Five Things you should know about using DirSync with Password Sync

In version 1.0.6385.12 of the Windows Azure Directory Synchronization tool (or DirSync for short) Microsoft introduced the ability for administrators to synchronize password(hashe)s to Azure Active Directory. I’ve blogged about the DirSync tool in the past, when the 32bit tool was deprecated, and today, with the Password Sync functionality, I feel I have good reason … Continue reading "Five Things you should know about using DirSync with Password Sync"

Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 (Poster)

Last week, Microsoft released a poster, detailing identity and authentication for Office 2013 and Office 365. It details the scenario where you would provision accounts in Microsoft's Online Services environment (Scenario 1) and also details the scenario where you would federate your on-premises Active Directory infrastructure with Microsoft's Online Services environment (Scenario 2)

Meet Azure Active Directory: Your Cloud-based Identity Service

Today, Microsoft made Azure Active Directory generally available (GA). This means it is ready for production use. Azure Active Directory enables organizations to provision their users with a single identity that can be used to access applications that are run on Windows Azure, run by 3rd party cloud-based vendors and/or within their own datacenters.

64bit Directory Synchronization Tool is here

When you, as an organization, are looking at Microsoft’s Office 365 you will be faced with a choice in identity management. You can use online accounts, synchronize accounts between your on-premise infrastructure and Office 365 and you can synchronize and top that with Federation, allowing your users to use one set of credentials both on-premises … Continue reading "64bit Directory Synchronization Tool is here"