Balancing Security and Cost for Azure Active Directory

  • The Azure Active Directory (AAD) identity service anchors Microsoft cloud security and can influence cloud license decisions.
  • Formal standards for user and administrator sign-in security are the strongest reason to buy AAD premium licenses, which are bundled with Microsoft 365 suites but not the smaller Office 365 suites.
  • Buying the same AAD tier for all users in a tenancy is the only practical route to license compliance.

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