Evaluate Microsoft Defender for Identity overview

Applies to:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender

This article outlines the process to enable and pilot Microsoft Defender for Identity. Before starting this process, be sure you've reviewed the overall process for evaluating Microsoft 365 Defender and you have created the Microsoft 365 Defender evaluation environment.

Use the following steps to enable and pilot Microsoft Defender for Identity.

Steps for adding Microsoft Defender for Identity to the Defender evaluation environment

The following table describes the steps in the illustration.

Step Description
1 Review architecture requirements and key concepts Understand the Defender for Identity architecture and be sure your environment meets the architecture prerequisites.
2 Enable the evaluation environment Follow the steps to set up the evaluation environment.
3 Set up the pilot Learn about benchmark settings for your identity environment and try out Defender for Identity tutorials.