Synching your AD and setting up SSO with CRM Online

There are several exciting benefits to CRM Online being part of the Office 365 ecosystem, but one of the biggest is the ability to link your company’s Active Directory system to CRM.   This allows you to manage all your users in one place, sign in to CRM Online with your existing credentials (known as…

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Lync Online interoperability with Exchange Server

Lync Online supports presence interoperability with an on-premises deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. The Lync Online service provides presence updates based on calendar information and Out of Office details that appear in Lync 2010 (see Lync Online Service Description for more). The presence information in Outlook is provided via the Lync…

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Identify Yourself - One or Two Passwords?

To be allowed into Office 365 a user needs to be authenticated. Authentication means verifying that the user is who he/she claims to be. Once authenticated we can decide what actions the user is authorized to perform in Office 365. Identity management deals with identifying individuals in a system and controlling access to the resources…

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Understanding implications of turning directory synchronization back on

Many customers began their Office 365 journey populating the online AD (in their Office 365 tenant) using the directory synchronization tool (dirsync). For reasons of their own some customers decide to turn off (deactivate) dirsync after completing the initial sync. A few customers later on re-think and decide to turn dirsync back on (reactivate dirsync). It’s important…

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