I’ve made a quick video guide on how to set-up Azure Connect (DirSync) to sync with Office 365. It’s done using a simple demo environment and I suspect that you may find complications and other errors when trying this out in a production live environment. Hopefully this is of use to you (even if it just makes it seem less scary!). I will try to get chance to write up this blog post in more detail rather than just the video at some point in the future.
When troubleshooting DirSync issues with Office 365, it is sometimes difficult to know if the DirSync successfully applied to Office 365.
There is a quick way to check this and it provides the data for when the update last took place. First you will need to make sure that you have installed the Azure AD Module for PowerShell, you can download from here.
When this has installed, run Connect-MsolService to connect to the Office 365 tenancy, this should be a global administrator account.
Then run Get-MsolCompanyInformation to get the tenancy information which includes the last dirsync time and last password sync