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Microsoft’s Identity as a Service (IDaaS) facilities are delivered using the company’s range of Azure Active Directory products.


  • IDaaS coverage for business-to-employee (B2E) and business-to-business (B2B) environments is maintained for all organizations using Azure Active Directory Premium, Basic, and Free editions. There is also a version of Azure Active Directly specifically for business-to-consumer (B2C) environments.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand that Microsoft clients benefit from pure cloud as well as a hybrid mix of cloud and on-premise IDaaS solutions.
  • Understand that Microsoft Azure AD supports risk-based, multi-factor authentication. This also ties in with its support for strong access control facilities.

Key questions answered

  • How does Microsoft provide integration with on-premise directories and connectors to synchronize with their cloud-based equivalents?
  • How does Microsoft Azure Active Directory technology provide portal-based access to services and applications for all user types?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Why consider Microsoft Azure Active Directory?

SWOT analysis

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Data sheet

  • Key facts about the solution


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author
  • Consulting
  • Copyright notice and disclaimer

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