Changing an AAD (Office 365) cloud user to a synced one

Recently I found myself in need of repairing an Office 365 tenant where users were first created online only, aka ‘Cloud Users’, and then needed to become a user managed in an on premise Active Directory synced with AD Connect, aka ‘Synced Users‘,  hence giving that user access to the services (mail, OneDrive for Business, …) of that cloud …

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Azure AD – sourceAnchor you say?

We all know Azure AD as a home for our user and group objects, sourcing from on-premises directories.  To match an on-premises user to a synchronized user, a “relationship” is needed, this is referred to as the sourceAnchor. The sourceAnchor attribute helps Azure AD Connect (the Synchronization Engine) to perform a hard match between on-premises objects …

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