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On-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory Transition.

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  • Duration: 3 weeks;
  • Price: $4550;

Azure AD will allow your company to take advantage of modern technologies, obtaining such conveniences as secure single sign-on for various devices and applications, managing and storing credentials in the cloud, user reporting and controlling, without using servers in your office.

  1. IT Partner responsibilities
  2. Client responsibilities
  3. Additional cost items not provided by the project
  4. Prerequisites
  5. Plan
  6. Success Criteria

Azure Active Directory is a cloud service that provides Identity-as-Service (IDaaS), authentication, authorization, and identity management functions for the company’s cloud and enterprise systems.

Azure AD is based on flexible access control capabilities that help ensure security and reduce operating costs.
Azure AD can empower today’s productive workforce.
Azure AD upgrades access management and secure identity. The global presence of Microsoft and extensive consumer experience are combined with powerful user behavioral analysis and advanced machine learning technologies to create the Microsoft Security Intelligent Graph, which means Azure AD stops credential compromise before it begins. The goal of this service is to help your organization continue the digital transformation process and migrate identity management from on-prem AD to cloud-based Azure AD, avoiding the problems that appear during the migration process.
It will allow you to increase the security and management of your users and IT assets while lowering support and operating costs.

IT Partner responsibilities

  1. Perform a gap analysis of an existing on-prem AD environment and determine the necessity of additional Office 365 / Azure licenses
  2. Prepare the existing On-Prem Active Directory and Azure AD for the migration.
  3. Configure Azure AD policy.
  4. Plan the transition from using GPO to Intune. Not all GPO capabilities are currently supported by Intune. A review of computer management practices and additional work may be required
  5. Configure user-profiles and devices.
  6. Perform a pilot migration from on-premises AD to Azure AD for a small group of users. Gather feedback and do required troubleshooting. Prepare documentation for users as needed.
  7. Migrate all the users from on-premises AD to Azure AD.
  8. Assist with reconfiguring the end-user devices.
  9. On-Prem domain controller demotion.
  10. Prepare a detailed report of all support activities and time spent.
  11. Project Closure and Acceptance.

Client responsibilities

  1. Coordinate Client resources and staff schedules.
  2. Provide a dedicated point of contact responsible for working with IT Partner.
  3. Coordinate any outside vendor resources and schedules.
  4. Configure all network equipment such as load balancers, routers, firewalls, and switches.
  5. Review and approve engagement deliverables in a timely manner.
  6. Request and approve all change management tickets (if available) in the Client environment.
  7. Make sure that all users have proper licenses assigned in Office 365 tenant.
  8. Provide access to physical and virtual servers as needed.
  9. Provide necessary remote and/or physical access to facility and systems needed in order to complete the work.
  10. Provide virtual or physical servers necessary to achieve the project goals.
  11. Perform changes to internal and external DNS as required.
  12. All the necessary Office 365and/or Azures subscriptions must be purchased before user migration can be started.
  13. Resolution of basic tickets which may be resolved by following end-user adoption instructions provided by Microsoft is the Client’s responsibility.

Additional cost items not provided by the project

  1. Support for any workstations with OS other than Microsoft Windows.
  2. The Windows 7/8.1 devices must be upgraded to Windows 10.
  3. Firmware or operating system installation on servers, desktops, network hardware or mobile devices.
  4. Support for third-party business applications.
  5. Training of end-user teams.
  6. Additional purchase of items not specifically mentioned as in scope.
  7. When connected to Azure AD, a new user profile will be created on your PC. Data transfer from current user profiles – My Documents, Desktop, Favorites, etc. to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online may be included additional to this project if desired

Upon completion of the project, we will provide a project closeout report. This document will indicate the final project status including evidence of matching acceptance criteria, outstanding issues and the final budget. If you require more extensive documentation, it can be provided for an additional fee.
Downtime status: users need to restart their PCs and log-on to the newly created accounts. Profile settings and documents are not migrated.


  1. Azure subscription.
  2. Microsoft 365 Business subscription.
  3. Microsoft Windows 10 Pro at all workstations.
  4. Your organization does not use On-Prem file storage such as Windows Server, NAS or others. These documents must be transferred to Sharepoint Online.
  5. Check all business applications; they should not use Active Directory authentication.
  6. If our organization uses On-Prem Microsoft Exchange, it must be transferred to Microsoft Exchange Online.


The plan may vary depending on your needs.
  1. Kickoff meeting.
  2. Analysis of the existing infrastructure.
  3. Preparation of the architecture and migration plan.
  4. Azure AD setup.
  5. Test migration.
  6. Feedback gathering and required troubleshooting.
  7. Migration of all users.
  8. Verification and fixing issues.
  9. On-Prem domain controller demotion.

Success Criteria

  1. A gap analysis of an existing on-prem AD environment and Azure AD performed
  2. The necessity of an additional Office 365 / Azure licenses determined, and licenses purchased (license cost is not included in this SOW cost).
  3. The existing Azure AD prepared for the migration.
  4. Pilot migration from on-premises AD to Azure AD performed for a small group of users. The feedback gathered and required troubleshooting performed.
  5. Documentation for end-users prepared as needed.
  6. All the users migrated from on-premises AD to Azure AD.
  7. Users can log on to workstations with their authentication data and work with corporate resources.
  8. Assistance with reconfiguring the end-user devices provided.

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