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Switch Directory/Tenant for Azure subscription

Do you have Azure subscription for your organization and decided that you would like to test something out, but you do not want to mess or include users from your current Azure AD?

Well simply switch the user directory. This is perfect if you have a test Office 365 tenant or a testing environment and would like to test azure features with that directory.

Here is how:

  1. Create a new subscription in Azure portal
  2. Give that subscription to the user in your environment that is responsible for the subscription by adding him as an owner
  3. That user logs on to azure portal and navigates to Subscriptions
  4. Click on the subscription and select Change Directory / Bytt Katalog
  5. Select your new user catalog
  6. Log out and log in to the other directory (or click your profile image and click change directory
  7. Under Subscriptions you should see it.

Images below for visual aid:

This simple guide was created from here:

Dual Content Streams in Teams Live Event

If you have Microsoft Teams and the proper licenses you may initiate a Teams Live Meeting. The technology behind it is described there:

In all simplicity, you want to stream a presentation to very many participants on a multitude of devices. Anyone can join from wherever.

Here is how you have a synchronized dual view of both a video stream and content stream during your live event.

First start a meeting:

Remember to select Teams Live Event
This part enables recording in Microsoft Stream
Rememer to Turn on your camera here or on the next screen
Select Dual Screen
To add more than video click the share button
Now press “Send Live” and click “Start” Recording starts automatically
This is what your participants can see
Recording starts automatically

Create a new Azure AD directory in the same tenant

In your Azure/Office 365 tenant you may have several separate directories. You may also have custom domains but they will initially belong to a specific Azure AD.

An Azure AD directory is identified by the *

Here is how you create multiple Azure AD directories in the same tenant:

  1. Navigate to Azure AD Blade
  2. Click Create new directory
  3. Fill in information and select the correct country
  4. Click create and wait a bit
  5. Then click to manage your new directory
  6. Add custom domains if you need or just sync your new domain with dirsync

You may now add users or set up a separate domain sync. Or even custom domains.

This user catalog is separate and users need to be invited or added. Only one user will be present and that is the admin user that you were logged on with.

Hide Azure Active Directory from users

If any user in your organization decides to use Microsoft Azure, he/she can by default log in at and view the entire AAD catalog with object details. Within their own subscription the user can add a credit card andcspin up resources. The user can also invite users from the corporate catalog. Resources will be billed directly to the user’s credit card if not a subscription from the corporate enrollment has beenggranted.

In order to hide the Azure AD catalog for your organization you may do the following:

You have now hidden your Azure Active Directory from all non-admin users when accessing the AAD blade in the azure portal.

Next you may want to review the guest invitation permissions so users can not invite external users into your organization.

Review the settings here. Don’t be too strict.

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