Azure Active Directory

Illustration shows potential breaking changes for Azure Active Directory (AAD) and related technologies through 2024.

A range of considerations and complications can come into play when planning for a deployment of shared devices. This collection of reports discuss a range of licensing and technology considerations that organizations may want to take into account to ensure their shared devices are properly licensed and ideally deployed.

Packaging and license compliance can force Microsoft 365 customers to buy E5-level suites for all users to take full advantage of conditional access.

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication implements a two-step sign-in verification process and offers multiple tiers of service with user licenses bundled into various Microsoft 365 plans.

A simplified process for organizations to make services and applications protected by Azure Active Directory accessible to external users (sometimes called “guests”), such as contractors and vendors; licensed via per-user fees once a monthly free allotment is exceeded.

Microsoft has stated that paid tiers of AAD Premium will now offer a 99.99% uptime service-level agreement, up from 99.9%.

Microsoft uses "External User" as a licensing term for users outside an organization who are eligible for Guest User licenses.

Customers can now select an Azure Active Directory Domain Services performance tier, which also affects backup and trust options.

Azure AD can serve as an identity hub for third-party applications, by automatically provisioning and deprovisioning users in external systems.