As many of our customers are now discovering, keeping up with changes to the security landscape is one of the unique advantages of the cloud. In fact, there are a number of properties that make the cloud inherently different versus managing your own IT services. These go well beyond security, but have important security implications and benefits.
Today, Bret Arsenault, chief information security officer for Microsoft, announced Microsoft Cloud App Security, a comprehensive cloud access security broker (CASB) solution, based on Microsoft’s acquisition of cloud security innovator Adallom. It will also power new advanced security management capabilities for Office 365 that will improve IT visibility and control.
It’s the New Year and one of the things that I hope gives you increased peace of mind in 2016 are the continued investments that we are making to protect your information within the Office 365 service, as I explain on our latest episode of “From Inside the Cloud.” —Watch this episode of From Inside the Cloud with Rudra Mitra.
On this week’s show we invite Michael Niehaus from the Windows team to help explain how updates to Windows 10 take advantage of the work you’ve done implementing Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. We also explore the upcoming Business Store and Mobile Device Management for Office 365 capabilities.
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.
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.
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.