Azure

Azure Active Directory Premium Dashboard Preview Now Available


The Azure Active Directory Premium Dashboard is now in preview. The new feature would be a place where you can manage all of your service where you get updated with new features and events as well. It also gives an overview of your directory. Azure Active Directory Premium provides single sign-on to thousands of cloud (SaaS) apps and access to web apps you run on-premises. Built for ease of use, Azure Active Directory Premium features multi-factor authentication (MFA); access control based on device health, user location, and identity; and holistic security reports, audits, and alerts.

Azure Active Directory PremiumAlex Simons, Director of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division stated via a blog post:

“While this is just a small update, we know it’s one a lot of customers have been asking for. And we’d love to hear what you think. Tell us what you you would like to see us add or improve about this dashboard experience via UserVoice @ Azure

It is also notified that it is currently available to Azure Active Directory Premium customers in North America and for other customers, he said it will be rolled out shortly.

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10 Benefits and Features of Windows Azure


azureAs the cloud application platform for Microsoft, Azure is essential for small and mid-sized businesses with data storage needs that overcome on-premises server capabilities. With support with many different programming languages and frameworks, Windows Azure is one of the most powerful cloud development platforms available. There are nine different services available through Windows Azure, including:

  • Websites
  • Virtual Machines
  • Cloud Services
  • Data Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Identity
  • Messaging
  • Media Services
  • Mobile Services

But there are ten individual benefits and features of Windows Azure that stand out and make it one of the best tools for cloud computing in the small business world. (more…)