Add Shibboleth to the set of authentication protocols
At present Azure AD can authenticate to SaaS using SAML, OAuth etc. Many academic institutions use Shibboleth which is based on SAML. Currently this means that they have to maintain a separate Shibboleth service in addition to AD FS (if using that for authentication). If a Shibboleth service could be added to Azure AD this would reduce the hardware/software complexity on-site and allow more Universities to take advantage of the Cloud Identity provided by Azure. Shibboleth is generally used to access shared education services, journals and other shared services.
Simon Swinburne commented
This would make wider adoption of our services much easier and simplify our technical stack. We can not simply use AD as it stands as the well established Shibboleth route is widely used by our many collaborators