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Lync Server Cookbook by António Vargas, Lasse Nordvik Wedø, Alessio Giombini, Fabrizio Volpe

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Deploying Azure Active Directory Synchronization services (AAD Sync) in a Lync resource forest

It is possible to deploy a resource forest using Exchange and Lync in their Online version. For a similar scenario, there is a Forefront Identity Manager Connector for Windows Azure Active Directory (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41166). However, in the past few months, Microsoft has published a new tool, Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync). Quoting the MSDN site http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn790204.aspx, this new synchronization service allows the user to:

"Synchronize multi-forest Active Directory environments without needing the full blown features of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 ...

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