Upgrading Previous Version of Azure AD Connect

In this post, we are upgrading an existing Azure AD Connect installation from version 1.0.9131.0 to 1.1.105.0 (published 16 Feb 2016). NOTE: The existing scheduled task (created with versions prior to AD Connect 1.1) will be removed and replaced with an integrated scheduling tool that will be managed through PowerShell. Also, the default sync schedule…

AAD Connect HAS replaced AADSync and DirSync

Updated on 27 October 2015 IMPORTANT: AAD Connect has replaced AADSync and DirSync. Reference: Azure Active Directory Sync   Reference(s): Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect (Download) Azure AD Connect: Version Release History Search “azure active directory connect requirements” Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory Prerequisites…

Decommission or Maintain Exchange Hybrid? It Depends

Here are some links following-up on questions I receive almost daily about what can and cannot be managed from on premise once the last Exchange server (i.e. Exchange Hybrid) is removed and directory sync is maintained. I was unable to find a comprehensive list but the info can be extrapolated from each. Hybrid deployment best practices…