Understanding AAD Connect Options

  • AAD Connect cloud sync is a new model for synchronizing complex Active Directory organizations into AAD.
  • The new approach will make the most sense for large organizations looking to onboard small, freestanding subsidiaries into their AAD tenancy.
  • The model offers increased performance, reliability, and integrity checks but currently has technical limitations.
  • The two sync models can be used concurrently, but cloud sync is likely to replace the original model in time.

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