New Feature To Simultaneously Create Active Directory, Office 365 User Accounts
PLEASANTON, Calif. - April 15, 2014 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced automated user provisioning of Microsoft Office 365 user accounts in ADManager Plus, its Active Directory management and reporting software. Available immediately, the new feature automatically provisions an Office 365 user account when an IT administrator creates a user's AD account, ensuring the AD and Office 365 user identities are consistently provisioned.
In the absence of automated user provisioning, IT admins working in directory synchronization-enabled environments must wait to create an Office 365 account for a newly-created AD account. Meanwhile, the absence of directory synchronization requires admins to put in twice the effort to create an AD account and an Office 365 account for the same user. Now, ADManager Plus addresses these pain points by automating this cumbersome procedure and making user creation a one-step process.
The new Office 365 user provisioning feature in ADManager Plus is integrated with the Active Directory user creation process, so admins can create an Office 365 user account with Active Directory information. From the Office 365 setting in the ADManager Plus interface, admins simply select the option that best fits their business requirements and provide the necessary license details. Admins can choose to create an Office 365 account based on whether directory synchronization is enabled or disabled in the organization. Alternatively, they can choose not to create an Office 365 user account.
"We've combined the benefits of cloud-based collaboration and the security of an on-premise Active Directory in the new Office 365 user provisioning feature," said Manikandan Thangaraj, director of product management, ManageEngine. "ADManager Plus gives IT admins tailor-made user provisioning choices, which enable each admin to choose the option best suited to his or her business environment. Ultimately, we're giving ADManager Plus users a way to slash their waiting times, eliminate duplication of effort and simplify delegation of Office 365 licenses to corporate users."
"The integration of ADManager Plus with Office 365 (user creation) happens to be one of the finest implementations. It undoubtedly adds to the repertoire of AD solutions," said Kashif Latif, security administrator at City of Brampton.
ADManager Plus pricing starts at $495. A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version is available at http://www.manageengine.com/products/ad-manager/download.html.
For more information on AdManager Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/ad-manager/. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/ on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
ADManager Plus is a web-based Windows Active Directory management and reporting solution that helps Active Directory administrators and help desk technicians accomplish their day-to-day activities. With an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, ADManager Plus handles a variety of complex tasks and generates an exhaustive list of active directory reports, some of which are an essential requirement to satisfy compliance audits. For more information on ManageEngine ADManager Plus, visit http://www.manageengine.com/ad-manager/.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization's need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 90,000 established and emerging customers - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. Another 300,000-plus admins optimize their IT using the free editions of ManageEngine products. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.