Azure AD Rename Reaction to Reactions
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Jul 19, 2023 12:03 PM

Azure AD Rename Reaction to Reactions

by HubSite 365 about John Savill's [MVP]

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There was a LOT of reaction to the Azure AD rename so thought I'd explore a few of the reasons people were upset

The Azure AD rename sparked a considerable amount of reaction, resulting in a varied response from the tech community. Specific topics include the explanation of what AD and Azure AD are, the reasoning behind Azure, and why it was named Azure AD. Other points of discussion revolve around the likability of the Entra name, the importance of protection for all apps, and the reasons for people's upset.

  • Explanation of AD and Azure AD
  • Reasoning behind Azure
  • Origin of Azure AD's name
  • Likability of the Entra name
  • Protection across all applications
  • Reaction of the tech community to the change

Further information is available through various channels including a whiteboard discussion on Github, a recommended learning path for Azure on '', a Certification Content Repository, and a Weekly Azure Update playlist on YouTube.

Detailed Insight on Azure AD Rename

The Azure AD rename has become a highly discussed topic within the tech community. It's not just about a name change, but also about understanding the functionalities of AD, Azure AD, and their significance. The change to 'Entra' has been a topic of interest too. Opinions have varied, with some viewing this as an essential move for the protection of all applications. The rename has been a sore point for some, leading to an uproar. These reactions show the importance of the Azure AD feature and how changes to it can stir reactions.

Learn about Azure AD Rename Reaction to Reactions

Azure AD was recently renamed from Azure AD to Entra, causing a lot of reaction from the community. In this article, we'll explore the reasons behind the rename, what Azure AD is, the advantages of the new name, and why people are upset about the change.

Azure AD is a cloud-based identity and access management service hosted by Microsoft. It allows organizations to securely manage user identities and access to applications, data, and other resources. With Azure AD, organizations can control access to applications and data, manage user identities, and secure their information.

Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform for building, deploying, and managing applications and services. It provides an extensive range of services, including virtual machines, storage, databases, networking, and more. Azure AD was designed to provide secure access to these resources for organizations, allowing them to manage user identities and access to applications, data, and other resources.

The decision to rename Azure AD to Entra was made to better align the service with Microsoft's overall cloud strategy. Entra is a more modern and unified name that reflects Microsoft's vision for the service. It also better reflects the capabilities of the service, such as the ability to secure applications, manage user identities, and provide single sign-on access to applications and data.

The new name has some advantages. Entra provides a unified identity and access management experience for organizations. It also provides built-in protections for applications and data, as well as single sign-on capabilities. This makes it easier for users to access applications and data securely.

Despite the advantages of the new name, many people are upset about the change. They feel that the name change was unnecessary and confusing, and that the service should have kept its original name. They also worry that the new name will lead to confusion about the service's capabilities and features.

Overall, the Azure AD rename to Entra has generated a lot of reaction from the community. While the new name has some advantages, many people are upset about the change. It remains to be seen how the new name will affect the service in the long run.


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