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Office 2013 modern authentication public preview announced

Today we are pleased to announce that Office 2013 client modern authentication features have moved from private preview to public preview. This means the program is easier to join and production support is included for participants. Modern authentication brings Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign in to Office 2013 Windows clients.

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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.


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…


Choosing a sign-in model for Office 365

We get a lot of questions about which of the three identity models to choose with Office 365. Which of these models you choose will impact where you manage your user accounts for Office 365 and how those user sign-in passwords are verified. Read on to learn more about each of the models, how to move between them, and guidance on how to choose the right one for your needs.