Cross Post: Improved identity and access management capabilities in Windows Azure

Over the weekend we saw few update to Windows Azure Portal both from feature and monitoring aspect. Here is the summary of update released for Windows Azure AD for existing and new customer. If you are a new customer and create an Azure subscriptions using a Windows Azure AD tenant, you can access the following three new features to more securely and efficiently manage access to Windows Azure.

  • Manage users and their access rights in the Windows Azure Portal.
  • Try out a preview of our new phone based two factor authentication for users who are Global Administrators in Windows Azure AD.
  • Manage the synchronization and federation between your Windows Azure Active Directory and your Windows Server Active Directory from within the Windows Azure Portal.

This is another step in our continuing effort to bring a set of secure, enterprise grade identity and access management capabilities to Windows Azure.

Please read more details in the Blog post provided by Alex Simons: here.

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