Stephen Siciliano

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    Folks,

    Thanks for the questions and suggestions. And apologies for not sharing any update on this thread for so long. We’ve been working on this problem and have announced changes on our official team blog (see here: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/09/15/cleaning-up-the-azure-ad-and-microsoft-account-overlap/).

    First, we are acutely aware of the UX pain this is causing and we are sorry for this. We are trying to undo a decade and a half of systems divergence. There are literally hundreds of different engineering teams across Microsoft involved in this effort. So this is taking time.

    Second, we can’t easily “merge” two accounts, or allow IT to “take over” personal Microsoft accounts. There are two main hurdles: (1) The terms of service are fundamentally different for the two account types and (2) they are based on different technologies with different stacks (different identifiers, SDKs, token formats, etc.). We’re working to converge the two stacks but again this…

    Stephen Siciliano commented  · 

    This appears to be a bigger issue than just the Azure Management portal -- this applies to anywhere that uses Microsoft identity. I'm moving this ask to the Azure Active Directory section. Thank you.

    Stephen Siciliano commented  · 

    This appears to be a bigger issue than just the Azure Management portal -- this applies to anywhere that uses Microsoft identity. I'm moving this ask to the Azure Active Directory section. Thank you.

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