Active Directory and the Cloud
This paper, however, barely touches upon the power of HOAS. It is an incredibly powerful and extendible tool and may be used to implement almost any imaginable custom scenario. In conjunction with HOAS, a custom module may be implemented within HyperOffice, which can receive requests from HOAS or communicate with the HOAS gateway to trigger almost any action within the HyperOffice system. This could be in response to a specific user, or any other defined attribute of a user within AD. In summation, as more and more critical applications make their way into the cloud, organizations need to consider the impact on their Active Directory strategy. Ensuring that a cloud vendor adequately addresses this concern is a critical step in the evaluation process.