About a year ago Skype for Business started the journey to provide Modern Authentication (MA) for all of our users by providing MA to our online customers. Today, I am happy to announce an important subsequent step in that journey - full client support for a Hybrid SfB configuration with MA enabled for online only. Previously, this was supported for only the windows desktop client. Now, we also support iOS, Android and MAC clients in this configuration. For security conscious IT admins who are moving their onprem deployments to the cloud, this configuration is a very important one as they can start to use Modern Auth enabled security features such as Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), Cert Based Authentication (CBA), Conditional Access (CA) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) for users who are homed in the cloud.
As many of you know, "hybrid" can mean many things. If you are wondering if your specific flavor of hybrid is supported, please see our new supportability article "Skype for Business topologies supported with Modern Authentication". It explains exactly what topologies are supported for which clients and which MA features. As we add more capabilities, this article will be updated, so feel free to bookmark it.
Also, we are actively working on completely the MA journey by providing support for Hybrid with MA turned on for both online and onprem, and better support for MA on onprem. Expect to see more news in the coming months.
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