Office 365 Tips: Addressing Shadow Tenant Errors

When adding a domain to your Office 365 tenant, you may run into the following error. “Sorry, you can't add domain.com here because it's already in use” This may be due to the fact that someone in your company signed up for a PowerBI trial with their company email address. We see this a lot…

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Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This is a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V servers as well. Install one AD FS and one AD FS Proxy on one Hyper-V host and the other…

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PowerShell Basics: List and Export Admin Roles Assigned to Office 365 Users

One questions I frequently get asked: ”How do I list all the users that have global admin access to my tenant?” The information is viewable in the Office 365 Admin portal, by filtering the users by role. That way works for some clients, but other need the data to be exported and kept for compliance…


Step-By-Step: Setup and Enablement of Office 365 Message Encryption

Office 365 Message Encryption is an online service which is built on Microsoft Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) offering. With Azure RMS set up for an organization, administrators can enable message encryption by defining transport rules that determine the conditions for encryption. A rule can require the encryption of all messages addressed to a specific…


Step-By-Step: Migration of Exchange 2003 Server to Office 365

While most of the focus happening this week was centered around end of support for Windows XP, many IT professionals also had Microsoft Exchange 2003 top of mind as it too had official support end on April 8th. Those currently running Exchange 2003 do have Office 365 as an option and preparation around a cut over migration…

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