Get the new Federated Authentication for Office 365 in Azure Deployment Kit

To assist you in creating the Azure infrastructure and configuring the servers for high-availability federated authentication for Office 365 in this configuration: Use the Federated Authentication for Office 365 in Azure Deployment Kit, a ZIP file in the TechNet Gallery that contains the following files: O365FedAuthInAzure_Figures.vsdx and O365FedAuthInAzure_Figures.pptx – Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerPoint files…


New federated authentication for Office 365 Test Lab Guide

Are you planning to deploy federated authentication for Microsoft Office 365? With federated authentication, Office 365 refers the connecting user to a separate identity provider to verify the user’s credentials. Now you can try it out in a consequence-free environment with the new Federated identity for your Office 365 dev/test environment Test Lab Guide (TLG)….


Add Directory Synchronization to your Office 365 dev/test environment

The Create an Office 365 Dev/Test Environment Test Lab Guide describes how to build out the Office 365 dev/test environment: This is a great starting point to gain skills and experience in Office 365, create demos for your departments or customers, or install and test an Office 365 application running on APP1. However, most organizations…


Azure AD Connect – It's the new DirSync

The DirSync tool, which you can use to synchronize your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) with an instance of Azure Active Directory (AD), has been updated with the new Azure AD Connect tool. You typically use the DirSync or Azure AD Connect tools to configure either password synchronization or single sign-on so that…


Closing the loop: New hybrid cloud test environment is published based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the August 2014 SAB Webinar, I presented an idea about creating a new set of Azure-based, hybrid cloud test environments and got your input on their utility, design, and configuration options. I am very pleased to announce that the first topic is now published and has been updated for Azure Resource Manager. Set…


New Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Directory Sync with Office 365

Tony Trivison of the Office Server Solutions team recently published the Test Lab Guide: Set Up a Directory Synchronization Server to Sync Users with Office 365. This new TLG shows you how to set up directory synchronization to an Office 365 Trail Subscription with the Directory Synchronization (or Directory Sync) tool. Here is the configuration…


A new Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack for Microsoft Office Server hybrid solutions

For a "try before you buy" experience when you evaluate Microsoft Office Server (Exchange/Lync/SharePoint) solutions that include Office 365, Microsoft is developing and publishing a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack that you can use to build out and demonstrate Office Server hybrid configurations and solutions. Hybrid is the concurrent use of on-premises Office servers…