First published on CloudBlogs on Apr, 13 2016
(Note: This blog post is an edit/update of a post from earlier today that accidentally contained incorrect data.)
Amazing news to share today!
As of yesterday, more than
customers are synching their on-premises Windows Server AD to Azure AD. No, that is not a typo – 100,000 customers! And 99% of these customers are using Azure AD Connect or one of its predecessor products (AAD Sync, DirSync, etc.).
(In case you are curious – 45k are using Azure AD Connect, 46K are using DirSync, 7.5K are using Azure AD Sync and just over 500 are using Microsoft Identity Manager or FIM. The remaining 1% are using other solutions)
When Azure AD Connect in June 2015 (less than a year ago!) we never even dreamed we'd reach 100k customers (double the number from this time last year) syncing in less than a year or that 45k customers would adopt the solution this quickly.
So here's a big shout out to all our customers. Thanks for betting on us to connect your company to the cloud!
If you aren't using Azure AD Connect yet and you'd like to join the party, you can download it here
Alex Simons (Twitter:
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division