IVIS-11 ; Windows Azure Active Directory Now Open for Business — Virtualization Review

Every company using AD should do an analysis of this solution asap,

especially SMBs using AD.  This is one of those areas where the vast majority of businesses would benefit in some fashion by moving their AD to the cloud.

If your infrastructure is too “complicated” or there are too many AD to AD trust relationships or whatever reason seems to exist to not make this a simple cost/benefit analysis should be challenged, especially in SMBs.

Windows Azure Active Directory Now Open for Business — Virtualization Review.

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