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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Save the Date: TechDays Belgium returns on 14-15-16 February 2012!

TechDays Belgium returns on 14-15-16 February 2012! Since we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary it will be a special edition: we’re moving to a brand new location (to be disclosed soon) and will offer you new ways to experience the conference. For those who aren’t familiar with TechDays: it is the biggest IT event in Belgium,…

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Lync Online: What’s Possible?

When talking about Office365, and how you can manage the Exchange Online piece of it using Exchange Management, Exchange Control Panel, and Exchange Management Console, people are often disappointed when finding out there is no Lync Control Panel, or Lync Management Shell to manage the Lync Online bit. Looking at Lync Online, you can only…

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Connecting a Disconnected Mailbox in Exchange Online

When reading through the Exchange Online Service Description, it clearly states that there is a built-in Deleted Mailbox Recovery Time of 30 days: Deleted Mailbox Recovery When an Exchange Online mailbox is deleted, its contents are recoverable for 30 days. A recovered mailbox contains all of the data stored in it at the time it…

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Schedule Online Meeting using Lync for Mac?

Since Lync for Mac is now available for download from TechNet, MSDN, and through the download site customers have access to via their volume licensing agreement, two questions often come back: Q1. Can I use Lync for Mac to connect to my Office 365 Lync Online environment? A1. Yes you can Q2. Can I schedule…

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Exchange Online + Exchange On Premises = Shared Namespace, How About Mail Routing?

  Intro When thinking about configuring a hybrid environment, as in moving some mailboxes online, and keeping some on premises, one the questions you need to answer is: how do you want to have your mail flow configured? Do you want your MX record to point to the Microsoft Datacenters, and configure mail routes to…

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Exchange 2010: Can you scope permissions to more than one OU?

About a month ago I got the following mail: Hi Ilse I know you had a RBAC Session at Teched. We tried to scope to multiple OU’s as described in this article without any success. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638181(EXCHG.149).aspx RecipientOrganizationalUnitScope use the syntax: domain /OU 1/OU 2/OU N (where N is the designation of each of the specified…

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Exchange Online (Office365) and RBAC?

Oh yes It is perfectly possible to create and assign custom roles within Exchange Online. In this example I will create a custom role which, one assigned to a user, will enable that user to change all its user settings, except for its own street address. Step1. Sign-In as our demo user and check the…

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