Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service, which helps your employees sign in and access resources in:

  • External resources, such as Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications.
  • Internal resources, such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, along with any cloud apps developed by your own organization.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 10/12/2020, Website
    Administration portal for Azure Active Directory tenants.
  2. 10/12/2020, Website
    Different pricing and feature options for Azure Active Directory.
  3. 6/1/2016, Whitepaper
    Azure AD can be truly seen as an Identity Management as a Service (IdMaaS) cloud multi-tenant service. This document is intended for IT professionals, system architects, and...
  4. 2/10/2017, Video, 1:06:06
    In this session, Simon will introduce the Microsoft Authentication and Authorization system. He'll cover the protocols (oAuth2, OpenID Connect), Libraries (MSAL, ADAL) and...
  5. 10/2/2018, Video, 0:46:22
    Join the Azure Active Directory customer success team and learn how they helped hundreds of customers around the world to accelerate digital transformation with identity and...


Learning Paths

Manage security operations in Azure
Published: 7/1/2020, Length: 6:51:00
Learn how to configure security policies and manage security alerts with the tools and services in Azure.
AZ-104: Prerequisites for Azure administrators
Published: 5/14/2020, Length: 6:30:00
Learn the basic concepts you'll need to know as an Azure administrator and prepare for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.
AZ-104: Manage identities and governance in Azure
Published: 5/14/2020, Length: 7:17:00
Learn how to manage identities and governance in Azure and prepare for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.

Learning Modules

Add custom domain name to Azure Active Directory
Published: 2/25/2020, Length: 0:18:00
Monitor and report on security events in Azure AD
Published: 3/27/2020, Length: 0:35:00
Secure Cognitive Services
Published: 9/13/2020, Length: 0:37:00

Azure Active Directory News

To answer business questions in manufacturing, supply chain, and other domains, customers often need to combine Information Technology (IT) data with Operational Technology (OT) data. This means...
5/19/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction:   Many of you may have been focused on analytics for years and have shown audacity, acumen, and determination in improving your decision-making and the decisions of those around...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 116 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:   Get it...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
There is a resurgence of interest and renewed priority to transform core enterprise systems. This resurgence is largely driven by rapidly shifting workforce dynamics such as retirement, the...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Microsoft 365 Defender Streaming API: Identity and CloudApp events now in General Availability   We're happy to share that Microsoft 365 Defender Streaming API support for the following event...
5/17/2022, Azure DevOps Blog
This month, we are releasing fixes that impact Azure DevOps Server 2019.0.1, as well as the following older Team Foundation Server (TFS) releases: TFS 2015.4.2, TFS 2017.3.1 and TFS 2018.3.2. The...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
When the Covid-19 pandemic upended the workplace beyond the traditional corporate network, many employees had to rely on older personal laptops with outdated technology. With phishing attacks...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Hello!   I’m Sue Bohn, Microsoft Vice President of Program Management for Identity and Network Access. In this Voice of the ISV blog post, Jeremy Goldstein, Product Marketing Manager, and David...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Release News   Exchange Online and Outlook   We will be retiring Data Loss Prevention experience from the classic Exchange Admin Center   SharePoint / OneDrive for Business   Users be...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Welcome to our monthly blog series featuring the latest content updates on Microsoft Learn. Microsoft Build—the conference for developers, engineers, IT professionals, and app creators—is just a...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
  We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. Given the significant number of...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction Azure Arc provides a simplified Governance and Management capability by delivering a consistent multi-cloud and on-premises management platform. Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes allows...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
  This blog was authored in collaboration with @Inwafula .   In recent years, cloud computing has grown in leaps and bounds due to its flexibility and agility in supporting business goals. Not...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
In the previous post, Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance - Overview (, we have introduced an overview of the series and summarized different migration...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
We now have guest access in Project for the web, but in the early testing we have seen some anomalies raised by customers (and MVPs - thanks Erik and Paul).  There are a lot of settings across...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 92 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:   Get it now...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
Security Settings Management in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is now generally available (3 min.) Preventing data breaches and maintaining compliance are at the top of every organization’s...
5/11/2022, MS Tech Community
Over a year ago, we first announced the integration between Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft 365 Defender as part of the Microsoft SIEM and XDR story. Combining the breadth of a SIEM with the...
5/11/2022, MS Tech Community
At Microsoft, we value, protect, and defend privacy. We believe in transparency, so that people and organizations can control their data and have meaningful choices in how it is used. We empower...
5/11/2022, MS Tech Community
On May 10th 2022, Microsoft disclosed a severe vulnerability affecting Active Directory environments in all versions of Windows Server. The vulnerability was found by the security researcher...