Are You Still Using Azure AD PowerShell? Get Ready for Microsoft Graph!
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The delay in the retirement of Azure AD Graph proves how woven this service is into the fabric of Azure Active Directory management. Though Azure AD Graph has been on a depreciation path since 2020, overwhelming user response has slowed this transition. But it’s only a matter of time. This shake-up does not just affect app developers. IT admins regularly need to work Azure AD outside of the GUI via PowerShell. Whether you’re using simple scripts to manage users or you’re an Azure Automation aficionado, you need to prepare for this inevitable change to this popular PowerShell module.
Why the change to Microsoft Graph?
The Azure AD Graph offers access to only Azure AD services. The Microsoft Graph offers a single unified endpoint to access Azure AD services and other Microsoft services such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Graph is also more secure and resilient than Azure AD Graph. Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. It provides a unified programmability model that you can use to access the tremendous amount of data in Microsoft 365, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Understanding Microsoft Graph is important to get the most out of M365 and Azure.
Cmdlets, syntax, and parameters will change. Username/password-based service accounts will be replaced with App Registrations and Certificates. Connections to multiple APIs will be replaced with a single scoped connection. ConvertFrom-Json, ConvertTo-Json, and understanding the basics of JSON will be needed. You will need to fully evaluate how Azure AD Graph is being used in your tenant(s).
Now is the time to evaluate your scripts, automation, and other Azure AD Graph processes. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. C2 has experienced engineers to assist you with this transition.
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