All applications and resources in your data center depend on a centralized identity management system. With Azure Active Directory, it can organize and effectively protect your IT department while your employees benefit from single sign-on and self-service application access.
Azure Active Directory (ADD) is the foundation for Office 365 services and a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to give employees and partners access to applications using Single Sign-On (SOS). You can delegate important tasks such as resetting passwords or creating groups to your employees, thus increasing security and reducing costs.
Compared to Windows Active Directory, AAD provides additional identity management tools such as multifactor authentication, role-based access management, comprehensive audit capabilities, self-service password and group management, security monitoring, and alerts. AAD enables secure access to local Web applications from anywhere.
Azure AD Connect integrates your on-premise directories with Azure AD. With one identity, your employees can access Office 365, Azure and SaaS as well as other local applications. Employees can access these services whether they use an iOS, Mac OS X, Android or Windows device.
You get all the new features in combination with the released Office 2016 applications. Microsoft is expanding its existing productivity solutions to include telephony functions from the cloud as well as comprehensive data and compliance functions for companies. The previous E3 Plan will be extended by security features and the possibility to hold large web conferences (Skype Meeting Broadcast). With E5 further features are added:
E4 customers receive upgrade options to E5 or E3 with Phone System or can upgrade to E3 with Skype for Business Plus CAL. Office 365 customers receive the E5 Plan with a step-up license, for Office. On-Premise customers with Software Assurance add-on SKUs are offered.
We would be pleased to make you an offer for E5. Also all other plans and options are of course purchasable through Glück & Kanja as a Gold Cloud E5 Plan and can be upgraded from your current version. We at Glück & Kanja are also implementing the Phone System at a German industrial company. We are pleased about your inquiry to these topics. You can find our contact information below.