Upgrade from 6.4 to 8.1 question about Office365 and UNS

Currently we are in the mist of an upgrade and use Quick Connect to provision our O365 accounts for students while we have Exchange for Staff and Faculty here at our university. The question I want to ask is this:

What is the best way to avoid AzureAD via Synchronization Project to continue to provision our accounts in the cloud? We are not ready to go that direction.

My first thought is to use a PowerShell routine to call the Office365 module and directly provision. Anyone have a better solution?


  • When You will play with this for a while You will discover that latest 8.1.1 sync engine did a good job on this. performance is improved! Doing it with powershell it will be a nightmare as You will get in to trouble with O365 bandwith throtling. Also managing all this with custom powershell scripts!? ... get real!