New version of Google Apps Directory Sync now available

Release 1.6.20 of Google Apps Directory Sync includes new fields for user profiles and shared contacts, plus separate display names for groups.

Additional Profile and Shared Contacts Attributes:
– New fields are available when synchronizing user profiles and shared contacts. Specify these new attributes in the directory sync utility in Release 1.6.20 using the Configuration Manager, in the LDAP User Profiles Attributes and LDAP Shared Contacts Attributes screen.

New attributes include:
– Assistant’s DN: An LDAP attribute containing the LDAP Distinguished Name of the user’s or contact’s assistant.
– Manager’s DN: An LDAP attribute containing the LDAP Distinguished Name of the user’s or contact’s direct manager.
– Assistant’s Phone Number: An LDAP attribute containing the phone number of the user’s or contact’s assistant.
– Work Address: A set of LDAP attributes containing structured elements of the user’s or contact’s primary work address. All these attributes are combined to form the primary work address.
– Notes: An LDAP attribute containing the notes associated with the User or Contact.

Additional Group Attribute:
– Groups Display Name Attribute
When setting up group synchronization rules, you can now specify an LDAP attribute that contains the display name of the group, which can be distinct from the group email address.
Specify a group display name in the directory sync utility in Release 1.6.20 using the Configuration Manager, in the Group Search Rules edit screen.

Release 1.6.19 of Google Apps Directory Sync now available

Release 1.6.19 of the Google Apps Directory Sync tool is now available for download. It now includes support for alias exclusion. If you have Google Apps users who should not be deleted, moved or modified during synchronization, you can specify those users as match rules on alias email address. Match rules include exact match, regular expressions based match and substring match. To start using it, set up user alias rules in the Google Apps Directory Sync Configuration Manager, in the section for Google Apps Exclusion Rules.

Newer version for Google Apps Directory Sync tool available

Google recently released version 1.6.18 of Google Apps Directory Sync which includes support for multiple organizational units in Google Apps. This lets you specify how you want to synchronize organizational structures in the General Settings page in Configuration Manager. You can then set up organization synchronization rules and organization mapping in the new Org Unit section of Configuration Manager.