Dynamic Distribution Groups, Distribution Groups, and Exchange hybrid

I recently ran into a customer that uses: Distribution Groups (DG), leverage Dynamic Distribution Groups (DDG), have started their move to Exchange Online (EXO), while nesting several DDG’s inside of DG’s. There are known work arounds that you should implement if you are in an Exchange hybrid configuration working with DDG’s. Since each realm bifurcates…

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Shared Mailboxes in Exchange Hybrid now work cross premises

Shared mailboxes within an Exchange/Office 365 hybrid environment are now fully functional using Full Access permissions. This has been a limitation for some customers migrating to Office 365 up until now. With this restriction removed, customers can now fully support a long term migration process or even a permanent hybrid choice for their company. In on-premises…

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Grammarman to the rescue.

I thought I would share this cartoon to help lighten the conversation when people incorrectly use the term ‘on premise’ when they mean ‘on premises’. I know English is not everyone’s first language, but I believe we can empower everyone to be better at not only technology but also at human communications.  And don't forget…

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TechMentor: Las Vegas

Welcome to the New Year! I’ll be speaking at TechMentor, March 7-11, 2016 in Las Vegas. Surrounded by your fellow IT professionals, TechMentor provides you with in-depth, immediately usable training that will keep you relevant in the workforce. I’ll be presenting the following sessions: Managing Hybrid Deployments of Exchange and Office 365   Managing Office 365…

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O365_Logon Module

I created this PowerShell module to help O365 Administrators sign into the their online tenant services using simple verb-noun single command lets (cmdlets). While the general O365 PowerShell (PS) sign-in process is straight forward by itself, there are several lines of PS code that need to be combined and executed each and every logon attempt….

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O365_Installs_Connections.ps1

This script simplifies IT administrators installs for all of the required additional software/modules for a proper O365 PowerShell connection experience. Included in this script is a text based menu with options for creating connections to the different O365 services. Due to the nature of the Internet and that some installs are .exe downloads, some are…

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SharePoint Online Management Shell

The SharePoint Online Management Shell has a new Windows PowerShell module that lets O365 administrators manage their SharePoint Online subscription using PowerShell. The focus is around site collection management. With O365 and PowerShell becoming more and more popular, the SharePoint team has added this installable Module to allow SharePoint administrators access to their online tenant…

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Live! 360 Event in Orlando

I’ll be speaking at Live! 360 Orlando, November 16-20. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Live! 360 provides you with immediately usable training and education that will keep you relevant in the workforce.   I’ll be presenting the following sessions: Exchange and O365 PowerShell   O365 and Exchange Hybrid Management   SPECIAL OFFER: As a speaker,…

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The Grammar Police

Putting on the grammar police hat for a minute, there is sometimes misunderstandings about the differences of premise vs. premises. Some definitions for clarity:   prem·ise noun: a previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion. "If the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true"   verb:…

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Updated OffCAT v2

The OffCAT team just unveiled the most exciting, capable, and modern version of the Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool. As with earlier versions of OffCAT, all you have to do is start your currently installed version to see the prompt to install the latest version (v2). However, if you don’t currently have OffCAT installed, download…

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