[dba-Tech] Azure AD renamed to Entra ID

Rocky Smolin rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 13:04:07 CDT 2023

Even a blind squirrel....

On Fri, Jul 14, 2023, 8:59 AM John Bartow <jbartow at winhaven.net> wrote:

> The news that Azure AD will soon be renamed to Entra ID<
> https://ml.m365weekly.com/link/c/YT0yMjU3OTA1OTYzMjk2MTAwMzY1JmM9dzlrOCZlPTQyMjg3MDg3JmI9MTE3MjY5NTA2NiZkPW05ZTRmMGI=.7fB47rFFKs9fohV8qrpmjZLkNGKFI6uTeKTWanka9MA>
> could, with all the renames of the last few years, be in the "On a less
> serious note" section. And then many would think I was joking. The big joke
> in my realm of peers  is that we're surprised they didn't rename it
> "Outlook ID" (since they've confused the name outlook across so many things
> over the last few years).
> But this time the renaming will actually be valuable. There is a lot of
> confusion with this Azure AD. Azure AD is not a replacement for on-premises
> Active Directory. Even Wikipedia makes it clear: "Not to be confused with
> Active Directory".
> This is one of the few Microsoft renames of its products that will
> actually reduce confusion and increase understanding of what Entra ID
> actually is - an identity management service.
> John B.
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