Access your documents, email & calendars anytime, anywhere, using any device with Office in the Cloud


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Office in the Cloud

Office in the cloud just gets better and better.  With Office 365 each user can install Office on all of their devices.  PCs, Laptops, Tablets and even iPads.  Whether you are at your desk or using your phone or tablet, you can get access to your documents, email and calendars, shared and personal files and even your online meetings.  All of this can really improve your users IT experience but only if you show your users how to get the most out of their new Office.

At Codec we know how to migrate users to the cloud.  We know how to train you and your users to get the most out of Office 365.  Let us show you how to grab your users attention.

Sign-on Options for Office 365

Office365 has three sign-on options and choosing the right one is important.  Codec will show you how to choose the right one for you.


We like to take the simplest approach to identify the model for your business.  Our consultants will explain the benefits of each model.


Cloud Identity. In this model a user is created and managed in Office 365 and stored in Azure Active Directory, and the password is verified by Azure Active Directory. Azure Active Directory is the cloud directory that is used by Office 365. There is no equivalent user account on-premises, and there is nothing that needs to be configured to use this other than to create users in the Office 365 admin center.


Synchronized Identity. In this model the user identity is managed in an on-premises server and the accounts and password hashes are synchronized to the cloud. The user enters the same password on-premises as they do in the cloud, and at sign-in the password is verified by Azure Active Directory. This model uses the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync Tool (DirSync).


Federated Identity. This model requires a synchronized identity but with one change to that model: the user password is verified by the on-premises identity provider. This means that the password hash does not need to be synchronized to Azure Active Directory. This model uses Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) or a third- party identity provider.