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My company is currently using Azure and we'd like to add Office 365 Enterprise ASAP. I haven't found any documentation detailing how to directly sync O365's AD with that of Azure; all docs assume you have a local AD that will manage your cloud tenants. We'd like to avoid having any onsite servers -- including AD. Is it even possible? What are my options? Documentation?
"Create a Windows Azure AD tenant by signing up for a service as an organization" and to use this same organization account to register for O365. There seems to be some limitations tied to individual accounts.
By doing this, it appears, Azure shares its instance of AD with Office365.
For the time being, a solid official answer about the question and documents about using Windows Azure with Office 365 has not been released.
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