Tag Archives: Directory Synchronization

Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 3: immutable ID

This post is part three of a series of posts focussing on the Azure Active Directory connector.  In part one I introduced the connector, discussing what it is, where and when to use it.  In part two I described a … Continue reading

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Changes to hybrid write-back export attribute flow in FIM-based directory synchronization solutions

Those of you who are implementing multi-forest directory synchronization or advanced directory synchronization using Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 and the Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) Connector should be aware that recent builds of the Windows Azure Active Directory … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 2: multi-forest directory synchronization

This post is part two of several posts focussing on the Azure Active Directory connector.  In part one I introduced the connector.  In this post I will discuss an approach to multi-forest directory synchronisation, focussing on information relevant to the … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 1: when, where and why

As per my earlier post Microsoft shipped the Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) connector at the end of November 2013.  The connector has been around a while, in preview (beta/release candidate) form since the beginning of the summer and has been … Continue reading

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GALSync and DirSync in harmony

It is quite typical to have either a multiple-forest directory synchronisation solution, or a directory synchronisation solution, in an organisation that also performs some type of Global Address List (GAL) synchronisation, a.k.a. GALSYNC.  Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) provides an out-of-box … Continue reading

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