In this course, you will gain an understanding of how to configure, manage, and monitor the synchronization of user accounts and groups as well as managing passwords and licenses associated with the user.
One of the first, and a primary task, involved with a migration to Microsoft 365 is to migrate your user’s identities to Azure AD to provide access to Microsoft 365. In this course, Managing and Synchronizing Microsoft 365 Azure Identities, you will learn how to experiment with Azure AD Connect. First, you will learn to become familiar with the synchronization process, and how to configure the process. Next, you will discover how management can be completed using PowerShell or a GUI. Finally, you will explore synchronization. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure AD Connect needed synchronize your on-premises identities to Azure AD.
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, Managing and Synchronizing Microsoft 365 Azure Identities. I'm a Microsoft MVP, I'm an MCT, Microsoft Certified Trainer, for 22 consecutive years, so lots of training. I've authored four published books. I'm a speaker at several SharePoint and Office 365 conferences around the world, and I'm a trainer and consultant at my own company called MicroTechPoint. After creating a Microsoft 365 tenant, you will most likely want to synchronize your current on‑premises identities to that tenant. This synchronization can be completed using Azure AD Connect, which is a powerful and versatile tool, which is why it's important to understand the configuration options of Azure AD Connect and how to monitor the health of the Azure AD Connect configurations to ensure both the synchronization and the Azure AD Connect components are functioning correctly. In this course, we are going to introduce and discuss Azure AD Connect synchronization considerations, how to filter the objects being synchronized to Azure AD, how to monitor the Azure AD Connect synchronization operations, and how to use Azure AD Connect agents to monitor AD DS, AD FS, and the synchronization process. By the end of this course, you'll know what Azure AD Connect provides for synchronization of identities, what can be configured to control what objects are actually synchronized, what components are involved when synchronizing the user identities, and how to monitor the health of these components. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with your organization's Microsoft 365 deployment, have a general understanding of Microsoft 365 functionality, and know how the users will be accessing content in Microsoft 365, as well as on‑premises. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Azure AD Connect synchronization with my Managing and Synchronizing Microsoft 365 Azure Identities course, available here at Pluralsight.