We’ve received a lot of feedback from partners and customers about the challenges of managing multiple Microsoft cloud orgs. Partners manage anywhere from two to hundreds of orgs, and many enterprises use multiple orgs for compliance or logistical reasons. In these scenarios, switching between multiple orgs is done several times a day every day. In response to this feedback, we started looking at ways to improve the management experience for admins that manage multiple orgs.
Today, we are announcing a new feature in the Microsoft 365 admin center called the organization switcher, the first of many changes coming for admins who manage multiple organizations. The organization switcher allows you to seamlessly switch between organizations that you manage. Today’s release supports admins that are the partner of record (Associated Partner) for a Microsoft cloud org.
We’re also in the process of adding support for admins that are invited to manage an org through Azure B2B. Support for other scenarios are also coming soon, including support for enterprise scenarios, test environments (e.g., pre-production and production orgs), and mergers and acquisitions scenarios.
Accessing the Organization Switcher
If you have been designated partner of record (Associated Partner) for a Microsoft cloud org, you will see a new double-arrow switcher icon in the upper left-hand corner of the Microsoft 365 admin center next to the org’s name.
Organization switcher icon in the Microsoft 365 admin center
Select the org name/icon, and then choose the organization you want to manage.
Choose the organization you want to manage
Some admins manage many orgs, but only a small number of orgs on a frequent basis. In that scenario, the ability to pin a tenant to the top of the list lets you to quickly access the orgs you manage most frequently.
Pin an organization you use frequently to access it quickly
Search for Organizations
When the list is long, it becomes harder to find what you are looking for. You can search for the org by its name or domain name to make it easy to find the org you want to manage.
Use search to quickly find an organization
More to come
This is the first of many new features coming that are designed to improve the management experience for partners and customers that manage multiple Microsoft cloud orgs. As always, we’d love your feedback, so if you are a partner of record for multiple Microsoft cloud orgs, please try the organization switcher and let us know what you think!