Azure Directory Sync Initial Configuration

When you are implementing Windows Intune with SCCM, you always come to the Point, where you got to install Azure Directory Synchronization, otherwise you will need to create your user account manually, and the users have also to manage two Passwords for their user account, one for on-premise and one for the cloud.
Two big questions in this Topic is, what attributes will be synchronized and from which objects?
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SCCM 2012 R2 – Windows 8.1 To Go deployment

Today I would like to tell about my struggles when I tried to implement Windows 8.1 Togo with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2.
First, I would highly recommend to use this TechNet article as starting Point:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj651035.aspx
Let me Point out two hints to this “How to”:
1. Do not forget to set the Task Sequence Variable “SMSTSPreferredAdvertID”! (See TechNet link above)
2. You can really use your normal Task Sequence, but… see my TS Settings for Windows 8.1 Togo below.
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SCCM 2012 R2 – Intune Company Portal App

Make sure that you have updated your Company Portal app to Version 4.0.14264.0 when using Intune with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2. It was released at 18.10.2013 and you will find it here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36060

For signing the app refer to this blog post:
https://blog.hosebei.ch/2013/06/19/sccm-2012-sp1-windows-phone-8-portal-app-and-azure-active-directory-allowed-characters/