How to connect Office 365 (Post Upgrade) to a POP or IMAP Account

Today I was working on a customer issue where they were unable to connect Thunderbird to an Office 365 account. Normally I would say “Use Outlook”, and in most cases Outlook provides the best experience. But… I was also curious as to why this wasnt working. Turns out, the way things try to auto configure…

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How to enable ActiveSync Logging in Office 365 and On Premise

There are times when you have an ActiveSync device that isn’t behaving properly. Maybe mail is getting stuck in the outbox, maybe the calendar isn’t looking right. There are a number of issues that could cause this, but in an Office 365 environment, you might think you are limited as to the logging that you…

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Cross Premise Calendar Sharing with Office 365

There are two ways to share read access to your calendar across premise (On Premise to Office 365 or Office 365 to On Premise) The method you choose will depend on your requirements, and the level of access that you would like to give to the calendars. Neither of these methods will provide write access…

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How to patch the Multi Role DAG

I recently had a conversation with one of my customers who is about to patch their multi-role DAG environment. I thought this would make a great blog post, with the step-by-step information. The customer environment looks like this: Site 1 is the primary site, and mailbox databases are distributed evenly between SERVER1 and SERVER2. The…

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Block Mobile apps that use Exchange Web Services

We all know that with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010, ActiveSync is the preferred option for Mobile Devices to connect and synchronize mail. However, some business do not wish ActiveSync devices to connect, preferring to opt for a solution such as BES or Good sync. These businesses will often disable ActiveSync at the user account…

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Manage Groups with Groups in Exchange 2010

Its been a while since I have posted anything useful, so I might as well start again! A Common issue with Exchange 2010 is that you are unable to allow a Distribution list to be managed by a “group”. This was changed by design in Exchange 2010 to allow greater separation of Active Directory and…

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Custom RBAC Management Roles–Part 2

In a previous post, I explained how to create a Custom RBAC role which removes certain abilities from the Administrative team. A comment was posted asking how to do the opposite, and create a role group with only certain cmdlets available, for an application to manage mobile devices. Here is the request: Could you please…

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PowerShell for Exchange 2010–Cheat Sheet!

When working with customers, everyone who is new to PowerShell finds it to be an amazing idea, but very daunting. Once you start using it, you will pick up the syntax and how to structure your commands. However, it can take a while to get to know which cmdlet to use, and what each cmdlet…

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Outlook 2010 Group Policy Templates–Issue with Exchange Unicode Mode–Turn Off ANSI Mode

There seems to be an issue with the Outlook 2010 ADM/ADMX Template Files. The Description for the setting “Exchange Unicode Mode – Turn Off ANSI Mode” Appears to be incorrect. When working with a customer to deploy a policy to force all legacy OST’s to be silently changed to Unicode format, we used the policy…

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