msExchRemoteRecipientType

When dealing with attributes synced to O365 via FIM \ DirSync \ AAD Sync, you will frequently encounter the msExchRemoteRecipient type attribute, previously empty in on-prem Exchange (only msExchRecipientTypeDetails and msExchRecipientDisplayType had values) the msExchRemoteRecipientType will have the following values depending on the object type and how the mailbox and archive were enabled \ moved…

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Testing ADFS Federation with Office 365 without DirSync in place

Sometimes, as you are deploying ADFS, DirSync, Hybrid etc… you might decide that you want to test ADFS with your tenant before you have DirSync in place (maybe you're waiting on a server, or a firewall rule etc..).   This bit of code below allows you to create a cloud user and populate the ImmutableID value…

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Office 365 Exchange Attribute migration between forests

Back in late 2012 / early 2013 I created a number of documents on advanced identity integration with Office 365 using FIM and the Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) Management agent.   That guidance is now available on TechNet Here : https://aka.ms/WAADFIMQuickStart https://aka.ms/WAADTechRef   One of the many advantages of the migration of a traditional account…

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Duplicating an on-prem mail-enabled security group as a cloud DL

Many Office 365 customers run into problems in a non-hybrid (simple coex) configuration where they used to have on-premise mail-enabled security groups, but they alllowed the group owners to update membership using the GAL in Outlook (with the Modify Members button).  Once these groups are synced to the cloud and the users migrated along with…

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