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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Introducing a unified domain for Microsoft 365 apps and services

As Microsoft cloud services have grown over the years, the domain space they live on has grown as well - into the hundreds. An image depicting a word cloud of dozens of different URLs on several different domains, all for existing Microsoft apps and services. That's why today we're excited to announce that Microsoft is beginning to reduce this fragmentation by bringing authenticated, user-facing Microsoft 365 apps and services onto a single, consistent and cohesive domain: cloud. Consolidating authenticated user-facing Microsoft 365 experiences onto a single domain will benefit customers in several ways. Microsoft TLD. Exclusive ownership enables enhanced security protocols and governance controls, and the value of security investments done at the top-level domain seamlessly accrue to the apps. Microsoft domain can be assumed to be legitimate and authentic: anyone attempting domain spoofing would have to go through Microsoft itself, as we are both the registry operator and sole registrant for this exclusive, trusted namespace. To learn more, visit Managing Microsoft 365 endpoints, and be sure to join us for an Ask Microsoft Anything on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to chat further with the leaders of this initiative about what to expect. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

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