What is Azure?

Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure – PaaS and IaaS – from Microsoft.

It offers a wide range of services like Object Storage, databases, virtual servers and more.

Azure support many programming languages and frameworks, developed by Microsoft or third-party companies.

What is Active Directory?

Active Directory is a directory service for Windows developed by Microsoft.

In a nutshell, it’s a powerful tool in the hands of a system administrator to manage a newtork of PCs.

Access permissions, domains, shared folders, shared printes, proxy servers can all be managed through Active Directory in a centralized way.