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  • Question

  • The Azure account is managed and run by a Microsoft Account user. The same user has a Office 365 subscription so it has an work/organization account as well. Because the Microsoft sign-in pages are confused and messed up if a user needs to use different accounts for different services (for example, when the user tries to go to portal.azure.com, it is sometimes automatically logged in using the Office 365 account which naturally does not work in Azure), we are thinking of merging these two directories under one account. Based on the following articles it should be possible:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn629581.aspx

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn629580.aspx

    However, some crucial information are missing:

    1. It is possible to rollback the merge (decouple/untrust the two directories) later on? How?
    2. Based on http://blogs.windows.com/business/2014/11/07/windows-10-manageability-choices/ the Windows 10 will (finally) support Azure AD accounts. Will it work flawlessly or this merge will make some issues (currently, we are using Microsoft Account to sign-in to Windows 8.1) or lost functionality (for example, user will need to choose whether to log-in with Microsoft Account and live without Azure AD dependent functionality like auto-login to Office 365 apps/services or vice versa)?
    3. Are there anything else we should be aware of?
    Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    It is possible to integrate Windows Azure account with an Office 365 account and here are the steps you must follow: 

    1. Logon to the Windows Azure Portal https://manage.windowsazure.com.
    2. Click on Application Services | Active Directory | Directory | Custom Create.
    3. Change the Directory dropdown from the default Create new directory to Use existing directory and click the Check box.

    Next you are logged out of the Windows Azure administrative account and you are redirected to the Windows Azure Active Directory logon.

    1. Logon with a Global Administrator account from the Office 365 tenant that you would like to integrate.
    2. After sign in you are prompted to add the Windows Azure administrator account as a global administrator for the Office 365 Tenant directory, click on Continue.
    3. Logout of the Office 365 global administrator account and then logon to https://manage.windowsazure.com with your global administrator account.

    I did not find any MS article about rollback the merge.

    For the Account related issue, i think you may ask Azure support:

    http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/options/

    Regards.


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    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:00 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    It is possible to integrate Windows Azure account with an Office 365 account and here are the steps you must follow: 

    1. Logon to the Windows Azure Portal https://manage.windowsazure.com.
    2. Click on Application Services | Active Directory | Directory | Custom Create.
    3. Change the Directory dropdown from the default Create new directory to Use existing directory and click the Check box.

    Next you are logged out of the Windows Azure administrative account and you are redirected to the Windows Azure Active Directory logon.

    1. Logon with a Global Administrator account from the Office 365 tenant that you would like to integrate.
    2. After sign in you are prompted to add the Windows Azure administrator account as a global administrator for the Office 365 Tenant directory, click on Continue.
    3. Logout of the Office 365 global administrator account and then logon to https://manage.windowsazure.com with your global administrator account.

    I did not find any MS article about rollback the merge.

    For the Account related issue, i think you may ask Azure support:

    http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/options/

    Regards.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:00 AM
  • Hi Vivian,

    thank you for your reply. I was able to find steps how to merge the accounts.

    However, I prefer to know the full story which includes how to rollback it, what are the consequences for the near future and other important notes.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:59 AM
  • "I was able to find steps how to merge the accounts. "

    That is great, would you mind sharing that information so we can all have access to it?


    Cheers,
    Curt Winter
    Certified Microsoft Professional
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    Monday, January 30, 2017 6:54 PM