FieldNote: Secure password in file?

Sometimes you must store a password for an account in a PowerShell script file. One option is to leverage the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet. By running this cmdlet on a machine, with a specific password, a secure string is generated. You put that value into your file, and then you can run a ConvertFrom-SecureSting to run the…

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To stay hybrid or not to stay hybrid…

That is the question and the answer is: It depends, but most like yes. You need to ensure that you have no on premises dependencies. I’ve had this conversation with more than 5 customers in the past 2 weeks, so thought I’d present the discussion of the options and thought process around removing the Exchange…

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Spam notification message

I’ve run into this a couple of times now with customers, consequently thought I’d finally get around to writing a blog post. The question is, can spam notifications be sent less than once a day? What are we talking about. In Exchange online, there is a notification message that is sent to users’ mailboxes periodically,…

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Exchange Hybrid Duplicate Mailboxes

Some customers have seen where they can end up with a duplicate mailbox within their hybrid environment. This can cause problems when a user, either on premises or in the cloud, has two mailboxes, one on premises and another one in Exchange Online (EXO). The good news is, there is now a work around. A…

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One stop page for Outlook updates

It’s getting harder and harder to stay up with all the changes in technology, but once in a while, a single landing place appears, which leads to the ever-updating Outlook product page: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Fixes-or-workarounds-for-recent-issues-in-Outlook-for-Windows-ecf61305-f84f-4e13-bb73-95a214ac1230 The is page is maintained by the Microsoft Outlook support engineers. While there are lots of internet pages to monitor and watch,…

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