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Microsoft Virtual Academy course—Office 365 identity management

The Office 365 Team has developed a new course on focused on identity management, featured within Microsoft Virtual Academy. The course titled, Office 365 identity management, includes seven 45-90 minute modules. Watch these modules to learn about user and identity management concepts, examine the available options, and explore how to configure and manage user identities.

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Office 2013 updated authentication enabling Multi-Factor Authentication and SAML identity providers

Later this month we will release an update to the Office 2013 Windows client applications that enables new authentication flows, including support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). These new authentication flows are enabled by the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). This blog post talks about the new features that are enabled by the ADAL sign-in authentication stack and when you should consider enabling that stack.

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Garage Series: Office 365 identity just got easier—learn about the options and see the new tools

Want to know the most efficient way to get your users and co-workers into the cloud? This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Paul Andrew to explain identity options and demonstrate a few tools to make it easier to synchronize your directory services with Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. A few weeks back we used PowerShell and a CSV file to try and get 150 users into Office 365…


Webcast: Office 365 sign-in with Multi-Factor Authentication

In this video you will learn about how Office 365 now includes support for Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, where the second authentication factor is a cell phone. The video will show how Office 365 customers can take advantage of Multi-Factor Authentication and covers configuration, enrollment and usage by those with devices enabled for Multi-Factor Authentication. Presenter: Paul Andrew has a background in software development and technical integration consulting, and has worked…


Synchronizing your directory with Office 365 is easy

Paul Andrew is technical product manager for Identity Management on the Office 365 team. If you’re just getting started with Office 365, you’re probably considering how to extend the user directory that you use for accessing internal resources for connecting to cloud resources. The simplest way to achieve this is with the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool (DirSync). This tool runs on a Windows Server machine on your network…