How MIM and Azure AD Connect enable hybrid identity
MIM and Azure AD Connect are as important as ever as cloud enablers. “But wait”, I hear you say, “aren’t these old-fashioned, steam-driven, on-premises server products? Surely some mistake?”
Some organizations have all their IT services in the cloud and some have all their IT on-premises. But most of our customers are hybrid organizations with a requirement to synchronize their on-premises authoritative sources of data (HR systems, Active Directory etc.) with their cloud-based Azure AD data. Make no mistake, MIM and Azure AD Connect are the state of the art.
In this webinar, broadcast live in October 2019, I discussed how MIM and Azure AD Connect enable hybrid identity and addressed questions such as:
- Why are so many organizations installing MIM for the first time as part of their cloud identity strategy?
- Is it really still necessary to have two on-premises synchronisation engines – MIM and Azure AD Connect – to support Office 365 workloads? Why might you still need MIM and Azure AD Connect?
- Does AD FS still have a place alongside Azure AD Connect?
- When will you be able to turn off MIM? When will you be able to turn off Azure AD Connect?
I gave a rapid, practical run down of how and why MIM and Azure AD Connect enable hybrid identity, pluses and minuses, and do’s and don’ts. Watch it now!
Brian, a Senior Systems Engineer in the US, told me:
Thank you for taking the time to present and educate. My team really enjoyed the presentation and found it helpful.
Some interesting questions were asked during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar and, as promised, I have expanded on the answers I gave during the broadcast in this blog.
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