Microsoft Enhances External User Collaboration with Azure AD B2B
Microsoft today announced the general availability of its Azure Active Directory (AD) B2B Collaboration feature set. As its name suggests, the toolkit, also part of the company’s Enterprise Mobility + Security offering, enables business-to-business collaboration while enhancing security and preventing leaks of sensitive data.
Azure AD B2B Collaboration enables customers to extend the platform’s secure identity management services to vendors, consultants and other partner organizations. Instead of creating a new locally-managed account for external users, businesses can invite them using their own email addresses and provide access to applications, shared documents and other resources.