Posted On: May 17, 2017

Today, we made it easier for you to run Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server Always On availability groups in the AWS Cloud. With AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also known as AWS Microsoft AD, you can now migrate additional Windows workloads such as SharePoint and SQL Server Always On availability groups without the complexity of building and maintaining your own Active Directory (AD) infrastructure. Using the AD security features announced recently, you can provide single sign-on (SSO) to Microsoft SharePoint by using AWS Microsoft AD, and improve the security of SQL Server Always On availability groups.

With AWS Microsoft AD, you can use a single directory to support Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server Always On availability groups, as well as AWS services such as Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon QuickSight. You also have the flexibility to use identities from your on-premises directory or managed directory in the AWS Cloud. AWS Microsoft AD uses actual AD running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and does not require you to synchronize or replicate data from your existing AD to the cloud. With just a few clicks, you can create a highly available, managed AD. AWS handles all of the security patching and software updates. 

Currently, AWS Microsoft AD is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions. 

This feature is now available to all AWS Microsoft AD customers at no additional charge. For existing AWS Microsoft AD customers there is no additional setup in the Directory Service console required. 

To get started with AWS Microsoft AD, visit the Directory Service console and create your directory.  

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