As your organization has expanded to the cloud, you’ve surely become painfully aware that it’s practically impossible to run Office 365 or Azure Active Directory (AD) without creating some cloud-only objects, such as Office 365 groups or Azure B2C user accounts.
And since Azure AD Connect synchronization is, in most cases, one way, from on-premises AD to Azure AD, those cloud-only objects are not covered by your on-premises backup and recovery tools. Moreover, the native option – undeleting cloud objects from the Azure AD Recycle Bin – is sorely limited. As a result, you’re left with a critical gap in your enterprise data recovery strategy.
In this white paper we’ll review how a hybrid AD environment works, explain the types and purposes of cloud-only objects and attributes, and discuss the limitations of native tools for recovering them.