Happy Holidays!

With my move to special projects this year, I wasn’t able to post as many articles as I would have liked to. With that being said, I’m starting to do more case work again and will be trying to publish more articles in 2017. If you have any ideas for content or have specific questions,…


Release from quarantine and safe list the sender in one click

I recently found a new option you can select when releasing a message from the quarantine. While this option isn’t brand new, I’m not sure when it was added, and so wanted to share for visibility. The TechNet article that references this option is dated from June of this year, so I’m guessing it was…


Disclaimers and calendar invites

Rather than tease you with a witty, or even humorous opening paragraph, I’m going to instead jump right to the dessert. Because really, who doesn’t love dessert? As I recently discovered with an organization, adding disclaimers to calendar invite emails can cause problems and confusion for end users. When an individual shares their calendar, we…


The Common Attachment Types Filter

The Common Attachment Types Filter is a feature that was rolled out to Exchange Online earlier this year. If you haven’t opened your malware filter for a while, you may not even know this new filter is there! With this filter, you no longer need to create transport rules to block file types as attachments…


Create a Custom Management Role for Granular Permissions in Exchange Online

Creating custom management roles can be very powerful, and they not nearly as complicated as one might think. Most clicks in Office 365 actually cause a PowerShell cmdlet to run in the background. With a custom management role, you can specify right down to which cmdlets you would like a user to have access to….


Take Action Yourself on Blocked IPs and Banned Senders in Office 365

I have recently found that many organizations are unaware that they can take action on their own when it comes to blocked IPs and banned senders in Office 365. For both of these cases, a web based portal exists that can be used to remedy the problem, eliminating the need to create a support case…


Interesting case where Exchange is not installed on-premises

I’ve recently been working on projects as opposed to cases, and so I haven’t had anything too exciting to write about lately. However, I recently worked a case that I found quite interesting and wanted to share it here. I believe this is an edge case, but makes for an interesting problem none the less….


Interesting Exchange Online articles from the year so far

After being out of the office for four months, there is a lot I need to catch up on! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reading through articles going over what all has changed in Exchange Online and Office 365 during my time away (January to May of this year). I have complied…


Introducing Spoof Mail Reports

The following article was written by Rob McCarthy who is a Business Program Manager for Readiness in Microsoft. Spoofing continues to be a top concern for any security conscious email administrator today. Generally, there are two spoofing scenarios that administrators must devote thought to… An organization is receiving spoofed messages from a malign source asking…


I’m back!

Hi all, thank you for the kind comments on my last post where I talked about being away from work. I’m back at work now and will be posting to this blog again on a regular basis. I’ve missed writing here and am excited to resume the knowledge sharing and discussions. There is a bit of…