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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Identity Management Challenges When Moving SharePoint to the Cloud

Thanks to everyone that RSVP'ed and everyone that made it out to our first Dallas SharePoint Meetup group!  As mentioned in the meetup site, we had to move the meeting from January 20th to January 26th to avoid a conflict with the DFW SharePoint User Group meeting.  I highly encourage everyone to attend those meetings as well as they bring in some great speakers!

The presentation I gave focussed on managing identities in an environment where collaboration platforms like SharePoint have been moved from on premise servers to cloud environments like Office365.  It also discussed how identity synchronization can be a solution to solving some of those challenges and provided a live demonstration of setting up a Directory Synchronization server and synchronizing those identities in real-time..

The presentation, which contains lots of screen shots of the live demonstration, can be found here:

Please reach out if you have any questions at all.

The following questions were raised during the meetup, which I'm still looking for some information on and hope to provide some answers for at the next meetup (at the latest):
  • Which protocol does Microsoft DirSync use to transfer identities from on premise Active Directory to Office 365?
  • What are some of the best practices for managing identities when developing an extranet within Office 365?
I do hope everyone had a great time and learned something. 

Hope to see everyone again at our February meetup.