[Azure] – IMPORTANT: Upgrade DirSync and Azure AD Sync to Azure AD Connect
Azure AD Connect is the successor to DirSync and Azure AD Sync and it combines all scenarios these two supported. That said, I wanted to make you aware that DirSync and Azure AD Sync support is ending in a year from now. Azure AD is the recommended way to connect on-premises directory with Office 365 and Azure AD.
- April 13, 2016 -- Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (“DirSync”) and Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync (“Azure AD Sync”) are announced as deprecated.
- April 13, 2017 -- Support ends. Customers will no longer be able to open a support case without upgrading to Azure AD Connect first.
How to transition to Azure AD Connect:
- If you have an existing DirSync server already running: Upgrade from DirSync
- If you are moving from Azure AD Sync: Upgrade from Azure AD Sync