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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Using PowerShell to bulk import users and groups into Azure Active Directory

While running one-off commands in PowerShell can be useful, managing Azure Active Directory with PowerShell really comes into its own when scripting large amounts of tedious tasks. With PowerShell, we can complete a process in a few minutes that might take hours or days for a human to complete manually.

Imagine a medium-sized company with about 1,000 users. The company's human resources system has details (such as names and contact information exported to a spreadsheet in CSV format). The company implements Azure services as part of the company infrastructure and needs to create a user account in Azure Active Directory for each user. Someone could take days to complete ...

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