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Howdy folks,

We have heard from you loud and clear that Azure AD B2B (business to business) collaboration capabilities are critical to your success. So we are working to make them as efficient as possible. Today I’m excited to announce that our new Azure AD B2B Invitation API is now in public preview!

The vast majority of you want customize the invitation process in a way that works best for your organization. We’re really excited to get this API into your hands so you can do just that.

B2B Invitation API Capabilities

The API will offer the following capabilities:

  1. Invite an external user with *any* email address.

    “invitedUserDisplayName”: “Sam”,

    “invitedUserEmailAddress”: “gsamoogle@gmail.com”,

  2. Customize where you want your users to land after they accept their invitation.

    “inviteRedirectUrl”: “https://myapps.microsoft.com/”,

  3. Choose to send the standard invitation mail through us

    “sendInvitationMessage”: true,

    with a message to the recipient that you can customize

    “customizedMessageBody”: “Hello Sam, let’s collaborate!”,

    and choose to cc: people you want to keep in the loop about your inviting this collaborator.

  4. Or completely customize your invitation and onboarding workflow by choosing not to send notifications through Azure AD.

    “sendInvitationMessage”: false,

    In this case, you’ll get back a redemption URL from the API that you can embed in an email template, IM, or other distribution method of your choice.

Give it a try!

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our Ignite Azure AD B2B collaboration talk to see a demo of the API and get a glimpse of where we’re headed with B2B collaboration capabilities.

Give the API a whirl and reach out to me or Sarat Subramaniam (@Sasub) with any feedback or suggestions you have.

As always, we’d love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have.

Best Regards,

Alex Simons (@Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)

Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division