Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Room for Improvement

Deliver Practice Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing could be improved. There are premium one, premium two or P1, P2 licensing right now and a lot of organizations are a little bit confused about the licensing information that they have. They want to know how much they're spending. It's not really clear cut. Transitioning to the cloud is very difficult. They need the training to make it easier. They should probably put in more training or even include it on the licensing so that there are people that manage their environment have somewhere to come to learn on their own. Maybe there could be some workshop or training within Azure. The solution could offer better notifications. They do upgrades once or twice a year. They need to do a better job of alerting users to the changes that are upcoming - especially on the portal where you manage your users and accounts. There needs to be enough time to showcase the new features so your organization is not surprised or put off by sudden changes. View full review »
Solution architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We find that most of the new features are in preview for too long. It gives you the announcement that there's a new feature and yet, most of the time, it takes more than one year to have it generally available. Often we have to go and sometimes just use a preview without support. We cannot run all the configurations from the APIs. I would like to have something that has code and to just be able to back up and apply my configuration. Right now, we are managing more Azure tenants. It's hard to keep all of those configurations at the same level, the same value. We would like to have more granularity in the Azure conditional access in order to be able to manage more groups for applications. That way, when adding a new applications I don't have multiple conditionnal access to modify. One of the main requests from our security team is the MFA challenge. Azure, by default, is more user-friendly. We have a lot of debates with the security team here as the MFA doesn't pop up often enough for them. From an end-user perspective, it's a better user experience, as users generally prefer fewer pop-ups, however, security doesn't like it. It's hard for security to add. We don't have Azure Premium P2 yet, however, most of the advanced security features are in the P2, and it costs a lot more money. View full review »
Praveen Raj
Software Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Microsoft needs to add a single setup, so whenever resources join the company or are leaving the company, all of the changes can be made with a single click. I would like to see a secure, on-premises gateway that offers connectivity between the physical servers and the cloud. The capability already exists, but it is not secure enough when the setting is marked private. View full review »
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Mohamed Fekry
Service Delivery Manager Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions at Nile
Microsoft has a feedback page, in which if anyone has any suggestions or feedback, you can send them to them. They have all of the technical resources available on the internet, on their website. In case you need the support, you can easily open a ticket with them because you already have a subscription and you are eligible to open a ticket. View full review »
Michael Ogunlade
Head of Enterprise Systems at Fidelity Bank Plc
Technical support could be faster. View full review »
Pete Fotopoulos
Managing Technical Consultant at NJA LLC
It would be ideal if the solution moved to a passwordless type of environment. It's the future of authentification. It's also more secure and convenient. View full review »
Mikael Ribring
Head of IT at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
The only issue with Azure AD is that it doesn't have control over the wifi network. You have to do something more to have a secure wifi network. To have it working, you need an active directory server on-premises to take care of the networks. View full review »
Jeffrey Attoh
Chief Executive Officer at ZDAPT
My only pain point in this solution is creating group membership for devices. This is something that could be improved. Essentially, I want to be able to create collection groups, or organizational units and include devices in there. I should be able to add them in the same way that we can add users. We want to be able to create members as devices in groups, without having to leverage a dynamic group membership with queries. I want to be able to just pick machines, create a group, and add them. View full review »
Security Architect at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
The onboarding process for new users can be improved. It can be made simpler for people who have never registered to Azure AD previously and need to create an account and enable the MFA. The initial setup can be made simpler for non-IT people. It should be a bit simpler to use. Unless you get certifications, such as AZ-300 and AZ-301, it is not a simple thing to use at the enterprise scale. View full review »
Vice President of Technology at Ecuity Edge
I think the documentation and configuration are both areas that need improvement. The product changes and gets updated, but the documentation doesn't keep pace. The initial setup could be simplified. I would like to see a better UI tool. View full review »
Solution Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities. View full review »
Jean-Francois Richard
Enterprise Security Architect at Energir
Role-based access controls. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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