Office 365 – Office 365 DirSync will be replaced with Azure AD Connect

Microsoft has announced that Azure AD Connect, the new tool to synchronize On Premises Active Directory directories will replace in a very near future the current DirSync tool for Office 365.

As you may be aware, since few months we now have different synchronization tools for Office 365 and Azure Active Directory:

  • Office 365 DirSync, the “old” synchronization tool initially used for Office 365 with single AD Forest
  • Azure AD Connect, the younger one which support the same than DirSync PLUS multi AD Forest, attributes selection…

Since yesterday, a new version of the Azure AD Connect has been available in a public preview which combines both DirSync and Azure AD Connect features.

Read the announcement here http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/12/15/azure-ad-connect-one-simple-fast-lightweight-tool-to-connect-active-directory-and-azure-active-directory.aspx

Download the preview here http://connect.microsoft.com/site1164/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=53949

Enjoy

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