Last November Microsoft announced the availability of the first major update for Windows 10 . Today we're focusing on some of the new the benefits recently added to Azure AD and Windows 10 for domain joined devices.
90%+ of the enterprises have deployed Active Directory. Today there are tens of millions of domain joined devices in the world. I am thrilled with the prospect of these organizations enjoying great value instantly simply by connecting to Azure AD.
As Windows 10 domain joined devices register with Azure AD, both users and IT admins will benefit from new experiences, from enjoying SSO from everywhere, to the ability to have these devices participate in Conditional Access. Windows 10 promises to be the best device to use for work.
This post is written by Jairo Cadena a Senior Program Manager on my team who owns scenarios related to Windows 10 in the enterprise.
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Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons )
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division
I'm Jairo Cadena, one of the PMs working on building Azure AD in Windows 10. I am excited to share with you the new benefits of Domain Join in Windows 10 that you'll get with the latest update of Windows.
In previous posts we have talked about Azure AD Join for work-owned devices and adding an Azure AD account to personal devices (BYOD). In this post I will talk about how the traditional way of providing work-owned devices, Domain Join, has been made better in Windows 10 with Azure AD.
Domain Join and Azure Active DirectoryWindows Server Active Directory (AD) is the most widely used corporate directory deployed by over 90% of enterprises in the world. In the last 15+ years, Domain Join has connected millions of computers to Active Directory for secure access to applications and centralized device management via Group Policy. The Integrated Windows Authentication stack (Kerberos/NTLM) gives users single-sign-on (SSO) to on-premises applications and resources like file servers and printers. Azure AD lights up new experiences in Windows 10 AD domain joined devices:
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