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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:

Education Licenses and Administration Licenses on same tenant

Hey, are you a municipality, county or another complex organization? Do you have education users and corporate users and want all of them to be in the same Azure AD?

Good news for you. It’s possible!

edu and corp
And I have here Both E3 and Education (E1) for students.

Here is how you do it.

  1. You do not have Office 365/EMS or Azure AD

    • Add your education domain to verify EDU status
    • Buy EDU Licenses and The CORP licenses should also be in the same list under “Purchase Services”
  2. You have a CORP tenant that you need EDU licenses on.

    • Email your License supplier hand have them reach out to your local Microsoft Education Team.
    • The local MSFT EDU team can tag your tenant as EDU. YOu need to provide them with your tenant name: e.g.
    • Wait 48 hours after the MSFT EDU team has submitted the request.

Here is proof that it works:

I can select between EDU and CORP plans

Limitations,risks and warnings.

  1. Risks include students having access to the entire GAL
    • Do a GAL segregation please.
  2. Volume License plans – it has not been tested and no one knows how exactly it will pan out with the agreement you have. So be warned the deployment of licenses may take a LOOOOOOONG time.
  3. You do this at your own risk at the moment and there is no guarantee it will work in the end either.
  4. This scenario works fine when you buy licenses in the portal (MOSP) shown. The problems arrive when you use a partner which sells you licenses. And that applies for most of you.

Some benefits:.

  1. Only need 1 AD with 1 Azure AD Connect
  2. 1 ADFS environment
  3. 1 portal
  4. 1 GAL or Two 🙂



Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide

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Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant pack for Partner Hosting.
Dette er en utvidelse av Lync server 2010 som er designet med tanke på system integratorer eller driftspartnere som vil spesialiser sin Lync 2010 løsning for et ASP-miljø.

Dette er en guide som beskriver deployment og grunnleggende arkitektur.

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