Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Working with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployments always presents a challenge of Active Directory Domain Services: namely, what to do for the AD services in the cloud. To date, we have had a few options each of which required running Domain Controllers in the cloud, with the additional maintenance…

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Sync Mobile Phone from Azure Active Directory to SharePoint Online using PowerShell

Nearly every organization needs a People Search / Employee Directory, and the usefulness of these applications is directly proportional to the data available for search and display. In SharePoint Online and Office 365, the synchronization of values from Azure Active Directory (AAD) to the SharePoint User Profile Service Application (UPA) is…

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Microsoft announces data centres in Canada

Last week, Microsoft announced two data centres coming to Canada - this is HUGE news for Canadian customers that have been considering the cloud but holding off due to data sovereignty concerns. In a relatively short timeframe, this one blocker to adopting Microsoft cloud-based computing will be removed. This, in…

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