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Upcoming Webinar: Cogmotive Reviews All-New Azure AD Administrative Units

Sep 13, 2016 by Emma Robinson

Register for our upcoming webinar here: ‘Want OUs for Office 365? The wait is over.’
Delegation capabilities for a single Office 365 tenant
You may have found that there are certain things that you have missed since moving to the cloud.
One such example is Active Directory Organisational Units (OUs) – remember them? Active Directory Organisational Units allowed you to assign specific permissions to units or groups so that they had a level of administrative control over only a specific part of an IT environment.
If you’re managing a large Office 365 tenant that incorporates numerous business units who are capable of coordinating, licencing and supervising their own function, you will know that so far in Office 365 it has not been possible to assign admin permissions to these units to enable them to manage themselves. This means that if you’re a Global Admin, you have to deal with a constant influx of requests, which you will have to execute from the top down.
Are Active Directory Organisational Units something that you’ve missed? Want the functionality available in Office 365?
We bet.

Many organisations using Office 365 have opted for ISV solutions that provide a basic level of delegation and administration on a tenant basis, solely to get around this problem – at an extra cost to their business.

Some of our customers have even had to create separate Office 365 tenants in order to grant appropriate permissions for delegation and Role Based Access Control (RBAC) purposes – if this sounds complicated from a licencing and management perspective, that’s because it is – but it’s a solution where limited alternatives exist.

But not any more

Microsoft have now released Azure AD Administrative Units (currently in preview), which will be available as native functionality. This means that you no longer need third party solutions or multiple Office 365 tenants just to set administrative boundaries.

Want to find out more? 

Our upcoming webinar: ‘Want OUs for Office 365? The wait is over.’ will take you through everything you need to know about this new feature, including setting it up, how to use it, and any technical limitations it may currently have.

Register here, and join us on September 20th at 1pm EST to find out about the all-new Azure AD Administrative Units.