managing and supporting your environment. Until now, the only place to see the delegated admin partners was from the Office 365 administration portal (https://admin.microsoft.com/) under the Settings\Partner Relationships …

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Azure / Azure AD – You can now access your Azure AD tenant using the Azure mobile application

If you work with workloads running in Azure, you probably already know the Azure mobile application which allows you to have a view and let you manage your Azure subscriptions and resources on the go. iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure Well, the Azure mobile application has been recently updated to start filling a gap with this …

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Azure – You can now restrict access to the BitLocker recovery key (preview)

As you probably already know when you enable BitLocker on a Windows device you can save the recovery key to either Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, a USB device, a file or even print it. By default, end-users can access the BitLocker recovery key for the device they own by accessing the BitLocker keys blade …

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