Office 365/Hosted Mailbox/Sync passwords with AD

Hello all,

We are starting to do more and more larger transitions to Office 365/Hosted Mailbox from in-house Exchange.

We are unclear as to one aspect of this, specifically syncing passwords with the AD in the office.

We have done a lot of reading on this (Azure, syncs, etc.) but we are getting the impression that the 'sync' aspect of all of this isn't quite ready yet. We are even reading from some sources that it would just be easier not to tie the two together, and simply manually change the Office 365 password when you change your AD password.

Could I get some feedback, experiences, etc as to how is the best way to sync AD passwords to small to medium (less than 50) users to their hosted mailbox on Office 365?

Thanks.
tnormanAsked:
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
There isn't really a best way, as it's the one and only way :) Using dirsync (or the new AADSync) with password sync is the only option you have for actually syncing the passwords. It's the same process under a different envelope. And it's what's recommended for smaller shops as it requires no additional hardware and is very low maintenance.

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tnormanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your time on this!
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