So, I've been working with ADSync for awhile now and took a little bit of a hiatus from the field, but upon returning it seems there are some features missing from AD Connect that used to work without issue.
First and foremost, I'm very aware that User Writeback has been removed as a feature, but in the last year I've setup at least 3 different clients wherein User Writeback would have been incredibly handy. Why was this removed? It was originally stated that it was going to be a temporary removal, do we know when we are going to see User Writeback as a feature for AD Connect again?
Second, what happened to being able to create Aliases in O365 and write the proxyAddress back to Local AD? This was a feature that was available at one point and time. I believe I have a few clients left that still have that feature available to their systems, but it seems newer setups are missing this feature even if they have exchange hybrid environments. Am I missing something key? Did I misconfigure a setting somewhere or is this no longer available due to the disabled User Writeback feature.
My concern on these topics is that I have a couple environments where the clients would like to be able to manage most things through Azure AD but also wish to maintain an on-prem environment for device management and Group Policy.