TechDays Belgium 2013: Office 365 Do’s and Don’t’s

This year at the Techdays in Belgium, I presented a session on Office 365, and the do’s and don’t’s when evaluating Office 365, based on the most typical questions I get when talking to customers about Office 365. Here’s a short recap of this session…more to be added J Do 1: Know What You Are…

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Can I switch from an Office 365 E3 subscription to E1?

Imagine you have been testing Office 365 for 30 days, using the Free Trial option available for both Small Businesses (Plan P1) and Midsize Business and Enterprise (Plan E3) (get your own trial today, by clicking here), and after doing so you want to buy for example the E1 subscription for your users, the question…

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Using Exchange Management Shell to manage your Exchange Online and Exchange On Premises Environment

Yesterday I have had the pleasure of doing a TechNet LiveMeeting here @Microsoft Belgium, entitled “Using the Power of PowerShell to manage your Exchange Online and Exchange On Premises Environment”. The session was not a level 400 deep dive in PowerShell, but its aim was to give some tips on how one can use PowerShell…

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Extending your Lync monitoring data using PowerPivot and Power View

  During the last Techdays here in Belgium, I have had the privilege of being able to present a session on Lync. I had chosen as a topic for that session “Deploying Lync: Notes from the Field, and more”, where I talked about the top ten questions I run into when talking to customers about…

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Shared Mailboxes in Office365

After getting a few questions on Shared Mailboxes, and how you can manage them in Exchange Online as part of Office365, I decided to group a few of these questions and answers into this blog post. Q1. How can you create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange Online – Office365 A1. By using the Exchange Management…

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A URL post on Lync–Exchange–Online–On Premises

First: my very best wishes for 2012 to you all!!!! Second, just posting a blog post containing a list of URL’s I refer to a lot when visiting customers or doing presentations. I’ve grouped them a bit, and I will update the list as time moves along (at least, I’ll try to…) Exchange General: Make…

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Add an Alias to a Distribution Group in Exchange Online (Office365), and Removing one…

Looking back to BPOS, the only way to add an alias to a distribution group, was by using DirSync, as described here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ar/onlineservicesexchange/thread/0dab060f-41a2-4ef2-926d-8b6e0b2464c8 With the arrival of Office365, and Exchange Online, time to see if it is possible now to have one distribution group with multiple email aliasses, even without using DirSync. Goal = have…

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The secret about a successful export-to-pst and import-from-pst migration is called Add Custom Address, type X500

The last few months, I have had the below question pop up regularly… Question: is it possible to export the content of my On Premises mailboxes to PSTs, and then import them into my brand new Exchange Online environment? Answer: Yes, you definitely export your mailbox content to a PST, and import that PST back…

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Exchange Online: Change Primary SMTP Address without changing Sign-In address

By default, when you mail-enable a user, that user will be given an e-mail address that matches the user’s online services id. You can always add other e-mail addresses, using Exchange Control Panel: As you can see, it is not possible to change the primary e-mail address using this Exchange Control Panel, when you change…

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