Windows Azure Active Directory ( WAAD ), a cloud-friendly REST-based implementation of Active Directory for identity management of cloud applications, is now generally available for production cloud apps as a FREE service. WAAD provides consistent centralized identity management for Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune and your own cloud-based applications. In addition, WAAD can be integrated with an on-premise Windows Server Active Directory via DirSync and Active Directory Federation Services ( ADFS ) gateway components.
In this article, I’ll provide a set of resources that you can use to get started exploring and leveraging Windows Azure Active Directory for your applications …
Watch this quick whiteboard video that introduces Windows Azure Active Directory and how it can integrate with Windows Server Active Directory.
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Get started with Windows Azure Active Directory by following these steps to create your Windows Azure Active Directory domain …
Completed! You’ve completed the process of provisioning a new Windows Azure Active Directory instance.
Once you've completed these resources, also be sure to check out our growing collection of Windows Azure Step-by-Step Cloud Labs at:
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