Windows Azure Active Directory Connector Release Candidate Available Now

The DirSync team and the FIM Sync team are pleased to announce that we have released the Release Candidate of the Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) Connector on Connect for pre-release evaluation. This replaces the Office 365 Connector which has earlier been available only through MCS and partner engagements. This new Connector is based on…

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Office 365 Adapter: Deploying Office 365 Single Sign-On using Windows Azure

When Office 365 Education was launched, and the ability to provide seamless single sign-on to the service was realised, a lot of my customers were emailing asking me how they could have all the benefits of ADFS without the infrastructure burden. After all, many education customers, particularly schools, do not have the funds to invest…

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Synchronising passwords with Office 365

I have some exciting news! One of the most popular features of Live@edu, from a “techy” perspective, was the ability to synchronise the passwords from your local AD user accounts into the cloud using the Password Change Notification Service (PCNS). This was a great way to provide a consistent sign-in experience to users since their…

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Alumni Address Book Policy in Office 365 Education

We recently took a look at one of the ways you can address the question of supporting alumni users in Office 365 Education, and I mentioned that you would need to look to the new Office 365 Education in order to provide custom address book policies in order to restrict access to your institution GAL…

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Office 365 Address Book Policies

Good news! In the next round of updates to Office 365 (Exchange Online) we’ll be adding support for address book policies! The Exchange Team have detailed exactly what this means, but the headlines are: It’s an Exchange Online only feature. It is available for enterprise (E) and education (A) plans only. Supports additional Address Lists…

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