Exchange Online with Directory Sync: Fail!

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Updated to be about the newer Azure sync crap.

If you have "no heartbeat" or "No recent password sync" -
Seems every time this dung heap software stops syncing password it is 1 of 2 options:
1. They are having an outage.
2. The sync server needs a reboot.
Just reboot the sync server as a first option and recheck service status on the web side of this abomination.
Here is their article on the same, but trust me, just reboot the sync server:
that is all....

Say you wish to add an alias email to a user in your Exchange Online.
Go ahead, give it a shot, I will wait.....
Ok, you figured it out by now.
   Find the user
   find the property proxyAddresses
   Edit it
   fill in the address in the format:

   If you have multiple, and want one to be primary, add SMTP: (note upper case) to the primary email address.
   Use lower case smtp on the non-primary alternate email addresses that the user should receive.

Oh, yeah.  Now push your sync as you don't want to wait 3 hours:
 cd "C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync"

And type:

Now, simple as pie, verify it worked using:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync\SYNCBUS\Synchronization Service\UIShell\miisclient.exe"

Easy, is it not?

Pretty schweet eh?
Yes, I cursed the same way as you are just now :-)
ADUAC will catch up to some day, just you wait... hardy, har, har...
Thanks to "Tech" at for that one: