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  • Cloud is so popular nowadays that any applications can be put in the cloud, including Active Directory and Exchange.  For those of you who move Active Directory/Exchange to the cloud, what was your main reason and what are the pros/cons that you're experiencing after the implementation?
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:23 PM

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  • Here is good link for you to start from

    Office 365 success stories

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/customer-stories.aspx#fbid=6Y6nfgIPSa-

    http://www.office365advantage.co.uk/clients/successstories/Pages/default.aspx

    The question you asking is very open and I am sure you will get many different responses as not all the eggs in the same basket are the same. The general understanding the cloud services are being more and more popular these days and most of the business starts shifting this direction. At the end of the day major mile stones and drives  are pretty much same, the business needs and requirements will determine if the given solution is acceptable or not. Not all the cases going into cloud is the way to go by the way, and as I said it all depends.

    --ocd


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    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:52 PM
  • For the majority of your work, has Active Directory/Exchange gone to the cloud?
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:56 PM
  • Hi
      AS far as i know, you can move exchange to cloud or purchase host exchange service. 
      You should ask AD question to server forum 
      http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverDS/threads

    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:08 AM
  • I wrote an article a few weeks back on what the cloud means for messaging, you may want to take a look. http://bit.ly/JwEA1p
    Friday, May 4, 2012 1:01 PM
  • Hi

    The organisations that I have worked with on Outlook Live (Office 365/Live@edu) maintain their AD onsite and use a combination of federation and FIM/ILM to keep the identities synchronised.

    As to the merits of using Office 365 over on-premise Exchange - that will depend on a number of factors but ultimately cost will drive this decision for most organisations.

    Steve

    Friday, May 4, 2012 1:30 PM