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Azure Active Directory vs Active Directory: What's the Difference?

There are many possible reasons why you may want to know the difference between Active Directory and Azure AD. Maybe you've just migrated from Microsoft Office to Office 365. You might be moving on-prem virtual machines into Azure. Or perhaps you're developing a greenfield cloud-native app that won't be connected to your on-prem resources at all.

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Understand your Azure Active Directory Sign-Ins with KQL

When Azure AD is configured to record Sign-In activity, Kusto KQL can be used to gain valuable insights. This blog walks through common needs and shows how to visualize them in SquaredUp. Ruben Zimmermann is an Infrastructure Architect at a large manufacturing company who likes Azure, KQL, PowerShell and, still, SCOM.


Head-to-Head: Active Directory vs. Azure Active Directory - Which One Wins?

When it comes to identity and access management solutions, two names that often come up are Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory (AAD). While many people are familiar with AD, AAD is still a relatively new concept to some. In this article, we will take a deep dive into both directories and explore their similarities, differences, pros, cons, and everything in between.


Streamline user lifecycle management with ADManager Plus' orchestration

Orchestration in an IT environment refers to the coordinated management of workflows, applications, and systems, with the primary goal to optimize business performance by streamlining processes. Using orchestration, IT administrators can automate, from a single console, a series of tasks to run at a defined time or interval. This includes automating IT tasks like provisioning of user accounts, as well as managing databases, incidents, applications, and cloud resources.


How do you connect an Azure Storage Account to Active Directory?

Azure Storage Authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a client that is requesting access to an Azure storage account. Azure Storage supports several authentication options that can be used to secure access to storage accounts, such as: Choosing the best authentication option depends on your requirements such as security, ease of use and ease of integration with existing systems or platforms.


Audit day based logon errors: ADAudit Plus User Logon report

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is a real-time change auditing and reporting software that fortifies your Active Directory (AD) security infrastructure. With over 250 built-in reports, it provides you with granular insights into what’s happening within your AD, such as all changes made to objects and their attributes. This can include changes to users, computers, groups, network shares, and more.


Microsoft Azure Pros & Cons: Active Directory

Active directory (AD) can be an essential component of an IT infrastructure. In fact, active directory is used by about 90% of Global Fortune 1000 companies. AD is a directory service that’s provided by Microsoft and runs on Windows servers. What makes Azure AD unique is that it’s a specific Microsoft product. Azure AD is not the only directory solution available, so how do you know if it will fit your business’s IT needs?


Active Directory: Everything you Always Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Microsoft Active Directory is one of the most popular directory services. As of November 2017, it was being used in 12.8 million organizations with 950 million users, as stated by Alex Simons, director of Program Management for the Microsoft Identity Division. Initially previewed in 1999, Active Directory (AD) became so ubiquitous that it was later a general term for other similar services.