As of April 21st, 2023, Windows LAPS for Azure Active Directory is now also accessible in a public preview. This presents an opportunity to test it in a cloud-only environment, and in this blog post, I will be sharing my initial testing impressions of Windows LAPS with Azure Active Directory in this scenario.
In October 2022, I published a blog post titled The 10 most important details about the upcoming Windows LAPS solution, which revealed that Microsoft was developing a new LAPS solution called Windows LAPS. This solution would address the long-awaited support for cloud-only devices. As of April 11, 2023, Windows LAPS for Windows Server Active Directory is now publicly available. Previously, Windows LAPS was only accessible through private preview. Unfortunately, Windows LAPS for Azure Active Directory remains in private preview and is not open to new customers. However, the Azure Active Directory LAPS scenario is anticipated to enter public preview in Q2 2023. In this blog post, I will be sharing my initial testing impressions of Windows LAPS with the Windows Server Active Directory (on-premises) scenario.
Endpoint Privilege Management (EPM) is one of the most anticipated features of the Microsoft Intune premium add-on suite and was already announced at Microsoft Ignite 2022. With EPM, Microsoft has finally developed a solution for assigning temporary administrator rights. Users no longer need to be made local administrators. Instead, your users can be given standard account permissions and be designated administrators for specific tasks. Microsoft has now released a first public preview. This blog article covers first test impressions about the new Microsoft Intune Endpoint Privilege Management feature.