Recently Azure AD management capabilities were added to the New Azure Portal. It means that customers, that purchased Azure CSP subscriptions, can manage their Azure Active Directory using Azure Portal web-interface. No more need to use old workarounds like Office 365 Management Portal and Azure AD PowerShell, no need to create a trial Azure Subscription or buy Azure AD Basic/Premium CSP Subscription to manage Azure AD on the Old Azure Portal etc. Now it is much easier 🙂
Official announcement is available here:
UI feels great, almost all the required actions are available with just few simple clicks. I’ve found the only missing feature that required me to go to the Old Azure Portal – Multi-factor Authentication Provider creation. Yes, it you want to enable MFA on the Azure AD, you still need to use old workarounds. But I hope this feature will be added soon.
BTW, there is a “Classic Portal” button, but it don’t works in Azure CSP subscription – you still will see an old error that “Classic Portal is not available for your subscription”.
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