I'd have to say this is really disappointing. I saw a talk by Mads late last year showing how Gulp will work in VS, was very excited about it, and am using it now. The idea of using the same tools as non-.NET developers was great.
I thought his new extension was just a more-UI friendly way of doing the same thing, but was really using Gulp on the back-end, so that is disappointing too. I also thought one reason the extension was going to go away was the problems keeping it up-to-par with other tools...
One question - At about 9 minutes in you say the password is managed and checked by your on-premise AD. So, if I point my application to WAAD to authenticate, WAAD is then asking my on-premise AD to authenticate the password?
I'm looking to switch all of our applications (some cloud hosted) to WAAD to assure access even when our on-premise network (and thus AD) is down/unavailable. If I understood correctly, WAAD still wouldn't be a solution to that problem. Is that correct?