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Introducing Microsoft Entra ID: Unifying Access for a Simplified Future

We have some exciting news to share with you today that reflects the ever-evolving nature of technology and the commitment to providing you with the best experiences possible. As of today, Azure Active Directory, known as Azure AD or AAD, has officially transformed into Microsoft Entra ID. This rebranding aims to unify the Microsoft Entra product family and simplify secure access experiences for all users.

The Rebranding Of Microsoft Entra ID

You might have already noticed the changes taking place. The former Azure Active Directory button in the Microsoft Admin Center has been renamed “Identity,” while the Azure Active Directory button in All Admin Centers has been updated to Microsoft Entra. These visual updates reflect the new direction and vision behind Microsoft Entra ID.

Rest assured, this transformation requires no action on your part. Microsoft has ensured a seamless transition for its valued customers. The name change to Microsoft Entra ID is a representation of the evolution of Azure Active Directory and the commitment to enhancing secure access experiences for everyone.

What This Means For You

Now, you might be wondering what this rebranding means for you. The good news is that there are no changes to the capabilities, licensing, or pricing associated with the transition to Microsoft Entra ID. All the features and functionalities you rely on in Azure AD will continue to be available in Microsoft Entra ID. The prices, terms, and service level agreements remain the same as well.

To ensure a smooth transition, Microsoft has kept the Azure AD URLs, APIs, and authentication libraries intact. Developers can continue their work without any interruptions, as the developer experiences also remain unchanged. Microsoft’s goal is to make the name change seamless and hassle-free for all users.

The rollout of the name change will occur gradually across all Microsoft products and experiences throughout the second half of 2023. During this time, you’ll continue to have access to Microsoft Entra ID without any planned disruptions. Microsoft’s dedication to providing uninterrupted services demonstrates their commitment to customer satisfaction.

An Exciting Change to Enhance Workflow

We are thrilled about the introduction of Microsoft Entra ID and the opportunities it brings to enhance your access management experience. As always, we encourage you to stay connected and informed about the latest updates. We’ll be here, keeping up with the changes and sharing important information with you every step of the way.

Thank you for being part of the My365 community. We value your continued support and look forward to bringing you more exciting news and updates in the future.

Stay tuned and keep thriving!

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