Microsoft to simplify Active Directory management

Microsoft is developing a number of tools and technologies designed to make it easier to manage users in Active Directory and for companies to confirm identities with partners.Prototype of the tools were shown Monday at NetPro's annual Directory Experts Conference (DEC) conference and focus on a simple interface that streamlines the discovery of user and […]

Microsoft is developing a number of tools and technologies designed to make it easier to manage users in Active Directory and for companies to confirm identities with partners.

Prototype of the tools were shown Monday at NetPro's annual Directory Experts Conference (DEC) conference and focus on a simple interface that streamlines the discovery of user and schema information. The federation tools provide a simple UI that fronts canned and customized PowerShell-based scripts that build federations via Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and lets companies securely share data.

The prototypes were demoed by Joe Long, general manager of the connected identity and directory at Microsoft, during his keynote presentation to open the three-day conference.

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Microsoft, Active Directory, Management, Developers