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Let's now focus on the online cloud identities used by Microsoft, specifically Office 365. Office 365 supports three sign-in identity models. These are cloud-only identity, synchronized identity, and federated identity. With a typical Office 365 tenant, you use cloud-only identity. This is the default and is also known as an online or account identity.

Accounts are created manually with the Office 365 admin center. Office 365 uses Azure Active Directory, or Azure AD, for account identity. A synchronized identity is where accounts are created using an on-premises directory, such as Active Directory, and then passwords are then kept in sync between the on-premises directory and the cloud, with the cloud verifying access.

The final type of cloud identity is called federated identity, which is a lot more complex to set up and maintain. It is similar to the synchronized identity in that the user accounts are based on an on-premises directory, such as Active Directory and then kept in sync. But the ultimate verification is retained by the on-premises identity provider.

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Learn how to keep your users secure and up to date by configuring cloud identity and authentication with Azure AD and Office 365, and enterprise-level mobile device management with Intune. This course covers key topics related to the administration of these services, including users, groups, policies, and roles, and maps to the related domain of Microsoft's Cloud Fundamentals certification exam (98-369). It's ideal for IT professionals responsible for their company's cloud operations as well as those pursuing certification for the first time. Follow along with Andrew Bettany as he covers creating user groups within both Office 365 and Intune, assigning administrative roles, and configuring mobile device management.

Topics include:

  • Understanding cloud identity and authentication

  • Managing Office 365 users and groups

  • Assigning administrative roles

  • Configuring password expiration policy

  • Exploring Service Health for Office 365 and Intune

  • Managing users and devices in Intune

  • Deploying Intune clients

  • Setting up mobile device management

  • Managing Intune policies

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