Tag - DirSync

Soft (SMTP) vs. Hard (immutableID) matching with Azure AD Connect

If you are setting up Directory Synchronization from scratch (there are no users in the cloud yet), then Azure AD Connect will be pretty straightforward--the on-premises objects (and passwords if you choose that option) will be synchronized to the cloud, and you can assign services to the user accounts from...
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How to Remove a Legacy Hybrid Exchange Server and migrate to Windows Server Essentials Office 365 Integration

If you performed a Remote Move migration from a legacy system such as SBS 2011 or Exchange 2010, and now you want to remove your hybrid server without losing the ability to sync passwords to Office 365, I have some good news for you: it's totally...
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How-to Upgrade DirSync to Azure AD Connect (and move to a new server at the same time)

Many a small business using Exchange Online, Office 365 or other Microsoft cloud services has opted to enable Directory Synchronization--this means you can have the same credentials on-premises and in the cloud. Most commonly, this synchronization was achieved with a tool called DirSync. And wouldn't you know it, that tool is now
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Key Differences between Essentials Dashboard Azure AD Integration and Azure AD Connect

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard allows you to connect your on-premises domain to Azure Active Directory and Office 365.  Arguably the best feature of this mechanism is similar to the primary benefit provided by Azure AD Connect or DirSync--the ability to sync local passwords into the Microsoft Cloud.* But we need to...
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Manage Office 365 Mailboxes using Directory Synchronization w/o Hybrid Exchange

When you have a hybrid environment configured between Exchange 2010 or 2013 and Office 365, then you will probably have noticed that mailbox creation and management happens on-premises. For example, to create a new mailbox, you would initiate this process from the local Exchange server instead of the Office 365...
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