Azure Active Directory Admin Console Generally Available Now!

Azure Active Directory Admin Console, and Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS now available.

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The Azure Active Directory Admin Console is now generally available in the new Azure portal, and since the preview release of last September, more than 750,000 admins and 500,000-plus organizations have tried the console, says Microsoft.

The new experience rolled out Mondya, offers insights for decision-making, easy access to information, and the ability to dig deeper into details, writes program manager.

The new experience is designed to:

  • Be simple and optimized for getting work done.
  • Provide insight to help you make the right decisions.
  • Give you easy access to information.
  • Give you information you didn't previously have.
  • Enable you to dig into all the nitty gritty details.

Microsoft released a new white paper on Monday entitled "Cybersecurity Policy for the Internet of Things" aimed at addressing the critical task of developing policies to help secure digital transformation.

"The growth of a secure IoT ecosystem through advancements in technology and policy is important to Microsoft and our customers around the world," writes Paul Nicholas, senior director of Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy at Microsoft. "We will continue to partner with stakeholders from across the public and private sectors to make this a reality."

Microsoft Whitepaper: Internet of Things
Microsoft White paper: securing digital transformation through IoT cybersecurity policy

You can download the white paper, Cybersecurity Policy for the Internet of Things here.

Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS El Capitan and Sierra is now available as a production-ready release. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse from any C/C++ application on macOS.

It adds a native install experience plus Azure Active Directory support, Always Encrypted support, AlwaysOn support, BCP API support, SQL Server 2017 support and TLS 1.2 support among several additional other supports.