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…

Disable Strong Password Requirement in Office 365

Office 365 (Azure Active Directory) is fairly strict with its password policy and complexity requirements. It will be important to be educated on this topic to understand how to works when on premise environment and Office 365 need to be integrated for directory and password synchronization. Personally, I recommend that the on premise environment password policy and…

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…