Release: Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory

During its annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) event held in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD). WAAD is Active Directory hosted on Windows Azure, currently already used by Windows Azure, Windows Intune and other SaaS services provided by Microsoft. Customers can use WAAD to manage or revoke employee access to cloud based LOB applications, delivers Single Sign On and to manage federation and access for partners and customers.

Active Directory can provide Identity and Access Management and offers an enterprise grade, high availability cloud service run from 14 datacenters spread across the United States, Europe and Asia.