"That's one small connector, one giant leap for Quick Connect story"

I am glad to announce that at the end of this year the Quick Connect family has expanded with the Microsoft Office 365 connector. This connector has become a part of the Quick Connect for Cloud Services 3.1. It supports out of the box two way synchronization of the following objects types:

  • Office 365 User
  • Office 365 Group
  • Office 365 Contact

The important point is that using the Microsoft Office 365 connector, you can do the following:

  • Manage Microsoft Office 365 license per user
  • Define a scope in source AD domain and synchronize only users in this scope with your Office 365 instance
  • Synchronize your Office 365 instance with different AD domain
  • Control the rules used to synchronize attributes between Office 365 instance and AD domain
  • Sync password from different AD domains to one Office 365 instance

In addition, this connector allows reading the following information from the Microsoft Office 365:

  • List of active domains in Office 365
  • The number of assigned licenses in Office 365
  • The number of expired licenses in Office 365
  • The name of the Office 365 license plan currently in use
  • The number of valid licenses in Office 365

Together with Office 365 connector, the Office 365 Add-on for ActiveRoles Server is redistributed. This Add-On expands the ActiveRoles Server with a set of virtual attributes, ActiveRoles Server Policies and Access Templates that used to cover the recipient management in the Office 365 instance. To configure this solution, you should use the Add-on application page in the ActiveRoles Server console. On this page you should provide the name of the server, where the Quick Connect installed and information about your Microsoft Office 365 instance. After that the Add-On will automatically configure the synchronization workflow in Quick Connect (connections, provisioning/updating and deprovisioning steps, mapping rules). And you must be sure that all process in the ActiveRoles Server like audit, approval rules, delegation and etc. are applicable to the recipient management.

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