Who is linked to whom in your spider web of mailbox permissions. Migration batch permissions analysis.

You’re going to migrate mailboxes from Exchange 2010, 2013 and/or 2016 to Office 365.  You know you have many mailbox permission threads between delegates, delegators, shared mailboxes and users.  How can you gather all those permission threads and determine who to migrate with whom to keep those permissions together?  What do you do when the…


Easily Multi thread Powershell commands and scripts

Update: Accidentally deleted the gallery post and couldn’t get it back. Attaching the script to this post itself. invokeallV2.5.renametoPS1 Rename the file to .ps1 to use it on the PS window I want to share this script, I wrote for my customer few months back. This one is special as it is my first script…


Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2020

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes for 2020, especially those that may require admin action, into a single reference. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where…


Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2018

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes for 2018, especially those that may require admin action, into a single reference. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where…


Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

Several weeks ago, we enabled a new Office 365 feature to some tenants where the removal of the Exchange License didn’t immediately mail disable the user and disconnected the mailbox. The new behavior then required to manually (via RPS – remote PowerShell) go and run through EXO RPS the Disable-Mailbox -PermanentlyDisable cmdlet to achieve the…


Introducing the Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard

For up-to-date information on Hybrid Configuration Wizard steps, please see Microsoft Docs. The Exchange hybrid team has been working hard over the past year getting the 3rd version of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) ready. This new version is called the Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard. This article tells you what’s new and shows…


The Hybrid Free Busy Troubleshooter Now Available

Hybrid Free/Busy troubleshooter As customers move their organization into the Cloud or choose to coexist, there is a need to ensure that some of the basic functionalities users have grown accustomed to, continue to work. While some of you will move all of the users in a cutover fashion which reduces complexity, others will choose…


Outlook Web App in SharePoint Online

Many SharePoint Online customers would like to be able to see Exchange Online data on their SharePoint Online pages (e.g  their inbox or their calendar). First thought would be to use the built-in Outlook Web App Web Parts. However – if you read the “Outlook Web App Web Parts” paragraph in the Exchange Online Service…


A couple of tips for setting up Shared Mailboxes (updated)

A shared mailbox is a great way to implement department mailboxes, shared calendars and lots of other things. On the web you’ll find several detailed step-by-steps for setting up shared mailboxes: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_cloud/archive/2011/11/18/set-up-shared-mailboxes-in-office-365.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/12/07/set-up-a-shared-mailbox-in-office-365.aspx http://help.outlook.com/en-us/beta/ee441202.aspx?sl=1 Update March 26th 2012 – new GUI based tool for creating Shared Mailbox – link Before you go through those steps you should…