O365 Office Analytics

Ever wonder where all your time goes each week?   From an executive standpoint, want to see statistics on where employees are spending most of their time?   Did you know Office365 has an Outlook AddIn for analytics? Access your analytics Website https://microsoft-my.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/me.aspx?v=analytics Requires E3 add on or above (E5), and can be configured by the…


Updates for the new Azure Active Directory V2 PowerShell module

User and group account maintenance is an important part of Office 365 administration. For Office 365 PowerShell, the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell has been available for years. This module contains cmdlets to connect and to manage user accounts, groups, and licenses. More recently, the Azure Active Directory (AD) product team has…


Beginning to Learn Skype For Business?

In my role as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, I often engage with customers and Microsoft Partners from many different backgrounds. The backgrounds are typically based on years of experience with many the Microsoft enterprise products to those with a focus only on Cisco and/or Avaya Voice over IP products. Microsoft Skype for Business…

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Get the new Federated Authentication for Office 365 in Azure Deployment Kit

To assist you in creating the Azure infrastructure and configuring the servers for high-availability federated authentication for Office 365 in this configuration: Use the Federated Authentication for Office 365 in Azure Deployment Kit, a ZIP file in the TechNet Gallery that contains the following files: O365FedAuthInAzure_Figures.vsdx and O365FedAuthInAzure_Figures.pptx – Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerPoint files…


Connect to Office 365 services with multifactor authentication (MFA) and PowerShell

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is an Office 365 security best practice, especially for administrator accounts. The Office 365 portal enforces MFA for accounts that have it enabled, but administrators also use PowerShell to manage Office 365. To connect to Office 365 services with MFA and PowerShell: For the Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant with the Windows Azure…

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Mailbox migration times out when going from Exchange OnPrem to O365

ISSUE: When attempting to migrate an onPrem User mailbox from Exchange 2013 to O365, the following error is generated and the migration fails: The request channel timed out while waiting for a reply after 00:00:00.0012345. Increase the timeout value passed to the call to Request or increase the SendTimeout value on the Binding. The time…

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Mail not routing to on-premise Exchange 2013 environment from O365 with 450 4.7.320 Certificate validation failed error

Issue: User is trying to send email from his O365 Tenant in to the OnPrem Exchange 2013 environment. The email fails with the following reason (as seen in the message tracking logs in O365: Reason: [{LED=450 4.7.320 Certificate validation failed};{MSG=SubjectMismatch};{FQDN=hybrid.domain.com};{IP=###.###.###.###};{LRT=4/14/2017 1:07:17 PM}]. OutboundProxyTargetIP: ###.###.###.###. OutboundProxyTargetHostName: hybrid.domain.com Cause: We found that the certificate it was trying…


Office 365 Connectivity Guidance

It’s been a while since my last blog post, mainly because my online effort has been going into our official guidance around Expressroute. http://aka.ms/tune/ and www.office.com However, one area I felt it would be worthwhile expending some effort on writing up whilst we work on more verbose guidance is, how to connect to your Office…


O365 Cloud Identity – Como se tornar proprietário de domínios públicos no Office 365 através do PowerBI.

Por: Cesar Hara Um dos problemas que podemos enfrentar ao verificar domínios públicos ou também conhecidos como “vanity domains” no Office 365, é que o domínio já está sendo utilizado por outro tenant, neste artigo simularei utilizando o domínio cesarhara.com. Em muitas ocasiões, os clientes não possuem conhecimento sobre este tenant, e como o vanity…