Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 and on-premises content is important for the safety of your company information, but can cause issues for your users. In this course, Implement and Manage Identities Using Azure AD Connect for Office 365, you’ll explore how to provide users access to content in Office 365 and on-premises using a secure authentication method, while avoiding the need to maintain multiple sets of credentials. First, you’ll learn about the steps and tools needed to prepare your on-premises Active Directory configuration for synchronization with Office 365’s Azure AD using Azure AD Connect. In the process, you’ll become familiar with the planning, hardware, and software requirements of Azure AD Connect, along with the steps necessary to install it. Next, you’ll learn about the different components associated with it, how to configure filtering of objects being synchronized between the two locations, and the types of synchronization and authentication methods that can be configured. Finally, you’ll take a test drive of the Azure AD Admin console and learn about the associated PowerShell commands used to create and configure users, groups, and synchronization methods using both configuration and management options. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to choose the best tool for the job when managing the synchronization of your Active Directory objects.
Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. Brian's publications include SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out, and he is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, and Microsoft Ignite.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is Brian Alderman, and welcome to my course, Implement and Manage Identities Using Azure AD Connect for Office 365. I'm a Microsoft MVP, MCT, author of several books, an international conference speaker, and a consultant for my company called MicroTech Point. Now providing users access to contents stored in Office 365 and on-premises is not an unusual deployment, but in this course you're going to discover how to minimize the burden on your users when accessing their content regardless of where it's stored. With the use of the use of the Azure AD Connect tool, you can configure synchronization of the user credentials between the on-premises AD and the Office 365's Azure AD. With this synchronization, they'll be able to quickly access their content either by using the same sign-on or single sign-on. This course is going to provide an understanding of the components of the Azure AD Connect tool and the steps necessary to prepare for, install, and configure Active Directory synchronization using Azure AD Connect. Some of the major topics that we're going to cover include the considerations on preparing your on-prem AD environment for this synchronization. We'll talk about the Azure AD Connect tool requirements and installation steps. And then we'll also look at managing your Azure AD users and your groups and the synchronization using both the Azure Active Directory Admin center, as well as PowerShell. By the end of this course, you're going to learn how to clean up and prepare your on-premises Active Directory deployment for synchronization. You'll also learn the Azure AD Connect requirements, components, and installation steps, along with how you can manage your synchronized users from within the Azure AD Admin center. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Office 365 and have an Office 365 tenant and a public-facing on-premises Active Directory domain controller that you can use to perform these Office 365 configuration steps as you learn them. Well I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how Active Directory synchronization works with the Implement and Manage Identities Using Azure AD Connect for Office 365 course here, at Pluralsight.