Tag Archives: Office 365

DirSync and Azure AD Sync end-of-support

Although Azure AD Connect has been released for some time, both DirSync and Azure AD Sync are still supported for performing synchronization from an on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD/Office 365 – although Azure AD Connect is definitely the recommended solution. Microsoft recently announced that DirSync and Azure AD Sync are now deprecated and both… Read More »

How to resolve OFFCAT “must be installed with elevated permissions on Windows Server” error

During a recent Office 365 troubleshooting scenario I needed to install the Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OFFCAT), but noticed that OFFCAT cannot be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 using the default installation process. In this case OFFCAT throws the following error: The cause of issue is User Account Control that does not grant… Read More »

Azure AD Connect incremented to 1.1.119.0

Although the binaries was released prematurely a couple of days ago, the most recent version of Azure AD Connect, version 1.1.119.0, has just been officially released. Among the fixes is a check to ensure Azure AD Connect with password synchronization only accepts supported platforms, which is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or newer. The remaining… Read More »

Microsoft upgrades Azure AD Connect to 1.1.110.0

If you experience issues when performing in-place upgrades of Azure AD Connect from previous releases, or discover that the synchronization scheduler does not work as expected, these issues can be caused by issues in version 1.1.105.0. Fortunately, these issues have now been fixed in the recent 1.1.110.0 release of Azure AD Connect. Full set of… Read More »

Office 365 introduces different update cycles for Office 2016 apps

Based on the Office 2016 update model, that Microsoft released last year, Office 365 is now introducing the option to control how often updates are introduced to the Office 365 Client apps. Note that the ability to change the update channel only applies to 2016 editions of Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Project Pro… Read More »

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.105.0 released

A new version of Azure AD Connect has just been released; 2016 February, build 1.1.105.0 This version introduces a series of new and highly sought out features, including the option to configure Domain and OU filtering during the installation wizard process, an automatic upgrade feature (only for Express configuration), and a reduction of the default… Read More »

How to resolve slow Outlook 2016 Autodiscover with Office 365

As the use of Office 2016 has started to gain momentum, a number of organizations have experienced cases where Outlook 2016 take extraordinary long time to setup a new profile with a hosted Exchange 2010/2013 solution, like Exchange Online. The situation is furthermore complicated when the option to manually enter the Exchange server settings is… Read More »

How to install and configure Web Application Proxy for ADFS

The Web Application Proxy (WAP) is a role service of the Remote Access server role in Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the primary roles of the WAP is to performs pre-authenticates access to web applications using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), and in this capacity the WAP functions as an AD FS proxy.… Read More »

Yammer identity integration with Office 365 now released

Yammer identities and the profile updates have been decoupled from the identity management and synchronization in the other Office 365 services, and setting up synchronization of identities to Yammer has required deploying and configuring the Yammer Directory Synchronization (DSync), a separate tool from the Azure AD Sync/Azure AD Connect used for Office 365. After the… Read More »

Microsoft Cloud services expanding in Europe

Microsoft has announced that they are preparing an expansion of the Microsoft Cloud from the existing two datacenters in Ireland and the Netherlands, with an additional regional datacenter in the United Kingdom. Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services is expected to be generally available from the new datacenter in last part of 2016. The Dynamics… Read More »