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Azure AD Connect Hybrid writeback & permissions

Posted by Michael Van Horenbeeck MVP, MCSM on Mar 21, 2017 1:08:52 PM

In the world of hybrid headaches, directory synchronization is the root of all evil. While there's nothing wrong with using directory synchronization (I'm a big fan), most of the issues and questions I encounter when dealing with hybrid issues are a direct result of not understanding directory synchronization and how the process works. 

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Topics: Azure active directory

Explaining Conditional Access and Azure Pass-Through Authentication

Posted by Jeff Guillet MVP, MCSM on Jan 3, 2017 3:51:33 PM

I recently wrote an article about the new Azure AD pass-through authentication feature introduced in the latest version of Azure Active Directory Connect (build 1.1.371.0).
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Topics: Azure active directory, azure ad, azure active directory premium, Azure pass-through authentication

Our Top Exchange & Office 365 Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by ENow Software on Dec 20, 2016 9:35:16 AM

Another year, another slew of exciting Exchange and Office 365-related news. To give you a glance at top events, insights and conversations of 2016, we've compiled a list of our favorite blog posts of the year. Browse through these posts, and let us know others you'd add to the list!

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Topics: exchange online, Office 365, Exchange, Azure, ADFS, Office 365 groups, Azure active directory

Introducing Microsoft Teams

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Nov 7, 2016 9:19:02 AM

On November 2 Microsoft introduced “Microsoft Teams,” a new collaboration suite within Office 365. Office 365 already has several different “collaboration” tools available, so what’s new about Teams and why do you need another way to collaborate?

In this blog post, I’m going to break down what I know about Teams so far by addressing common questions and what the future holds for Teams and other collaboration tools in and out of Office 365.

What is “Microsoft Teams”?

Teams is a team-based collaboration tool that is part of Office 365. Teams puts pre-existing Office 365 services into one package that enables corporate teams to work together in a new way.

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Topics: Office 365, Powershell, Microsoft, Office 365 groups, Azure active directory

Finding Real World Value in Azure Active Directory Premium

Posted by Justin Harris MVP, MCSM, MCM on Jul 27, 2016 6:21:38 AM

When you think about the value proposition for Azure Active Directory Premium, most of the features that are front and center revolve around self-service password reset, multi-factor authentication (MFA), SSO for SaaS-based applications, and enhanced reporting. These features are certainly all great examples of how the value of Azure Active Directory Premium can be demonstrated within the enterprise.

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Topics: Office 365, Azure active directory, azure active directory premium, azure ad application proxy

Meet the Azure AD PowerShell Module

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Jul 11, 2016 2:30:27 PM

Without any big announcements, a preview version of the Azure AD PowerShell module was released last week. In this article, we will go over the release in a bit more detail and cover some of the changes in comparison with the MSOnline module.

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Topics: Powershell, Azure, Azure active directory, azure ad, Azure AD PowerShell Module

AAD Connect Advanced Deployments and Troubleshooting

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Apr 18, 2016 4:58:32 PM

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post here covering how to deploy Azure Active Directory Connect 1.1. Due to popular demand, today I'm going to circle back and review some of the advanced configurations of AAD Connect as well as some troubleshooting tips to cover you in case you run into a hitch with your AAD Connect deployment.

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Topics: Active Directory, Azure, AADConnect, Azure active directory, Active Directory deployment

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