(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Use PowerShell to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… To extend a previous tip on checking domain availability even further, one could use the following PowerShell function to check the domain name availability:   function Test-DomainAvailability {       param(              [Parameter(mandatory=$true)]              [string]$DomainName        )        $descriptions = @{               Unknown   = ‘Domain does not exist in Office 365/Azure AD’               Managed  …

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: How to sync preferred language for Office 365 portal

Today’s Tip… You can set the language for the Office 365 portal for each user when using identity synchronization. Well now this can be controlled by an Administrator and he can make sure that all users get MOP site in their preferred language without the end user having to change language option in this browser….


Top Ten Issues with Active Directory Trusts and Corporate Mergers

Hey Everyone. Randy, Premier Field Engineer, here to discuss some lessons learned from working with a recent merger between two corporations. I don’t have enough time or space to go into the details of this major endeavor, so I am going to talk about this experience with a “Top Ten Countdown” style BLOG POST. I’m…

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Understanding Office365 Security Capabilities

So you want to learn more about the security capabilities and the Secure Productive Enterprise offering in Office 365? You’ve come to the right place! Below is a list of resources that will provide you with a good foundational knowledge of the various advanced security workloads in Office365. Stay tuned as I will update this list…


O365 Migration that completes with warnings due to insufficient rights.

The Problem: With the rise in Hybrid configurations around the world, we are starting to see some regular occurrences of issues around migrating from OnPremises exchange (called OnPrem henceforth) to O365. Perhaps the most common is one where most users migrate fine, but a select few only partially migrate. When you look at the migration logs, they…


Partner Online Technical Training Available at No Cost

Jeff Stoffel   Where do I go to get more information or training on __________ (fill in the blank) is one of the more common questions I hear from partners.  For this reason I always like to highlight upcoming technical training opportunities.  Below is list of upcoming technical trainings designed to boost transformation to the…


How to find Dirsync/AAD Connect Server?

Hello All, I recently ran into an issue where an administrator had left the company, and unfortunately he was the only one to know which server was the dirsync server. Prior to beginning this task of restarting the Dirsync service, we discovered that no one knew which server was running Dirsync. This particular admin had…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Advanced way to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… This is an extension of a previous tip.   Another way to check if domain is available by copying and pasting the following URL string to a web browser: https://login.microsoftonline.com/getuserrealm.srf?login=user@contoso.com&xml=1 Note – Replace the “bolded” part with the domain you want to check. Review the results and really pay attention to the NameSpaceType…


Microsoft StaffHub is Generally Available!

Garrett Bundy Hello Partners!   Do you work with customers that have frontline employees, things like hospitality workers, hotel employees, retail store workers etc?  Well Microsoft has released our StaffHub service as a part of your Office 365 subscription if you have an K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan.   There are an estimated 500-million…