Deploying Office Pro Plus without admin rights

There are many ways to install Office Pro Plus to your client base. You can let the user install it from the web, push it out via SCCM or Intune or simply provide the user with an installation package. However, every now and then you come across some special requirements where security is tight and some options are not available for various reasons. In this post I show you how to deploy Office Pro Plus to client machines where users do not have administrative access.… [Keep reading] “Deploying Office Pro Plus without admin rights”

A history of DirSync and the new Azure AD Sync Services tool

Microsoft’s new Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services tool (AADSync) was released to General Availability last month on the 16th of September. Microsoft calls it the new “one sync service to rule them all”, enabling support for Multi-Forest synchronizations and AD attribute filtering, amongst other features that were previously only possible with a licensed version of Forefront Identity Manager (FIM).

With the latest release, I found this to be a perfect time to reflect on how DirSync has developed over the last few years, to look at what’s possible with the new tool and what we can expect in AADSync vNext.… [Keep reading] “A history of DirSync and the new Azure AD Sync Services tool”