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  1. Enable legacy Windows Server Active Directory funcutionality for compute services

    I want use this Windows Azure Active Directory services to standard compute services to remove complecation.
    for example, we need Active Directory for building failover cluster services IaaS. I don't want to make DC only for that...

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      planned  ·  Robert FallerRobert Faller responded

      The Azure Active Directory team continues to enable functionality in AAD that is similar to on-premises AD. It would be helpful if you could elaborate on what specific functionality you are looking for.

    • Ability to connect Windows Azure Active Directory Account to Windwos 8 Account

      For small deployments (without ADDS/ADFS on-premises) it would be very useful if user could login Windows with a WAAD Account. That means: same user experience with WAAD Account as todays experience with public Microsoft (Live) ID.

      159 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        planned  ·  Robert FallerRobert Faller responded

        Thank you for the suggestion and I will pass your idea along to appropriate Program Manager.

      • Merge office365 and live accounts that use the same email address

        I use both Azure/msdn and office 365
        I already had an msdn account mvdl@our-company.com ( Windows Live account) and our company recently migrated to Office 365 which resulted in a mvdl@our-company.com Office365 account.

        Wich is causing a lot of grieve when switching between asure web portal / msdn web portal / office 365 web portal

        Even when I have no portals open, I cant switch accounts. I need to explicity open the portal that I last logged in to. Log out, and then I can switch accounts.

        And having both office 365 portal and Azure portal open at the same…

        137 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • when an update is done, have a hint that tells you what changed since your last login.

          It seems that you are progressively updating the application.
          That would be useful to be informed about the changes (bug fixes and new functionalities) when logging to the applicaiton.

          For instance, I know how to give an application access to another ActiveDirectory using the "Url for granting access".
          It seems that this URL is not displayed anymore (or display somewhere else) and I am not able to find it.
          Maybe it is a bug, maybe the experience has just changed...

          84 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            under review  ·  Robert FallerRobert Faller responded

            Your suggestion has been passed to the appropriate Program Manager for their review.

          • Make Azure AD premium available to non-EA customers or expand "premium" features to standard license.

            Why is AD premium only available to "EA" customers? The features in AD premium would be more useful to small/mid-size business that have a non-centralized workforce. i.e. Self-serivce password reset, write-back to on-premise domain, MFA, etc. It make absolutely no sense to limit the purchase of those features to EA customers ONLY. Please allow my small to midsize enterprise to pay a subscription monthly for those features.

            43 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove requirement for onprem Exchange when using DirSync

              as per : http://tinyurl.com/kqgjvqx

              Currently for a small business who want password sync, but make the move to 365. they have to keep Exchange running on premise simply to be able to edit user attributes related to Exchange. - an active directory DLL, standalone app or simply support in the 365 portal would solve this for so many customers.

              40 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable DirSync two-way password sync for Azure AD Standard

                This is a basic feature that many small and mid-size organizations need without the other bells and whistles included in Azure AD Premium.

                Case in point: the non-profit organization I support has a mix of Office 365 offsite users and traditional onsite users. With DirSync enabled, off-site users without domain-connected clients are restricted from changing their password in OWA. Since they're a non-profit, investing in Azure AD Premium is not cost-effective as most of the features included are overkill for their requirements.

                Thanks for your consideration!

                33 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • OpenIdConnect: bug in Azure AD SSO Reply URL

                  If the reply url contains a # sign, Azure AD doesn't redirect the token back to the configured reply url but to the root.

                  Configured reply url: http://localhost:8050/#/login/

                  Expected reply url after successful authentication: http://localhost:8050/#/login/?id_token=eyJ....
                  Actual reply url after successful authentication: http://localhost:8050/#id_token=eyJ

                  31 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 30 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Offers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      under review  ·  Robert FallerRobert Faller responded

                      Please provide more details. DirectAccess is an on-premises technology and as such may not fall into Azure Active Directory.

                    • 18 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  Robert FallerRobert Faller responded

                        Please provide more details on the kind of customization you would like to achieve with the ADFS sign-in page as well as the version of ADFS you are using.

                      • MFA for administrators. Where?!

                        Please add a simple instructions on how to enable multi-factor authentication for Azure administrators. I only found instructions on how to enable it for Azure AD, custom applications, etc.

                        17 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support FreshService for single signon

                          FreshDesk is already supported. Their IT solution should be supported as well.

                          15 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 12 votes
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                            • Microsoft Account Overload

                              I'm completely overloaded with Microsoft Accounts. I have one I used for visual studio (from work), azure, etc. One for my personal Office365 business account, one for my live.com stuff (xbox, one drive, etc.) every single time I have to use anything on Microsoft's services, I have to log out from all the other websites, and log back using a different account. I don't want single sign on, when I'm signing on to different things. I want to be signed on to azure with my azure account, and office365 with my office365 account, and xbox live with my xbox account.…

                              11 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make a LiveID SSO assistant so we can use stuff like surface2 and the marketplace with Office 365 credentials

                                Make a LiveID SSO assistant so we can use stuff like surface2 and the marketplace with Office 365 credentials

                                9 votes
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                                • Allow full configuration ACS through the new portal

                                  Please allow full configuration of ACS using the new portal and remove the need to run the old Silverlight portal for configuring of ACS features.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Allow client computers (laptops/workstations) to join an Azure Active Directory for central management of passwords.

                                    I recognize that GPO would be difficult due to latency, but not having a local domain controller for small business environments would be great. You could then later on add a local DC that would sync with AAD and allow "local-only" features like GPO and GPP deployment.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Support multiple reply URLs for WSFederation SignOut requests.

                                      Currently I can define an application in Azure AD that supports multiple Reply URLs during a SignOn request. However, this functionality doesn't work when performing a SignOut request. Only the first URL in the configuration is acknowleged. Any other replyURLs sent on a SignOut out request are rejected. This limitation forces me to define a new Azure AD application for each environment.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Please add a ZenDesk application

                                        ZenDesk is not a provider in the list of supported WAAD SSO applications.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Changes on ReplyUrl's from Applications on Active Directory should be applied quickly

                                          Or at least a feedback about when it will be applied.
                                          At this time seems that any change takes hours to be applied, at least for this specific configuration...

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                                            under review  ·  Robert FallerRobert Faller responded

                                            Your suggestion has been passed to the appropriate Program Manager for their review.

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