Microsoft Azure Announces Another Major Update, Targets Azure AD B2C And Azure Ad Admin Console


Microsoft Azure, the software giant's cloud computing service, is getting another burst of computing upgrades. Microsoft has just released this week the latest update for the Azure Active Directory Business-to-Consumer (B2C).

The Redmond-based software company this week announced that the Microsoft Azure AD B2C is getting some few upgrades. The Azure AD B2C is the company's identity and access management service that has been introduced last July 2016, the Redmond Channel Partner reported.

As mentioned earlier on Microsoft blog post, the software giant last week announced new previews of the service, a new library for developers and some associated Microsoft Flow tools. It also expanded the support for the Microsoft Azure AD B2C, which now include support not only for US market but also for the European market. The company has also added support for 37 languages and some configuration options.

Aside from Azure AD B2C, Microsoft also announced that users of Microsoft Flow tools for automating processes will now get some improvements in the ability to use those tools with the Azure AD console. As posted in the company's announcement, the Microsoft Flow Admin Center can now provide IT professionals with a view of the users who have permissions to edit a Microsoft Flow and even see who has permissions to add and remove people responsible for a Microsoft Flow tool.

As for the availability, Microsoft last week announced the availability of Microsoft Flow in Canada. This also means that Microsoft Flow actions created by Microsoft Azure's Canadian customers will run in Canadian data centers. However, there's one big problem on Microsoft Flow in Canada. Current Microsoft Flow users in Canada won't get their data automatically migrated to the new Canadian data centers, the company said in a blog post.

In other Microsoft Azure-related news, Microsoft goes live this week with newly announced Azure Active Directory Portal. The company has also announced that the Azure AD Admin Console has now reached general availability status this week.

The Redmond-based software company has already added new capability last September 2016 to the Azure AD Admin Console. This includes the ability to view the applications that a user can access. A planned multifactor authentication provider management along with an Azure AD Domain Services feature is also on the development works now, according to a recent Microsoft's announcement.

The newly launched Azure AD Admin Console has just get better. It will now show streams of data with rich filtering and search capabilities rather than reports. According to Microsoft, the information can also be viewed across the organization and individual user. The data can also be pulled into security information and event management (SIEM) applications using an application programming interface (API).

Finally, the newly launched Microsoft Azure Active Directory Portal does not require an Azure subscription, which said to streamline access, especially for Office 365 admins. For more about the newly launched Azure Active Directory Portal, check out the Microsoft Azure website.

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