Azure Active Directory

Teams Connect shared channels, in preview, enable the creation of team channels that can be shared with users from different Microsoft 365 tenancies.

Roadmap for the Enterprise Mobility + Security suites of subscription services, which include Premium editions of Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, as well as Intune and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (formerly Microsoft Cloud App Security).

Azure Active Directory can create operational and licensing challenges for organizations during M&A. Technology first released in 2020 could help in certain cases, but only for small acquisitions for now.

Preview capability could particularly help organizations with both US Government and Commercial tenancies.

Azure Active Directory includes numerous features to enable interoperability with Active Directory on-premises, Microsoft 365 and third-party applications, and enable administration of AAD users and groups. Some additional services can help improve AAD security, at additional cost. Each of the reports in this kit discusses different features, technologies, or additional services that help with AAD management and security.

Azure Active Directory role-based access control secures administration of AAD and affiliated services, including Microsoft 365 services.

Azure Active Directory now supports three scenarios where users no longer need to use passwords to authenticate, which could save them time, while improving security.

A new lightweight synchronization model between Active Directory and Azure AD offers capabilities not possible with the traditional connect model, but with some limitations.

Screen shot shows three administrative units within an organization, which are used to manage users in North America, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Azure Active Directory administrative units enable delegated management of collections of users, useful for large and multinational organizations.