Provisioning options for Office 365



  • User Sync and Universal Sync cannot be used with Directory Synchronization, Azure Active Directory Sync, or Azure Active Directory Connect.
  • Once you select User Sync or Universal Sync, you cannot modify your selection back to Profile Sync.
  • Exchange Hybrid is currently not supported.


  Operations supported Provisioning options
Licenses and Roles Management Only Profile Sync User Sync Universal Sync1
Provision Users  
Push licenses and roles Y Y Y Y
Create user N Y Y Y
Deactivate user Y Y Y Y
Edit user directly from within Office 365 Y2 Y N3 N4
Sync profile attributes5  
Sync basic user profile attributes N Y Y Y
Sync limited number of extended attributes in addition to the basic attributes N N Y Y
Sync all extended attributes N N N Y
Sync AD groups and resources6  
Sync security groups N N N Y
Sync contacts N N N Y
Sync distribution lists N N N Y
Sync resource mailboxes N N N Y

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