End of DirSync and AAD Sync Support

Today marks the end of support for the legacy synchronisation tools which are used to connect on-premises Active Directory to Office 365 and Azure AD.  Specifically Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync are the tools which are transitioning out of support at this time.  Note also that version 1.0  of Azure…

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Azure AD Connect Express Install Upgrade – Build 1.1.105.0

In February 2016 a new build of the Azure AD Connect tool was released.  This is build 1.1.105.0.  Multiple features and enhancements were added, and some significant changes were made to Azure AD Connect. The release history of Azure AD Sync and Azure AD Connect is available on azure.microsoft.com.  DirSync is grounded in the years…

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Azure AD Connect Express Install Upgrade – Build 1.0.9131.0

The directory synchronization program managers have been hard at work adding more and more documentation to the Azure repository.  The content is currently being published to azure.microsoft.com.  For example Introducing Azure AD Connect takes us through the identity management steps when connecting to Azure AD. Please note that this post is based on the upgrade…

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PSA – AAD Connect Released Also AAD Connect Health Released

Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) was released today along with Azure Active Directory Connect Health (AAD Connect health).  AAD Connect continues to drive the investments that are made to assist with on-boarding to Microsoft Azure and Office.  The intent is that AAD Connect will replace DirSync and AAD Sync, and add multiple new capabilities. …

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Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) – Beware the Synchronize Now Check Box

After upgrading my labs to Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync), the install completed successfully and I was able to use the new process to manually initiate a full sync cycle.  Excellent!  Since all went swimmingly, I was a little bit surprised a day later to find that newly created objects were not being…

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