When talking with Customers we often find folks who see Azure AD as being the same as Windows AD.  Microsoft named them nearly the same, and they do manage account security so they are similar but they are not nearly the same.   They must be managed differently as this article overviews.


AD vs Azure AD – confused about the difference? We get it – the distinction isn’t immediately clear.

In this guide, we’ll be exploring the key differences between Active Directory (AD), Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and their relevance to you.