Hybrid Deployment. ADFS or DirSync with Password Sync?

Hybrid deployment between Exchange on premises and Office 365 is where features like free busy information and calendar sharing, mail tips and message tracking work seamlessly between mailboxes on premises and those in the cloud.

Both systems share the same Global Address List, both can be managed from the Exchange Management Console or Admin Center, and you have the ability to move mailboxes between premises and the cloud.

In the simplest terms you are not fully on premises or fully in the cloud, you have a hybrid system somewhere between the two.

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Error ID 1002 Source ID 243 in Lync Online or Office 365

After subscribing to Lync Online as part of Office 365, I recently experienced the error ID 1002 (source ID 243) when trying to contact an external contact. As error’s go, it’s not very useful, friendly or descriptive.

My Office 365 Enterprise E1 plan comes with Exchange, SharePoint and Lync Online.

I’ve used Lync before, and I’m pleased to get it back. It’s pretty useful when you get used to it. Continue reading