Unveiling the Landscape: Exploring Microsoft Solutions for Multi-Tenant Management in Microsoft 365

In this blog, Richard Dean Teases his TEC 2023 session and explores the complexities of Multi-Tenant Management using Microsoft solutions.


Richard Dean

7/11/20231 min read

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Multi-Tenant Management

In the last decade, Microsoft 365 has established itself as a dominant force in the market, offering organizations a modern, cloud-based productivity suite. In fact, 4 out of every 5 Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Office 365.

However, managing multiple Microsoft 365 subscriptions and tenants can present a significant challenge for administrators and resource owners alike. According to Microsoft’s data from 2020, a staggering “66% of enterprise customers and partners manage multiple Microsoft 365 tenants,” and the complexity of administration compounds with each additional tenant, hybrid AD Forest, Domain, or other connecting systems (like Federation Services and inter tenant collaboration).

Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, depending on your perspective, administrators are faced with a myriad of options to consider when it comes to evaluating multi-tenant management solutions for Microsoft 365. In my upcoming session at The Experts Conference (TEC) 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, we will delve into the constantly evolving landscape of Microsoft 365 multi-tenant management solutions and carefully examine the advantages and drawbacks of each option. This comprehensive exploration will encompass Microsoft’s native solutions, third-party services, as well as IT, cloud, and managed service providers (ITSP/CSP/MSP). To assist you in making an informed decision, we will also present an evaluation framework designed to guide you in selecting the ideal multi-tenant management solution that aligns with your organization’s unique needs. Continue reading here.