Everything Azure

A blog by John West of Microsoft

Permissions required by Azure AD Connect

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect-account-summary/… Read more

Scoping by Group with Azure AD Connect

Got pointed to these steps which shows how to leverage a group for filtering via the AD Connect interface. Good stuff. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect-get-started-custom/#sync-filtering-based-on-groups  … Read more

Filtering accounts for Azure AD Connect

Good article that discusses the different type of filtering available. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnectsync-configure-filtering/… Read more

Selective Authentication for SubDomains

This became a pretty hot thread internally and I wanted to make sure I shared the external link which helps with this scenario. http://blog.enowsoftware.com/solutions-engine/using-selective-authentication-per-subdomain-in-office-365  … Read more

How do you sync users with AD Connect when they already exist in the cloud

It is not unusual for a customer to create accounts directly in Azure AD when testing Office 365 and other Azure capabilities. A common question that comes up is how do you change these accounts to be managed by active directory once you establish synchronization. One approach is to use SMTP matching: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641663  … Read more

Multiple Azure Active Directories against a single Forest

I have seen this question popping up and wanted to share the guidance that was recently highlighted. This could occur where you have two organizations in one forest and want to separate that organization from Office 365. Note, from the guidance, only one hybrid exchange environment can be supported, the rest of the organizations will… Read more

Cloud First

It has definitely been awhile since I have posted. During my absence my primary focus has been on helping organizations get System Center Configuration Manager deployed and ensuring successful Windows migrations off of Windows XP. For the last year, I have been slowly moving my focus more to¬†opportunities Azure. This aligns directly with our cloud… Read more