- Whitepaper: Office 365 Adapter – Deploying Office 365 single sign-on using Windows Azure virtual machines
Summary: Introduces you to the benefits of running Office 365 infrastructure components in Windows Azure virtual machines.
Enterprise customers who adopt Office 365 often want to minimize their on-premises infrastructure requirements.
Many enterprise customers want to use single sign-on (SSO) through Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool. These technologies allow users to access the Office 365 service with their existing Active Directory credentials (user name and password). Traditionally, enabling SSO requires deploying servers and services on-premises.
With the introduction of Windows Azure virtual machines, customers who require Active Directory federation have another Microsoft-supported choice for hosting these services.