Why is MIM not going away?

Since MIM was launched over 20 years ago, Oxford Computer Group companies have performed more than 1,000 implementations and trained many thousands of IT professionals in its use. And even though Microsoft has repeatedly announced its demise, it’s still around. Why is MIM not going away?

Technologies such as MIM typically have an adoption cycle which starts small, builds to a peak of maturity and eventually declines. The lifecycle of a product follows a similar pattern but of course implementations stay in place long after the initial adoption. While we are way past the top of the curve and on the down ramp as organizations move workloads to Entra (which is coming to its own peak of maturity), MIM is proving to have a very long tail. And this is despite the fact that Microsoft has announced more than one end-of-support date.

In our experience, there are good reasons why MIM is proving so persistent – and I expand on each in a series of blogs.

Do any of these apply to you?

If you have any questions, we’re here to help!

Oxford Computer Group UK is part of an international family of companies that has been helping organizations with identity management across the world for over two decades.

  • Our knowledge of MIM is unparalleled – but our expertise extends throughout the Microsoft identity stack, including Entra.
  • Our consultants have many decades of Microsoft identity management experience, and offer a safe and expert pair of hands to organizations from all industry sectors.
  • Our directors were commissioned by Microsoft to write the training courses for MIM – and the latest versions of these are available from our sister company Oxford Computer Training along with staff mentoring and ad-hoc support services.

Contact us today and arrange a no-obligation chat with one of our expert architects.


This blog is the first in my ‘Why is MIM not going away’ series.