Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync - All you need to know!
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Apr 15, 2023 5:00 AM

Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync - All you need to know!

by HubSite 365 about Peter Rising [MVP]

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In this video we continue to follow the study guide for the new Microsoft MS-102 certification exam (currently in beta).

Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync provides the ability to synchronize on-premises Active Directory users, groups, and contacts to Microsoft Azure Active Directory, allowing organizations to use the same identities across both their on-premises and cloud-based applications. The solution is specifically designed to enable hybrid scenarios, where organizations can keep their on-premises identities synchronized with their cloud identities, without having to manually manage the two separately.

It is also designed to be secure, reliable and easy to maintain, with automated synchronization and health checks to ensure data accuracy and integrity. Finally, it is designed to enable organizations to leverage their existing investments in on-premises identity solutions, reducing the need for additional resources and expense.

In this video we continue to follow the study guide for the new Microsoft MS-102 certification exam (currently in beta). So you can learn M365 and study for a new certification all at the same time!

Important note: This series is not a complete guide to the MS-102 exam guide. Links to further relevant reading are included with each video.

Here we talk about and demonstrate the process for configuring Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync to synchronize your Active Directory objects to your Microsoft 365 tenant. This is a more lightweight option than the full Azure AD Connect. In this video, you will learn how to:

  • Disable Azure AD Connect and directory sync with PowerShell
  • Configure Azure AD Connect Cloud sync
  • Download and install a lightweight agent
  • Provision a users AD account to Azure AD on demand

When you have completed these steps, you will understand how to manage synchronization between Active Directory and Azure AD using Cloud Sync rather than full Azure AD Connect.

Additional resources:

Turn off directory synchronization for Microsoft 365:

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mic]...

Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync: How to do on-demand provisioning:

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka5vNl9iSew]

What is Cloud sync:

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/cloud-sync/what-is-cloud-sync]

Migrate to Azure AD Connect cloud sync for an existing synced AD forest:

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/cloud-sync/tutorial-pilot-aadc-aadccp?source=recommendations]

Install the Azure AD Connect provisioning agent:

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/cloud-sync/how-to-install?source=recommendations]

Study guide for Exam MS-102:

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/cer]...

Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator (beta):

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cer]...