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How do we keep domain and office 365 hosted exchange  passwords in sync with sbs 2011 standard?

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Sorry if this seems so ignorant.

A couple different companies are moving to office 365 for hosted exchange from their sbs 2011 standard network (We'll keep the server around for file sharing for now).  Each location has about 15 users.

I know from dealing with SBS essentials that it keeps the domain passwords in sync with the office 365 hosted exchange passwords.

There's a DIrSync tool I walked through in office 365 admin and it dissuades you from doing that for less than 50 users.

a) do you agree that there's no need / not wanted to keep the office 365 password in sync with the inhouse domain computer login password?
b) If you don't agree, with SBS 2011 standard, what are the options to be able to keep them in sync?  I thin k I saw something about azure active directory.  is that the only way?
c) If Azure AD is needed, what's the cost?  That's a different interface, exprience than office 365?  Is pricing like office 365 (a flat amount per month) or does it depend on usage - number of accesses, etc?

there;s likely loads of more questions I have once I get pointed in the right direction.,
Saif Shaikh
Server engineer

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