Friday, 12 February 2016

Office 365 benefits?

 Below are some of the benefits that you get with Office 365 subscription.
  • 99.9% uptime for services
  • You receive service credit if missed 99.9% uptime in a month.

  • Continuous innovations and service upgrades.
  • Full copy of latest office applications.
  • Support for powershell scripts.
  • BYOD concept Windows, Windows Pro,iPhone, iPad,Android,Blackberry,Symbian
  • Usage for five devices with Office 365 pro plus.
  • Azure Active Directory powershell modules for interactive commands.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Office 365 Service updates, how it works?

What is Microsoft Intune?

Microsoft Intune Overview:


Microsoft Intune provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud. Using Intune, organizations can provide their employees with access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while helping to keep corporate information secure.

Manage Office mobile apps with Microsoft Intune:

For more info on this, do refer EMS Portal.


Active Directory vs Window Azure Active Directory

Are they both same?  well there are differences between them. WIndows Active directory has its presence in IT infrastructure for years now. It was designed to work with Corporate networks. It typically uses protocols like LDAP, Kerberos, Replication etc.

On the other hand WIndows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) is designed for Microsoft cloud services. It acts as backbone for Azure cloud based services as well as Office 365 based services. WAAD uses protocol like Rest API, or other internet identity protocol that works well with cloud services.

Windows AD provides below services.
  • ADDS
  • ADFS
  • ADCS

Windows Azure Active Directory Service provides below services.

Currently it has two important services, however in future there will be addition to it.

  • WAAD for identity management in cloud services.
  • Windows Azure Access control service for federating identity with external services like your on premise AD.

Global presence for Azure Datacenters

Microsoft has deployed Azure datacenters in 19 regions across the globe from Melbourne to
Amsterdam and Sao Paulo to Singapore. Additionally, Microsoft has an arrangement with Via21Net, making Azure available in two regions in China.

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