Retirement of Azure AD Graph and License Management Changes

Microsoft announced on August 26th, 2021, that Azure AD Graph and some license assignment and update APIs will be retired per June 30, 2022. Effectively this means that as of this date, any applications using the Azure AD Graph need to migrate to the Microsoft Graph instead, and a few PowerShell cmdlets part of the Azure AD (Preview) module will no longer function.

According to Microsoft’s Alex Simons, the following will be impacted:

Starting the first quarter of 2022, customers can opt-in to a new license management platform provided by Microsoft, which promises to introduce improvements to group based licensing, the possibility to do license allotments and will introduce new license types.