Azure AD Connect is based on MIM and looks a lot like MIM - and it would be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that they are the same. But they are not.
Azure AD Connect has been substantially re-engineered and it is vital to understand the differences in order to avoid sub-optimal implementations.
One of the most profound differences is the synchronization model. Not only does Azure AD Connect have declarative rules, it has a totally different mechanism for joining, provisioning and deprovisioning. So, if you want to synchronize objects that will be used to authenticate and authorize users of your cloud resources, you really need to understand how Azure AD Connect works.
In this webinar, Andreas Kjellman (formerly MIM and Azure AD Connect Program Manager for Microsoft), Jimmy Andersson (MVP Enterprise Mobility), Hugh Simpson-Wells (CEO, Oxford Computer Group) and James Cowling (CTO, Oxford Computer Group):
- Discussed the differences between Azure AD Connect and MIM - synchronization, configuration, automatic updates, reverse join, soft join, sticky join etc - and why they matter.
- Answered general questions about Azure AD Connect and MIM.
If you're interested in transferring your MIM skills to Azure AD Connect, or if you want to learn more about how to optimise your Azure AD Connect implementation, you'll want to view this webinar recording.
Andreas Kjellman, Hugh Simpson-Wells, Jimmy Andersson, and James Cowling