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…

AADSync Updates

Updated on 28 August 2015 IMPORTANT: AAD Connect has replaced AADSync and DirSync. Reference: Azure Active Directory Sync +++++ Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Office 365 Summit in San Diego on 11-12 Dec 2014. Every session was great and the discussions had were valuable. In the ‘Identity Management Integration Options for Office 365‘ session with Luca Bandinelli (Senior Program…

My Favorite Tools to Use with Office 365

The Office 365 Tools and Diagnostics site provides a comprehensive list of tools to diagnose and troubleshoot O365 services across all plans/subscriptions. Prior to migrating mailboxes to O365, I use MessageOps Office 365 Client Updater to ensure machines with Windows 7 and older, and Office 2010 and older have the prerequisite software and updates installed for compatibility…

Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AADSync)

Updated on 28 August 2015 IMPORTANT: AAD Connect has replaced AADSync and DirSync. Reference: Azure Active Directory Sync +++++ NOTE: On 2 May 2015, the latest version of AADSync was released, and is available here to download here. Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AADSync), which was made generally available on 15 September 2014 (and updated on 16 December 2014), has been cleared…

Updating DirSync

Updated on 28 August 2015 IMPORTANT: AAD Connect has replaced AADSync and DirSync. Reference: Azure Active Directory Sync +++++ IMPORTANT! Azure Active Directory Sync Services (AADSync) has replaced DirSync. And eventually, when Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) is generally available (this year {fingers crossed}), it will replace AADSync. When a new version of the Windows Azure…