Sources for #AADSync starters

I’ve collected some interesting base resources for getting started with AAD Sync at :

Feel free to comment or suggest other resources to be added.


#AADSync v1.0.0470.1023 released, with new features

Few days ago Microsoft launched a new release of the Azure AD Sync tool.

As mentioned in the AAD Sync Version Release History, this build adds the following features:

  • Password synchronization from multiple on-premise AD to AAD
  • Localized installation UI to all Windows Server languages

Get an overview and comparison for Directory Integration with Azure AD here .

  1. Azure Active Directory Synchronization Tool (DirSync)
  2. Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync)
  3. Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

The download location for AADSync ( has not changed, but has been updated with the new version.


Azure Active Directory Sync is now GA! #FIM2010 #DirSync #AADSync


New Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) has reached general availability.

Here are more details about this – and here is the related documentation.

If you just want to get started, just click here to download AAD Sync.

As discussed on the release blog post:

“AAD Sync capabilities in this release include the following;

  • Active Directory and Exchange multi-forest environments can be extended now to the cloud.
  • Control over which attributes are synchronized based on desired cloud services.
  • Selection of accounts to be synchronized through domains, OUs, etc.
  • Ability to set up the connection to AD with minimal Windows Server AD privileges.
  • Setup synchronization rules by mapping attributes and controlling how the values flow to the cloud.
  • Preview AAD Premium password change and reset to AD on-premises.”

First beta release of #AADSync

The pre-release program of Azure AD Sync on Connect has been updated with the first beta release of AADSync.

The beta release is available on Connect from this link:

Make sure to read the updated installation guide and release notes available on TechNet:

As requested by the PG, please continue to provide feedback through Connect. This allows MS to deliver a high-quality product which is solving your scenarios.

New Azure AD Sync (#AADSync) documentation set launched on #TNWiki

Markus just launched a fresh new set of documents on the new Azure AD Sync (AADSync) tool on TechNet Wiki.

You can find them at this short link:


Check them out and bookmark the short link.

FIM News: the Microsoft Hybrid identity management (#FIM2010)

Today Andreas Kjellman presented an updated FIM roadmap on the FIM Team User group.
Register and keep an eye on, as the recording will be published shortly.

Also just a few days ago the new Hybrid Identity website went live (

The updated website contains the Hybrid Identity White Paper (

Microsoft’s approach to identity spans on-premises and the cloud, creating a single user identity for authentication and authorization to all resources, regardless of location.
Also check the Hybrid Identity Datasheet (

There is a new product “AADSync” to make onboarding to AAD and Office 365 for multi-forest a lot easier. It will also support advanced DirSync scenarios. It is building on FIM2010R2 and DirSync.

The preview is available on Connect. (

Documentation can be found at:

There will be more information later in the year about Preview programs and deeper technical information.

There is more news to come, just keep an eye on the Server & Cloud Blog (

Also note that the new AADSync tool is referred as Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync Services (AADSync), as Windows Azure is rebranded to Microsoft Azure