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Having an Identity Crisis

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Nicolas Blank

My email address is my identity

In Active Directory on-premises or Azure Active Directory (AAD), used by Office 365, our User Principal Name (UPN) is often the same as our email address. These days, we often log in with our email addresses, which means that whatever we’re “using under the hood” from an authentication point of view is the same as our email address. This convention of making our email address the same as our UPN is common practice and even advocated by Microsoft.

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A Closer Look at Azure AD Connect – Part 4

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Michael Van Horenbeeck MVP, MCSM

Welcome to the fourth part of this article series about Azure AD Connect. In the previous article, I discussed permissions for a custom installation, and we dived a little deeper into the upgrade capabilities. Before jumping into the 'advanced' customization options such the filtering abilities, I wanted to take a look at some of the additional (preview) features that Azure AD Connect offers to date.

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Configuring an Exchange Hybrid Deployment with Office 365 Part 3: Online Services Directory Synchronization Setup

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Thomas Stensitzki

After preparing federation between Office 365 and the on-premise Active Directory and configuring the Office 365 tenant in the previous post, this article describes the installation of the Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization Setup (DirSync).

DirSync is required to synchronize your on-premise accounts and security groups to Office 365.

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Want to learn more about Active Directory?

Active Directory Administration Cookbook, 2nd Edition

In this book, Microsoft MVP & Technical Editor of ENow's Azure & Active Directory Center, Sander Berkouwer will share the intricacies of managing Azure AD, Azure AD Connect as well as Active Directory for administration in the cloud and on Windows Server 2022.