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      0 comments  ·  Azure Cloud Shell » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Azure Active Directory » B2B  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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…

          Neil G. commented  · 

          typo "- and it does solve the UX, but so far Azure B2B invitations still generate the error".

          Sorry about the two typo's.

          Neil G. commented  · 

          Ariel,

          Thank you so much for posting an update.

          I'm not sure if you know but this issue is not just cosmetic/UX.

          Azure AD B2B invitations will not work, and often times SharePoint online external sharing requests to an email address don't work. Oh - and Exchange online Message encryption sometimes has issues too.

          I have just finished suggestion #2 - and it does solve the UX, so far Azure B2B initiations still generate the error
          "Error Message: Multiple users contain this email address"

          Azure B2B specifically addressed in my feedback:
          https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback/suggestions/15179097-azure-b2b-fails-for-end-user-on-invite-when-liveid

          And also posted in tech community here:
          https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Azure-Active-Directory-B2B/Help-AzureAD-B2B-Error-Message-Multiple-users-contain-this-email/m-p/132377#M343

          Many old services and most new Azure and O365 services expect there to be only one "username" even when they search both AzureAD and LiveID directories. :(

          Thanks again for updating us!

          -N

          Neil G. commented  · 

          Can someone from the team please update the response 2015 is VERY stale.

          There is the "new" new sign-in experience which is starting to rollout. Is that expected to solve this problem?

          ----
          There really should be a tool for us to use and to direct users.

          Tool would go like this:
          Sign in with two accounts that have overlapping names between Office 365 and Passport/Live/MicrosoftAccount EASI (Email As Sign In):
          For each account - discover which service(s) have been initialized/provisioned
          Display a list of account/service and ask "Personal use(I-owned) or Business use (Org-owned)"

          If Office365 backed mailbox Question user: Do you want personal account to have an outlook.com email or to have an alias within business account?
          Either setup I-owned-ID@outlook.com or "Org-ownedID"-personal@business-domain.com as alias.

          Based on choice of org vs "i" owned, link service to the correct authentication.

          Heck even Xbox accounts might be "org-owned" for an Xbox game dev.

          Of course FIRST STEP would be to get all of the Org type services: MSDN, Volume Licensing, Microsoft Partner, Licensing tools for partner (i.e. Licensewise, etc.), learning centers + all of the places where you can leave comments (such as here) to accept Office 365/Azure AD based authentication.

          There has been some progress on MSDN, but others.....

          ---
          Note 2: For the #1 requested feature, this should get updated at least once a year.

          Neil G. commented  · 

          Can we get an update on this? We need real solutions related to the Passsport.net EASI accounts (email as sign-in) which conflicts with Azure AD domains. We have services like: MSDN, Microsoft Partner, MSDN-Azure Subscription benefits, Microsoft Virtual Academy.

          I don't want to be the one to discover issues when changing your LiveID login and see what happens to your older Visual Studio Online access and discover that Dev's lose access to source code control.

          If the official solution is going to be Change the Microsoft Account to be a new non-conflicting login, you need to create a detailed prescriptive guidance for each conflicting service.
          What is the impact of changing of the "I-owned" user login to a new login on these services?
          Is there a way to backup the source prior to change?
          What happens to Windows phone 8 and new mobile devices backup into OneDrive - which changes first - the phone login or the onedrive. How do you keep them in sync over multiple devices?

          Thank you!

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            38 comments  ·  Azure Backup » PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              under review  ·  84 comments  ·  Azure Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Neil G. commented  · 

              Has there been any official response on this item? 1,449 votes so far, 2 years.

              I think we are at least owed a response even its is "We are creating a 3rd party backup certification process" - which wouldn't be good, but something... please

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                0 comments  ·  Azure portal » Classic portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Azure Active Directory » B2B  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We’re looking into this and would like more information about the scenarios for this combination. Are you using B2B and B2C for the same end-user scenario, or are users coming in through B2B interacting with your system differently than users from B2C? If we supported authorizing a superset of account types via one or the other, would you still need both for your scenario?

                    -Elisabeth

                    Neil G. commented  · 

                    Or alternatively if we could use the Office 365 azure primary tenant AD for Org based auth and B2B user auth, and then Trust/Link to a 2nd azure AD in same tenant for B2C.

                    Or if the Primary Azure AD could use B2B to invite security groups in the B2C AD....

                    Something like that would work for me.

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                      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  System Center Data Protection Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Neil G. commented  · 

                      1 time should be Information -- if it happens 5 times in a row, maybe then warning

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                            11 comments  ·  Azure portal » Resource management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            The portal uses cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) to communicate to back-end services directly from the browser. We are working with our partner teams to get a full list of URLs required to manage your resources in the portal. Here are a few known URLs:

                            *.azure.com
                            *.azure.net
                            *.windows.net
                            *.azurecomcdn.net
                            *.azureedge.net
                            *.msecnd.net
                            login.microsoftonline.com
                            login.live.com

                            Third-party services:

                            *.sendgrid.com
                            *.newrelic.com

                            Please let us know if we missed any.

                            Neil G. commented  · 

                            Note: There is a weekly update of azure public IP addresses https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=41653

                            Why doesn't that include the urls similar to how Office 365 documents their URL+IP address http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=533185

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                              We’re working on ways to simplify how a service provider can get access to customer Azure subscriptions. In the meanwhile, we recommend you check out Azure AD B2B.

                              Cheers,
                              /Vince and Stuart

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                                Neil G. commented  · 

                                Note: Having better pre-filtering of data for the security solution would help with this.

                                Also having a simple assessment - for each log that is about to be utilized, first run a volume check based on count of events in the log for prior 24 hours and prior 168 hours - if there are more than X then WARN before deploying solution on that computer.

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                                        under review  ·  ruturajd responded

                                        Interesting requirements. We are reviewing this. Will reach out to you for more details. Please use the comments to give more examples.

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                                          10 comments  ·  SDK and Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          We are looking into this… is Visio the end goal here or just something that will help visualize the contents of the template/resource group?

                                          Neil G. commented  · 

                                          It would also be great if it documented the network, security groups, and any ACLs or Role Based Access controls

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                                            5 comments  ·  Scripting and Command Line Tools » Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This is a great idea. We are thinking about adding such functionality to the Portal. No confirmed plan yet. Thanks.

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                                            Neil G. commented  · 

                                            If there was any of the following:
                                            a) "Generate Automation" for Selected Object (.i.e. Powershell + Resource Template + Param file)

                                            b) Generate Automation for Objects with TAG "X" (again Powershell + Resource template + param files)

                                            c) Backup existing subscription configuration (again powershell + Resource Templates + param files + Exception log of services that had to be skipped)

                                            Any of those would be very helpful :)

                                            #c would be helpful if you needed to move a configuration to a new subscription - such as if you were Pay-As-You-Go but wanted to switch to either Open or EA license.

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