- Microsoft Office 365 is one of the fastest growing cloud applications in the corporate environment.
- Microsoft is decoupling their core infrastructure solutions from the operating system. Office 365 can be leveraged by users on macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux.
- Migration to Office 365 is an optimal time to transfer directory infrastructure to the cloud.
Make the Most of Office 365 Migration with Directory-as-a-Service®
It’s becoming more and more common to move to the cloud with Microsoft’s Office 365. With hosted Exchange email and licensing for the myriad of Microsoft’s document creation tools, it is a large step towards the cloud. However, if you want to centrally manage all of your identities challenges start to appear with Microsoft Active Directory® and Azure Active Directory. With most of your infrastructure starting to move to the cloud, do you want to keep your on-premises identity provider around? What if you want to start moving to a non-Microsoft infrastructure? These are factors that need to be taken into consideration when considering what to do about your identity management platform.
If you are transitioning to Office 365, take an honest look at your internal systems, infrastructure, and applications. With your productivity suite in the cloud, what good reason do you have for maintaining costly on-premises servers? It may be time to move your entire identity provider to the cloud. Microsoft would have you shift to the cloud service Azure AD, but unfortunately that still requires the on-prem Active Directory in order to serve as a core directory service.
JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) offers full functionality with Office 365, along with the low-cost, no maintenance benefits of the cloud. That means that you can provision, deprovision, and manage O365 accounts from JumpCloud. You can also import Office 365 identities into JumpCloud and extend O365 identities to the right systems and infrastructure. Plus, unlike with Active Directory, you get identity control of Mac and Linux devices – all seamlessly integrated with Office 365. With Microsoft decoupling their core infrastructure solutions from the operating system, O365 can be leveraged by users on macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux. All the more reason to move to a cloud identity management platform that can support multiple systems as well.
JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service is the next generation of Identity-as-a-Service solutions. Organizations now have the ability to centralize all of their identity management, allowing provisioning, deprovisioning, and managing of user accounts on O365. As well, IT admins can federate those O365 identities to your systems (Windows, Mac, and Linux), cloud servers hosted at AWS or Google Cloud, on-prem and web applications via LDAP or SAML, data and files stored in the cloud or hosted internally, and wired and WiFi networks.
If you would like try out Directory-as-a-Service for yourself, click here to sign up for a free account. Your first 10 users are free forever. Alternatively, if you would like to ask any questions you can always contact us. We would be happy to address any thoughts you might have.