back to article Microsoft runs 179 admin portals, says sysadmin supergroup

A sysadmin supergroup has created a site that tries to list all of the portals Microsoft offers its users. Their tally so far: 179 portals. Law firm operations manager, Register contributor and Microsoft MVP Adam Fowler, who set up and owns the project, described the situation as “a bit of a sprawl issue” for Microsoft. That …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I make it 180

    The site doesn't list the extremely useful portal at https://msportals.io/ which is a bit of an obvious omission for any genuine completist.

  2. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    Its hard to count cancer cells

    180 you say?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    To dawg I head you like portals so we put portals in a portal.

    1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Let's clean that up . . .

      Sup, dawg, I heard you like portals, so we put your portals in a portal so you can meet GLaDOS.

  4. Martin-R

    Obligatory XKCD reference...

    Closest I could think of quickly...

    https://xkcd.com/927/

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Obligatory XKCD reference...

      "There are 179 competing business areas."

      1. Roland6 Silver badge

        Re: Obligatory XKCD reference...

        But only one ringportal to rule them...

        I assume all rely on live.com for user authentication...

  5. Huw D

    Awesome job, awsome result, one bookmark :D

    1. Roland6 Silver badge
      Pint

      "Staying on top of all of these Salesforce fieldsMicrosoft Admin portals used to be my biggest stressor, and now I can see them in an easy to use view..."

      Must be worth at least $13m...

      https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/04/scratchpad_13m_funding

      Also bookmarked

  6. Abominator

    Their multiple Visual Studio management portals. Shoot me. When your contact their support, even they don't know which one you should be using. Sometimes you have to go back and forth between them to achieve something while giving it a pause for things to sync through.

  7. Scott 26
    Pint

    Bloody brilliant!

    Have shared it with my team (we are predominately Azure admins)

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ahhhh. Now we know what the "365" in "Office365" was for. Portals, not days. It's been their goal all along.

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