Friday, April 11, 2014

Azure Active Directory Premium now Available

I am writing few posts on Cloud Computing for readers knowledge, the Technology which is now ruling the IT world, Microsoft Cloud platform "Microsoft Azure" earlier called as Windows Azure is the leading Cloud Platform in the market providing various services to the customers supporting various Technologies. Microsoft team continue to innovate more on this, as a part of their "Mobile first, Cloud first" strategy and recently they released their new Enterprise Mobility Suite  for managing Enterprise mobility with enhanced features and along with this the release, other new enhancements were announced that are arriving on its way in the upcoming days and the most notable one is the Azure Active Directory premium which provides rich identity management features for Cloud based applications. Microsoft team stated this feature will be generally available for users in April and this feature was recently released to customers' General Availability last week.


Microsoft Team updated the General Availability of Azure AD Premium through the below TechNet blog post with a quick preview on the features for ease of understanding along with the ways to obtain the service.

Check here : Azure Active Directory Premium has reached GA

Review this Official Microsoft Azure article to know the benefits for using Azure AD premium and how it varies from the Azure AD.

Check here: Azure Active Directory Premium

Additionally, read this below post on the topic from WindowsITPro forum by MVP Sean Deuby

An Overview of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium 

Also take a look at the below Channel9 video to know how to configure Self-Service password reset for your users with Azure AD premium.

How to configure self-service password reset for users in Windows Azure AD

*Here comes the Deep Dive blog post on the Password reset feature with Azure AD premium from Microsoft team published in Active Directory Team Blog

Deep Dive: Password Reset with On-Premise Sync in Azure AD Premium

Update:

Microsoft Active Directory team released the new Azure AD Basic today review the below blog post to know more

Azure Active Directory Basic is now GA!

Update:

Try Azure AD premium free for 90 days with $0 Subscription, to know more read the below blog post from James Evans MSFT

Sign-Up for Microsoft Azure without Using a Credit Card ($0 Subscription)

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