Take a look at the new #AzureAD Admin Console, now in GA!

May 16, 2017 Chris Spanougakis No comments exist

 

Back in September 2017 there was an announcement about the new Azure AD portal. which was in Public Preview at that time. We are very excited to see that today we have all the new functionality and features available, because it’s generally available to everybody! It’s really impressive to know that since September 750k admins from 500k organizations have tried it out and gave their feedback to the Azure AD guys.

First of all, you should take a look at this overview video, just to get the idea of what is available today:

As the official announcement says, the new Azure AD portal design focused on some specific customer needs:

  • Be simple and optimized for getting work done.
  • Provide insight to help the Azure AD Admin to make the right decisions.
  • Give to the Azure AD Admin easy access to information.
  • Give the Azure AD Admin information that wasn’t available before.

So let’s logon to http://aad.portal.azure.com and check the new functionality:

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Understanding what a user has access to, and when and how that access was granted, is essential for managing and securing your organization. So when you select a user, you can now immediately see a list of the enterprise apps that the user has access, either assigned or consented:

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Another really cool info that you get is audit and sign-in activity as streams of data with rich filtering and search capabilities. You can see the activity for the whole organization, or dive into a single user, group, or application. Just click the Audit Logs option for a user:

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It is also important to notice that the new portal does not require an Azure subscription, which streamlines access, especially for Office 365 admins.

One more feature is the ability to receive notifications about the status of the service, new features availability, or even weekly status e-mails:

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Thanks for your time, make sure that you check it out!

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