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 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 – 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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Entra ID – New version of Azure AD Connect – 2.2.8.0

  A new Azure AD Connect version – 2.2.8.0 – is now available https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594.   This new version introduces 2 functional changes: The attribute onPremisesObjectIdentifier has been added to the default sync rules. This attribute is required by Microsoft Entra Cloud Sync’s Group Provisioning to AD feature. Minimum .NET runtime requirement has been increased to

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Entra ID – Automatically remediate user risk with on-premises password change (preview)

It is becoming easier to manage user risk in hybrid environments with Entra ID Protection (formerly known as Azure AD Identity Protection). Indeed, user risk policy requires to change the password when the user is identified at risk. However, the change of password was not detected by Entra Protection signals when the change was performed

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Entra ID – It is now easier to identify privileged administration roles

Entra ID (aka Azure AD) now allows you to quickly identified privileged administration roles. While it is obvious for some roles (such as Global Administrator), some others may be more subject to your own understanding/interpretation of the role. To help you, Entra ID is now showing a privileged tag, which can also be used as

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