We have a lot of customers out there in edu-land that are subscribers to not only Office 365 for education, but also IT Academy – our extensive and comprehensive education program. ITA offers the latest Microsoft software for labs, classrooms, and PCs used by students, access to a wide range of Microsoft E-Learning courses and the Instructor Learning Management System (LMS) to help track and monitor student progress, discounts on official courseware that is available to academic institutions only, e-Reference Libraries that offer instant access to over 127 Microsoft Press books online, TechNet subscriptions and marketing tools to promote the association with the Microsoft brand and official certifications. That’s a LOT of stuff!
We have always offered the ability to logon with a Microsoft Account (formally LiveID) and now, we also support using your AzureAD account, which ships with and is the under-lying identity provider for Office 365.
When you go to sign into ITA, this is what you will see – note the 2 options.
Click the “Office 365 account” button and you will be prompted to sign in with your credentials. If this is the first time you log in, you will also be asked to enter the ITA subscription code for your institution. Then, you are good to go. Also, if your institution happens to be federating with the Azure AD service, the federating credentials can be used.
If you are an ISV and want to use Azure AD with your app in the same way we have with Office 365, you can read all about it here.