Pre-flight and migration tool update

We received some feedbacks since the Pre-flight tool was published last year on GitHub: from bugs (yeah, those pesky things) to new features. Focusing on the features, it’s about time to make a review on them: Pre-flight This is what that motivated me to write the code: Giving customers a sample tool that helps checking…


Who is linked to whom in your spider web of mailbox permissions. Migration batch permissions analysis.

You’re going to migrate mailboxes from Exchange 2010, 2013 and/or 2016 to Office 365.  You know you have many mailbox permission threads between delegates, delegators, shared mailboxes and users.  How can you gather all those permission threads and determine who to migrate with whom to keep those permissions together?  What do you do when the…

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Completing individual move requests in a migration batch (changed behavior)

Recent changes in Exchange Online changed the way we finish individual migrations within migration batches. We used to run Set-MoveRequest -SuspendWhenReadyToComplete $false and Resume-MoveRequest, but that does not work anymore and the move requests get stuck in Synced state.   Imagine you have a migration batch set to start automatically and complete manually. Like the…


Exchange Online migration reporting

This article is a follow-up to the Mailbox migration – Do it yourself guide article. It is also a product of your direct feedback, so thank you!   Every migration batch you create is listed at the Exchange Online Admin Center (EAC, recipients, migration). You can open the migration batch details and scan for the…


Mailbox migration – Do it yourself guide

Let’s say you are running Exchange 2010+ on-premises but are not eligible for migrating with FastTrack Center. And you are looking for references to help you moving the mailboxes. Or even better, you are looking for a tool that helps you automate the migration process. You came to the right place: In the previous post…


Pre-flight – Checking objects before an Exchange hybrid migration

Customers working with FastTrack Center for mail migration can use a tool called Integrated Preflight. It checks for basic migration pre-requisites, such as: Does the target object exist in Office 365? Does it have the required e-mail addresses? Are all the e-mail addresses valid? Does the admin account have the required permissions?   The Preflight…


Do I still need an Exchange on-premises?

I have all my mailboxes online (and no public folders). Do I still need an on-premises Exchange Server? That’s a question the FastTrack Engineers are used to hear from customers. And it makes sense: There is no apparent reason to keep a mailbox server without a single mailbox. Except that there is an important reason…


Mail relay, gateways SMTP and Exchange Online

Almost every customer at FastTrack Center ask what to do with applications that send e-mail after moving to Exchange Online. Most of the apps use e-mail for internal and/or external notification mail. So… what to do with them?   My four rules for mail relay Please take into consideration I am not talking about massive…


SPF, DKIM, DMARC and Exchange Online

We don’t like spam. And we need help fighting it, so this is what this post is about: Helping you help all of us that fight spam every day. Let’s start with the concepts. I promise it’ll be quick: SPF DKIM DMARC What does it stands for? Sender Policy Framework DomainKeys Identified Mail Domain-based Message…