Coding Google

Azure-ing your Google

For the past few years, I have been teaching myself Windows Server. It is a hard task, and to be truthful, we only use 3 of the 6 aspects of Windows Server 2012 R2. So it makes it a little hard on myself to do this.

I’ve actually been really frustrated on my MSCA path. So my boss suggested a quick move to grasp some easy commands and updates. He suggested moving to Microsoft Office 365, backed by Azure AD.

Now I have said before that we are a Google based company, so using Azure AD is never anything we really look at…until yesterday.

Azure AD now supports Google!

Microsoft is now promoting a support for Google ID’s in Azure AD! This is the first third-part identify provider that Azure AD supports!

Imagine my excitement. Something I am studying and something I use regularly are now supporting each other. This means one of those 3 aspects I keep messing up on…can be conquered!

You can now seamlessly invite Google Federation and Gmail users with a B2B setup with Azure AD! This means they no longer need to create an Azure AD or Microsoft Account to access the apps and resources you are sharing!

(Microsoft has noted that they are only currently supporting Google ID’s with the @gmail.com extension.)

Under Organizational relationships you’ll find your guide!

Microsoft has provided a dive into the documentation to try out B2B Google federation!

The Identity providers section in Azure AD

This is a huge step for Microsoft, for Google…and for myself!

Google On!

Trevor
"Have you ever tried to count Hyperactive Children, while someone yells random numbers in your ear? Well that is what it is like in my head all day!" Trevor is apart of the robot revolution to slowly take over the human occupants of this Earth. By day Trevor is your above average Tech worker, tending his servers (Anton, Deckard, Anakin, Dimitri,and Scotty), and herding his 450+ employees. Yet at night...he sleeps, or as much sleep as he can get. Ideas always forming in his head with each new marvel and innovation to arrive. Each thing helping him to decide to help his robot overlords more and more. Trevor holds a few different designations: -Google Certified Administrator -Microsoft Technology Associate -Microsoft Specialist: Configuring Windows Devices -Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft Office Specialist He loves reading, working on SMART homes, and writing about his passion for Google products and innovations. He and his wife live with their 2 dogs and 3 cats in their quiet little beach town. Feel free to reach out to him!
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