Course info
Mar 2, 2016
2h 12m

You will learn how use the Azure Active Directory for a hybrid identity management. This will prepare you for the growing mobility of users and the applications they use on the Internet. You will build a directory in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. This is so you can learn, step-by-step, how to build, configure, maintain an Azure AD. You will then connect this directory to a local on-premises active directory. I designed this course specifically for IT professionals who want to use Azure AD but know little about it. After completion of this course you can add "Competent with Microsoft Hybrid Identity" to your skillset.

About the author
About the author

Gary has been working in Information Technology for over 15 years. He has worked with Exchange Server since version 5.5 and has experience in both training and hands on implementations. His energetic delivery and passion for technology makes him a popular trainer. He has developed many online courses and delivers training all over the world.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, my name is Gary Grudzinskas, and welcome to my course, Getting Started: Hybrid Identity with Microsoft Azure. I'm a consultant and a trainer, and I've worked with Microsoft technology for about 20 years now. Latest update to my skill-set was the cloud, and this, of course, includes Microsoft Azure, and I would like to help you do the same; to update your skill-set to the cloud too. In this course, we will deploy an Azure Active Directory, we will populate it, and then we will configure it with devices and with applications for the Azure Active Directory users to use. We'll then connect this Azure Active Directory to a local, on-premise active directory. By the end of this course, you will know how to use the Azure Active Directory. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn how to use Azure Active Directory with the Getting Started: Hybrid Identity with Microsoft Azure course at Pluralsight.

Configure Your Azure Active Directory
Welcome to module 2, Configure Your Azure Active Directory. We have already built a directory so now what we need to do is we need to populate this Active Directory. Inside of there we're going to put in some user accounts, we're going to put in some groups, we are going to take a look at some of the account properties, and we're going to add a few external accounts to our directory. The tools we're going to use, the Azure Management Portal, of course, and our old friend, the PowerShell for Azure Active Directory.

Register, Block, and Enable Applications
And welcome to module 3. In this module, we're going to enable devices and we're going to add applications that our users need for work. This is the basic mobile device management that we all really need to get to know. This can be used for Windows devices, Android devices, and iOS devices. You can view, you can block, and you can enable devices from the Azure AD and you can enable and add applications that users can use for single sign on.

The Azure Active Directory Connect Tool
In this module, we cover the Azure Active Directory Connect Tool. This is a tool that connects our local active directory to the Azure Active Directory and synchronizes all our assets and objects from one to the other and from the other to the one. This is one tool to unite them all. This is a combination of several tools that were available before, but now it is one, and it is the only one that we really need to connect an active directory up to the active directory in Azure. And we can even customize just what gets replicated.

Azure AD Administration
In this module we take a look at Azure AD Administration. Here's what we're going to cover. We're going to take a look at the AD Premium License, and we're going to obtain one, and assign it to some users. This is going to allow us to put in some self-service groups, some self-service password resets, and then we're going to take a look at the auditing and reporting capabilities that we have with Azure AD.