Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Active Directory Federation Services
message that the domain is ready to work with the Office 365 services you selected.
The domain status will then be changed to Active instead of Setup in progress.
Figure 3-12 DNS settings for services that are associated to a verified domain.
Note
Choosing to specify SharePoint Online as a service associated to your domain
name provides you the capability to host a public-facing website. However, a
public-facing SharePoint Online website is currently not intended to be a full-featured
web content management solution. If you do choose to use a public-facing site,
and also want to use Exchange Online and Lync Online, you will need to first
associate Exchange and Lync. Save the changes and configure your DNS for Exchange
Online and Lync Online, then come back to specify SharePoint Online as a service
to associate with the domain name.
Active Directory Federation Services
AD FS is a role in Windows Server. The most prominent and primary reason to use AD FS
with Office 365 is that it allows an AD user to seamlessly access Office 365 without having
to re-supply her credentials again. As mentioned earlier, this ability is often referred to as
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