Great web-based product
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November 06, 2019

Great web-based product

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure Active Directory

We use Azure AD primary to administer users across the GE enterprise, in particular with Microsoft software licensing and e-mail account administration. This software administers countless users across all divisions of General Electric around the globe. Azure AD provides a lightweight, web-based interface that allows for easy, on-the-fly administration of users from anywhere with internet access.
  • Lightweight web interface.
  • Easy to use, point and click interface.
  • It provides for the administration of users across the enterprise from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • At times the interface can be less than intuitive.
  • Failure of connection can lead to questions as to whether a change was actually processed.
  • Sometimes the screen layout can be confusing.
  • Has provided easier user/account administration.
  • Allows for faster creation/administration of accounts.
  • Allows administrators to access AD from literally anywhere.
  • Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
Overall I would rank Azure Active Directory as the superior product over UE-V. I believe it provides a much more intuitive point-and-click interface that is easier for administrators (especially those with a limited IT ability) to use.
Microsoft's product support is second to none. This is a trend I've seen with most of the Microsoft products I've used.

Do you think Azure Active Directory delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Azure Active Directory's feature set?

Yes

Did Azure Active Directory live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Azure Active Directory go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Azure Active Directory again?

Yes

I believe Azure AD is appropriate in any enterprise environment, however, it is especially well-suited in large environments with many different administrators needing the ability to make changes. It would be less suited in a smaller environment where RSAT tools (such as the AD plug-in) could be used to administer the network.

Active Directory Feature Ratings

ID-Management Access Control
10
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
10
Password Management
10
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
10