Microsoft is renaming Azure AD to Microsoft Entra ID
Microsoft has announced that Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is becoming Microsoft Entra ID.
The company said the name change “represents the evolution and unification of the Microsoft Entra product family, and a commitment to simplify secure access experiences for everyone".
Microsoft insists that customers do not need to take any action, and Azure AD users can continue to use the service without interruption. “All existing deployments, configurations, and integrations will continue to function as they do today without any action from you”.
Only the name changes. Licensing, terms, service-level agreements, product certifications, support and pricing remain the same. All features and capabilities are still available in the product.
Service plan names will change on October 1, 2023 as per the diagram below (source: Microsoft)
Other changes include:
Azure AD tenant becomes Microsoft Entra tenant
Azure AD account becomes Microsoft Entra account
Azure AD joined becomes Microsoft Entra joined
Azure AD Conditional Access becomes Microsoft Entra Conditional Access
Microsoft Entra protects all identities and secures network access everywhere. The expanded product family has: