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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.

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Getting Started

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...

Azure Active Directory News

2/10/2020, Service Updates
Native Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication support for OpenVPN protocol, and Azure VPN Client for Windows are now generally available for Azure point-to-site (P2S) VPN.
1/24/2020, Azure Podcast
Dr. Ranveer Chandra, the Chief Scientist of Azure Global, talks about his ground-breaking work to democratize AI in the agricultural industry. Media file:...
1/22/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Azure [0:24:02]
In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Chris Pendleton, Principal PM Manager on the Azure Maps team, about Azure Maps in Azure Government. Learn what...
1/17/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Azure [0:18:46]
Romit Girdhar (Microsoft) and Chinmay Joshi (Oracle) join Lara Rubbelke to explain how to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:13:59]
Join this live session to learn about the latest updates and additions to Microsoft Graph. If you are a developer or an IT pro, Microsoft Graph has tools that enable your apps and solutions to...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:19:01]
Anyone who uses the internet knows the hassles of using a login name and password to access their own information. The username/password paradigm is more than a hassle, it’s a true security...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:13:21]
Come hear all about the latest Azure Active Directory updates.
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:49:39]
When you sign-in to the Azure AD, cloud fault tolerance, scalability, and enhanced security are inbuilt. Through the Azure AD management portal, it is simple to enable a plethora of technologies,...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:42:51]
As you traverse your digital transformation journey to the cloud, you will likely find yourself in a state with on-premises and cloud identity systems working in tandem as a hybrid identity...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:22:11]
How can you help your customers create seamless sign-up or sign-in experiences for their consumer-facing applications? Come learn about Azure Active Directory B2C, an enterprise-grade customer...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:45:27]
In the new cloud era, where software is a critical asset and technology innovation fuels growth, HR, IT and business teams are increasingly relying on accurate and consistent identity data to...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:24:26]
Embrace modern authentication for your users and their single sign-on into apps with Azure Active Directory. Come see the latest tools that can help you plan and deploy a rollout of cloud...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Azure [0:24:02]
In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Chris Pendleton, Principal PM Manager on the Azure Maps team, about Azure Maps in Azure Government. Learn what...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:22:45]
BI professionals use Microsoft Power BI today to build complex analytical projects spanning multiple data sources, artifacts, and dependencies. This session covers some of the new experiences...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:41:23]
Live demonstrations that cover Privileged Identity Management, Passwordless Sign in, Password Protection and Identity Secure Score. Discover the role that identity now plays in the modern cloud...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:42:28]
As provider of the world’s largest identity platform, Microsoft takes accountability for building greater security and mobility into enterprise technologies that billions of people rely on every...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:21:51]
The end of the VPN nears. The solution in Azure Active Directory gets little attention, while it is one of those things that may have the biggest impact on how users access internal resources. In...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:44:21]
The Microsoft cybersecurity reference architecture will be explained by demoing key components, starting with Azure Security Center for a cross platform visibility, protection and threat...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:20:53]
Attackers have set their sights squarely on Active Directory (AD), though this typically isn't the primary objective. The motivation and end goals range from stealing data to impacting corporate...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:21:43]
What are the benefits of being cloud-managed with Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune over legacy technologies. Learn how a global IT-department went all-in on Microsoft 365 and how this...