After you have done your homework and picked a cloud platform, one of the first use cases I recommend investigating for your business is Directory Services. If you’ve been a traditional Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Customers, I recommend looking into the New Azure Active Directory service. Extending AD into Azure opens numerous possibilities for SaaS, Mobile and LoB integration and is the foundation of a true cloud architecture. Microsoft just released new features this week with Azure Active Directory Sync Beta 2. Enterprise customers will appreciate the support for Selective sync, improved password reset & exchange hybrid support.
Beta 2 Features:
- Selective synchronization which enables you to only sync attributes required for the services you want to enable.
- AD password reset with multi-forests.
- Exchange hybrid deployment in multi-forests environments which enables you to have mailboxes in Office 365 as well as in your on-premises exchange.
You’ll find more information on the Active Directory Blog