New Sign-in Experience Azure AD, Office 365

In the next couple of days, the sign-in experience for Microsoft’s online services, such as Office 365 and Azure, is going to change. The change in not as big as about a year ago – this time it is only a visual change.

Check out my video showcasing the existing UI compared to the new UI.

Want to learn more or try yourself? Find out more in this article.

Block legacy authentication without ADFS, using Conditional Access

One of the biggest advantages of Azure AD is the Conditional Access framework. Conditional Access allows for a very granular access control to your applications. Based on the conditions you define in a policy, certain controls are enforced before access is allowed. The catch is that Conditional Access is based on Modern Authentication. All the CA policies you create, do not apply to users that use legacy authentication – for example when using Outlook 2010 or protocols like POP3 or IMAP.

Since last week, it is possible to block legacy authentication in Conditional Access (in preview). This means, it is now possible to create your Conditional Access policy while at the same time blocking legacy authentication – all from one place and without the use of ADFS.

For many organizations, this is great news, because this removes another possible requirement for the use of ADFS, after we already introduced pass-through authentication last year.

Check out my video to find out how (easy) this works in real life.