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(2015-06-29) Azure AD Connect Has RTM’ed

Posted by Jorge on 2015-06-29


Azure AD Connect allows you to quickly onboard to Azure AD and Office 365. The Azure AD Connect wizard is the single tool and guided experience for connecting your on premises identity infrastructure to the cloud.  Choose your topology and needs (single or multiple directories, password sync or federation), and the wizard will deploy and configure all components required to get your connection up and running including sync services, AD FS, and the Azure AD PowerShell module.

Azure AD Connect encompasses functionality that was previously released as Dirsync and AAD Sync.  These tools will no longer be released individually.  All future improvements will be included in updates to Azure AD Connect, so that you always know where to get the most current functionality.

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Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure AD makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources. With this integration users and organizations can take advantage of the following:

  • Organizations can provide users with a common hybrid identity across on-premises or cloud-based services leveraging Windows Server Active Directory and then connecting to Azure Active Directory.
  • Administrators can provide conditional access based on application resource, device and user identity, network location and multifactor authentication.
  • Users can leverage their common identity through accounts in Azure AD to Office 365, Intune, SaaS apps and third-party applications.
  • Developers can build applications that leverage the common identity model, integrating applications into Active Directory on-premises or Azure for cloud-based applications

Azure AD Connect makes this integration easy and simplifies the management of your on-premises and cloud identity infrastructure.

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Cheers,
Jorge
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