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Azure AD Premium P2 GA 9/15; Azure Government in Pricing Calculator; Intune Adds iOS 10 Support

Azure Active Directory Premium P2 with Azure AD Identity Protection and Azure AD Privileged Identity Management are generally available starting on September 15th.

Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, a cloud security service leverages state of the art machine learning and billions of signals to analyze 10TB of behavioral and contextual data every day to detect and prevent attempts to attack your organizations Azure AD accounts.

You can enable Identity Protection by going to Azure Marketplace, and just search for “identity protection”: When enabled, with just a few clicks, you can increase security of Azure AD administrator accounts and improve administrative compliance and auditing.

Azure AD Premium P2 is a new SKU and includes all the capabilities in Azure AD Premium P1 as well as new Identity Protection and Privileged Identity Management, writes Microsoft.

The compnay notes, in the next 12 months, it’ll add additional security and governance capabilities.

Furthermore, administrators can reduce any risk of vulnerability by assigning “Just in Time” (JIT) roles instead of permanent ones. The JIT roles can be requested for specific instances and can be limited severely compared to other administrators, company explained.

Azure AD Privileged Identity Management

Azure AD Identity Protection

Watch this video for a first view of the new capabilities.

A new pricing calculator to help estimate cost of Azure Government services is now available helping users make budgeting more convenient. It now adds the two “US Gov” regions.

Once the calculator provides the estimate, “users will be able to estimate their monthly bill,” writes Spenser Bullock, Azure Government Blog manager adding, “user will also be able to export the estimate to keep for personal use and reporting,” he said.

Azure Government can be purchased through a licensed Azure Government Licensed Service provider or Partner.

Find out more information about how to buy Azure Government here.

Azure Government Pricing Calculator

In other Azure news, America recognizes September as National Prostate Awareness Month. To that end, doctors around the world made huge strides in prostate patient treatment and recovery by adopting cutting-edge technology.

On May 23, using LiveArena Broadcast channels, Microsoft Azure and Azure Media Services—thousands of viewers got a free cinematic glimpse into the exciting future of such medicine with the Worldwide Robotic Surgery Event (WRSE24).

WRSE42, is a 24-hour global undertaking that streamed live robotic surgeries and lectures from four continents.To learn more about the Worldwide Robotic Surgery event, visit here.

WRSE24 live streamed robotic surgeries and lectures using LiveArena Broadcast channels, Azure and Azure Media Services

Also, new solutions like AvePoint Citizen Services, built on Microsoft cloud technology, allows agencies to scan roadways and track traffic patterns to make sure repairs are tailored to specific needs instead of turning into overly broad projects, and to monitor utilities remotely to spot potential failures, writes to David Turcotte, global industry director for Public Sector at Microsoft.

Earlier in the day yesterday, Apple announced the availability of iOS 10 with public release scheduled for September 9, 2016.

Since the initial beta bits were first released, the company has announced that Microsoft Intune will now support iOS 10.

With that, you can ensure all existing MDM and MAM scenarios will continue to work seamlessly with iOS 10 devices and apps. In addition, iOS 10 will also work with customers managing in hybrid with both Intune and Configuration Manager, Intune team said.

Visit the What’s New in Microsoft Intune page for more on these and other recent developments in Intune.

Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) v 1.7 Microsoft’s User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) solution is now generally available!

Additionally, compnay notes, that ATA currently protect over 10 million users, as well as 21 million devices worldwide.

With new attack detections and behavioral analytics enhancements in every release, our engineering team is continuously working to innovate and to help you detect attackers before they cause any damage.

version 1.7 includes, a new attack detections (reconnaissance using directory services enumeration), alongwith enhancements to current diagnostic engine (i.e. Pass-the-Hash and Pass-the-Ticket).

In addition, v1.7 also providing role-based access control, to give customers different levels of permissions for management console access.

Additionally, support for Windows Server core and Windows Server 2016 as well as improvements to user experience is also made.

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics and download the evaluation bits here.

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