Azure (Public/Hybrid)

TT03 Windows AD or Azure AD, What's the Difference?

August 9th, 2022

8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Travis Roberts


Product Marketing Manager, Blogger, and Enthusiast

Many organizations want to stop managing domain controllers, but what is the difference between Windows AD and Azure AD, and how do we know when we can get rid of domain controllers? This session will begin by outlining the difference between Windows AD, Azure AD, and Azure AD Domain Services. After that, we'll review the considerations for choosing one option over the other.

You will learn:

  • Understand the difference between Azure AD, Windows AD and Azure AD Domain Services
  • Identify requirements to remove Windows AD Domain Controllers
  • Considerations before moving to Azure AD Domain Services