Azure AD Premium and Intune were previously accessed via their own consoles. For example, Azure AD was part of the "classic portal" experience at, starting in 2013.
"Identity is at the core of mobility strategies and we often find our customers first workload to deploy is Azure AD," the spokesperson said. "This new environment makes it easy for you to scale your Azure AD groups and policies to protect at deeper levels using Microsoft Intune and Azure Information Protection."
Intune also had a classic portal that required the Silverlight plug-in for regular access.
In the future, Microsoft plans to release all new features and enhancements for Azure AD, Intune and Azure Information Protection on the new Azure console.
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