Howdy folks,

Today weve got some cool news! Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Privileged Identity Management and Azure AD Premium P2 are going to be Generally Available next Thursday 9/15! Im incredibly excited about the work the teams are doing here. I hope you will be as well.

Azure AD Identity Protection is a one of a kind cloud security service. It uses state of the art machine learning to analyze 10TB of behavioral and contextual data every day to detect and prevent attempts to attack your organizations Azure AD accounts. This level of account protection is pretty unprecedented you cant find it in the cloud or on-premises.

Azure AD Privileged Identity Management is another first the worlds first cloud based privileged identity management solution. With just a few clicks, you can dramatically increase the security of your Azure AD administrator accounts and improve your administrative compliance and auditing.

Azure AD Premium P2 is a new SKU of Azure AD which includes all the capabilities in Azure AD Premium P1 as well as the new Identity Protection and Privileged Identity Management. Its an incredible value and over the next 12 months will continue to get richer and richer as we add additional security and governance capabilities.

To give you a detailed tour of both of these capabilities, Ive asked Alex Weinert the Program Manager who leads our Identity Security and Protection team and Joseph Dadzie the Program Manager who leads our Identity Governance and Administration team to write up guest blog posts. Youll fined them both below.

I hope youll find these new capabilities valuable in securing your enterprises use of the cloud.

And as always, wed love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have.

Best regards,

Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)

Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division

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