Editing distribution list membership after migrating to Exchange Online

So, your users manage distribution lists with Outlook. And then you decide to move to Exchange Online just to figure they will not be able to manage those DLs with Outlook anymore. Now what? You have options and one of them is discussed here: Allowing your users to edit the groups using only Windows. That’s…

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How many of my licenses are in use?

Yesterday a good friend of mine, who also happen to be one of my customers, asked an interesting question that no other customer asked me: “Is it possible for us to receive some kind of alert when I’m running out of licenses in Office 365?” That question got me thinking. And to be honest, I…


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…


Have fun with your OOF

Believe it or not, people at Microsoft have fun. I do not mean we have fun with our jobs, which we do (my boss might be reading this… who knows?). We have fun with ourselves, the silly things we do every day, the dumb things as well… The other day I sent an e-mail to…


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…


Skype Online cutover migration

Sometimes we are asked for a strategy to do a cutover Skype migration, meaning that all the users would be enabled in Skype Online a single pass. Leaving whatever they have in Lync/Skype on-premises behind. That is a great strategy for a lot of customers, but not all. If that is what you are planning…


Decommissioning Skype/Lync on-premises

This blog post is follow up on the Configuring Skype/Lync hybrid. It was also written by Daniel Seleri, a FastTrack Engineer based in Las Colinas, TX. After you transitioned all your users from Skype/Lync on-premises, you will probably want to decommission your local infrastructure. That’s what this post is about. Before you move forward Make…


Configuring Skype/Lync hybrid

Today’s blog post is based on one of the most requested step-by-step guides in FastTrack Center. It was written by Daniel Seleri, a FastTrack Engineer based in Las Colinas, TX. Enjoy it! Our objective today is to guide you through the steps of connecting your existing Skype for Business 2015, Lync 2013 or Lync 2010…


Restricting Search permissions in SCC Portal

This blog post was written by an Exchange PFE, friend of us in FTC. Tiago Souza is a Security & Compliance expert based in Brazil. Enjoy it! Most of you know that starting July 1st, 2017, you won’t be able to use the EAC to create searches in Exchange Online. Instead, you will use the…


Adding your Office 365 tenant domain to G Suite

You need to add your tenant initial domain (that one ending with “.onmicrosoft.com”) to G Suite when you are setting up the coexistence between Gmail and Exchange Online. We will need that to migrate your e-mails to Office 365.   Please follow the steps bellow: Sign in to your Google Admin console. From the Admin…


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…