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Azure Active Directory Sync

Updated: July 22, 2015


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There is a new product called “Azure Active Directory Connect” that replaces AADSync and DirSync.
Azure AD Connect incorporates the components and functionality previously released as Dirsync and AAD Sync.
At some point in the future, support for Dirsync and AAD Sync will end.
These tools are no longer being updated individually with feature improvements, and all future improvements will be included in updates to Azure AD Connect.

For the most recent information about Azure Active Directory Connect, see Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory Sync is the new synchronization service that will allow customers to do the following:

  • Synchronize multi-forest Active Directory environments without needing the complete feature set of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2.

  • Advanced provisioning, mapping and filtering rules for objects and attributes, including support for syncing a very minimal set of user attributes (only 7!)

  • Configuring multiple on-premises Exchange organizations to map to a single Azure Active Directory tenant

The objective of this page is to provide you with links to the related resources that enable you to learn more about Azure AD Sync.


  • Downloads

  • Technical Concepts

  • Operational Tasks

  • Technical Reference


Technical Concepts

Operational Tasks

Technical Reference

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Azure Active Directory Release Notes