Monday, September 15, 2014

Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) Reaches General Availability !!!

The new Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) Tool Reaches General Availability today and you can download the tool from Microsoft Download Center, refer the Technical documentation to know more and start using the Tool.

Today is a great day as this long waited tool reached General Availability after its beta days which is going be the next Directory Synchronization tool with advanced robust capabilities replacing DirSync and FIM+AAD Connector requirement for Office 365. Check out my earlier blog post Directory Integration Tools Feature Comparison to know what are the features currently available with this tool and what is going to be added in the mere future. 

Technical Documentation: Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) Technical Documentation

Here comes the Official Announcement from Microsoft, review the Active Directory Team Blog below.

Azure Active Directory Sync is now GA!

*Microsoft team released a new KB Article that addresses a key issues you could encounter when you run the AAD Sync Services Configuration wizard. 

Error: 80070005" when you run the Azure Active Directory Sync Services config wizard

*One more new issue with the workaround.

"Unknown error (0x80005000)" error when you run the Azure Active Directory Sync tool Configuration Wizard

*Get to know how to perform a Manual sync with AAD Sync Tool.

AADSync: Forcing/Manual Syncs

*Review the below Excellent Walk-through post from MVP Jesper Stahle on implementing AADSync and synchronize objects in a Multi-forest environment to Azure AD and also a quick preview on its Attribute filtering feature.

Hands on with AADSync (RTM) – a Guide to Multi-Forest AD Synchronization and Attribute Filtering

As usual deploy this Tool in your lab Environment before you head for production,  Watch out this space for more updates ...

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