Improving the app launcher user experience in Azure AD
First published on CloudBlogs on Dec, 04 2017
Imagine a user visiting your company’s Azure AD app launcher for the first time and finding exactly the apps they need to be productive and effective. No confusion or clutter. A dream scenario, right?
You’ve sent us more and more requests for features that allow you to better manage third-party apps as you’re onboarding them to Azure AD, so your users can have a cleaner, more efficient experience. We’ve heard those requests and are working to help Azure AD administrators better control what applications their users see, and we’re starting with the ability to hide apps.
We’ve just rolled out a new feature that gives you the ability to hide third-party applications from the end-user experience. This is incredibly helpful for a few reasons:
You can better manage applications that require multiple instances or are back-end services that need to be assigned to users but don’t have an interface.
You can test a new application by initially hiding it before exposing the app more broadly.
You can reduce confusion and help clean up your users' app launchers.