What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service.

For IT Admins, AAD provides an affordable, easy to use solution to manage your staff and students and allow single sign-on (SSO) access to Office365 and other SaaS Applications.

Additionally, with just four clicks, Azure AD can be integrated with an existing Windows Server Active Directory, giving organizations the ability to leverage their existing on-premises identity investments to manage access to cloud based SaaS applications.

If you are an Office365, Azure or Dynamics CRM Online customer, you might not realize that you are already using AAD. Every Office365, Azure and Dynamics CRM tenant is actually already an AAD tenant. Whenever you want you can start using that tenant to manage access to thousands of other cloud applications AAD integrates with!


Syncing Teacher Dashboard with Azure Active Directory

If you use Azure Active Directory to manage staff and students using groups, Teacher Dashboard can automatically sync with AAD to ensure all your TD classes and groups are kept up to date. Find out more about how to do this here.