Introducing "What's New" in Microsoft Entra
Published Apr 15 2024 09:00 AM 7,486 Views
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With more than 800,000 organizations depending on Microsoft Entra to navigate the constantly evolving identity and network access threat landscape, the need for increased transparency regarding product updates — particularly changes you may need to take action on — is critical.  

 

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the public preview of What’s New in Microsoft Entra. This new hub in the Microsoft Entra admin center offers you a centralized view of our roadmap and change announcements across the Microsoft Entra identity and network access portfolio. In this article, I’ll show you how admins can get the most from what’s new to stay informed about Entra product updates and actionable insights. 

 

Discover what’s new in the Microsoft Entra admin center  

 

Because you’ll want visibility to product updates often, we’ve added what’s new to the top section of the Microsoft Entra admin center navigation pane.

 

Figure 1: What's new is available from the top of the navigation pane in the Microsoft Entra admin center.Figure 1: What's new is available from the top of the navigation pane in the Microsoft Entra admin center.

 

What’s new is not available in Azure portal, so we encourage you to migrate to the Microsoft Entra admin center if you haven’t already. It’s a great way to manage and gain cohesive visibility across all the identity and network access solutions.

 

Overview of what’s new functionality

 

What’s new offers a consolidated view of Microsoft Entra product updates categorized as Roadmap and Change announcements. The Roadmap tab includes public previews and recent general availability releases, while Change announcements detail modifications to existing features.

 

Highlights tab

To make your life easier, the Highlights tab summarizes important product launches and impactful changes.

 

Figure 2: The highlights tab of what's new is a quick overview of key product launches and impactful changes.Figure 2: The highlights tab of what's new is a quick overview of key product launches and impactful changes.

 

Clicking through the items on the highlights tab allows you to get details and links to documentation to configure policies.

 

Figure 3: Click View details to learn more about an announcement.Figure 3: Click View details to learn more about an announcement.

 

Roadmap tab

The Roadmap tab allows you to explore the specifics of public previews and recent general availability releases.  

 

Figure 4: The Roadmap tab lists the current public preview and recent general availability releases.Figure 4: The Roadmap tab lists the current public preview and recent general availability releases.

 

To know more, you can click on a title for details of that release. Click ‘Learn more’ to open the related documentation.

 

Figure 5: Learn more about an announcement by clicking its title.Figure 5: Learn more about an announcement by clicking its title.

 

Change Announcements tab  

Change announcements include upcoming breaking changes, deprecations, retirements, UX changes and features becoming Microsoft-managed.

 

Figure 6: Change announcements tab displays changes to the existing features.Figure 6: Change announcements tab displays changes to the existing features.

 

You can customize your view according to your preferences, by sorting or by applying filters to prepare a change implementation plan.

 

Figure 7: Apply filters, sort by columns to create a customized view.Figure 7: Apply filters, sort by columns to create a customized view.

 

What’s next? 

 

We’ll continue to extend this transparency into Entra product updates and look forward to elevating your experience to new heights. We would love to hear your feedback on this new capability, as well as what would be most useful to you. Explore what's new in Microsoft Entra now.

 

Best regards,  

Shobhit Sahay

 

 

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