Provide ability to unlink Azure from Office 365
My company has an Office365 subscription and we use the AD to manage internal staff roles, system access, etc. We also have entirely separate external data centres running systems and services for external customers and financial partners. We are now engaging in a migration exercise to move our data centres to the cloud. I created an Azure account using my company email address (naturally), and it automatically pulled in all settings and staff and who knows what else from our Office365 AD. This has already caused many issues in just a few days. Through multiple calls and emails with MS Support, I am finally advised that there is no way to separate them and manage our corporate products on the MS cloud separately from the internal staff management system. This is very close to being a show-stopper for us, with the only apparent solution being to create a new domain that is not verified or trusted by Office365, and adding limited users with em ail addresses from there. This is incredibly fussy, and does not compare favourably with Amazon AWS. Please consider providing a way for customers to have a company account with Azure that does not automatically link to an irrelevant Office365 subscription. Thanks.
Very strange that Microsoft staff never bothered to reply to this comment. I have the same issue.