Azure AD: New and updated features of October 2018

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Here are the updated and new features of Azure AD of October 2018. Because Ignite just ended you will see a lot of improvements.

The update this month contains:

  • Changed features
  • New features

Changed features

Azure AD portal supports using the ForceDelete domain API to delete custom domains

Type: Changed feature
Service category: Directory Management
Product capability: Directory

We’re pleased to announce that you can now use the ForceDelete domain API to delete your custom domain names by asynchronously renaming references, like users, groups, and apps from your custom domain name ( back to the initial default domain name (

This change helps you to more quickly delete your custom domain names if your organization no longer uses the name, or if you need to use the domain name with another Azure AD.

For more information, see Delete a custom domain name.


New features

Azure AD Logs now work with Azure Log Analytics (Public preview)

Type: New feature
Service category: Reporting
Product capability: Monitoring & Reporting

We’re excited to announce that you can now forward your Azure AD logs to Azure Log Analytics! This top-requested feature helps give you even better access to analytics for your business, operations, and security, as well as a way to help monitor your infrastructure. For more information, see the Azure Active Directory Activity logs in Azure Log Analytics now available blog.

Type: New feature
Service category: Enterprise Apps
Product capability: 3rd Party Integration

In October 2018, we’ve added these 14 new apps with Federation support to the app gallery:

My Award PointsVibe HCM, ambyint, MyWorkDriveBorrowBox, Dialpad, ON24 Virtual EnvironmentRingCentralZscaler ThreePhraseanetAppraisdWorkspot ControlShuccho NaviGlassfrog

For more information about the apps, see SaaS application integration with Azure Active Directory. For more information about listing your application in the Azure AD app gallery, see List your application in the Azure Active Directory application gallery.

Azure AD Domain Services Email Notifications

Type: New feature
Service category: Azure AD Domain Services
Product capability: Azure AD Domain Services

Azure AD Domain Services provides alerts on the Azure portal about misconfigurations or problems with your managed domain. These alerts include step-by-step guides so you can try to fix the problems without having to contact support.

Starting in October, you’ll be able to customize the notification settings for your managed domain so when new alerts occur, an email is sent to a designated group of people, eliminating the need to constantly check the portal for updates.

For more information, see Notification settings in Azure AD Domain Services.



Author: Peter Stapf

Senior Consultant Identity and Access

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