Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard Part 2

I decided to extend the Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard article into another 2 parts. I've been getting numerous requests on troubleshooting the dreaded Get-FederationInformation Exception. Let’s recap on what the high level steps for the HCW are: Global Prerequisites task – prerequisite check (covered here). Legacy Exchange Support Task – Legacy Exchange requirements…

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Office 365 License Reporting

UPDATE 2014/14/09: New version 0.6 has been released to support Power BI for Office 365 licenses. I’ve been looking for some way of reporting on Office 365 licenses assigned to users and creating a simple Pivot Chart to get an overview of the licenses. There are alot of PowerShell scripts out there, but the ones I…

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Managing failed mailbox move requests

If you haven’t seen my mailbox migration tool yet, go and have a look at it here. It’s been working great for me and my customers that have been using it. If you have a large amount of mailboxes to move it definitely helps with the management and automation of the process. I'm also working…

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Exchange Server Large MailItem Script

UPDATE :  1. Please take note we have increased the size limit to 150MB during on boarding the previous 25MB should no longer be an issue – see the announcement here: http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/12/whats-new-december-2014/ 2 . I've handed this script over to someone else for maintenance and support. Please use the following link to get the latest version: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Script-Office-54d367e…

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Office 365 Hybrid Mailbox Migration Management

2014/10/02 Update: New Version 1.1 has been released – fixed a bug that always causes moves to be suspended. If you are going to use the Large Item Limit switch, please use it cautiously and ensure your users have the large items backed up. I wanted to share a small personal project I've been working on with…

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Office 365 DirSync Update

I just received feedback from the Dev Team that an updated version of DirSync Tool has been released that fixes the below Exception in Windows 2003 Domain Controller environments. Microsoft.Online.PasswordSynchronization.DirectoryReplicationServices.DrsException: RPC Error 8440 : The naming context specified for this replication operation is invalid. There was an error calling _IDL_DRSGetNCChanges. Grab the updated tool in…

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Office 365 DirSync Password Synchronization

Got some great news – Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Agent (DirSync) has a new welcome feature – Password Synchronization – whooohoo. This is great for hybrid and staged migrations and simplifies things tremendously during these types of migrations. If you already have DirSync running you’ll need to update it to get the new feature…

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Office 365 Upgrading DirSync SQL Express Database

This short article covers the process of an in-place upgrade of the DirSync database to a full standard edition of SQL 2008 R2. Why would we want to do this? Well, you might find yourself in an environment where the total objects are less than 50,000 ,but you still see the database hitting the limit…

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Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

In this post I want to cover the Hybrid Configuration process – specifically detail on the Configure Legacy Exchange Support step. The Hybrid Configuration Wizard has 6 tasks that it executes: Global Prerequisites task – prerequisite check see below. Legacy Exchange Support Task – Legacy Exchange requirements. Recipient Configuration Task – Accepted domains and email…

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Office 365 Post Service Upgrade

Office 365 customers running on Wave 14 tenants are gradually being upgraded to Wave 15 tenants. Although communication is being sent out to customers I wanted to add to my blog to help with the visibility in the requirements post upgrade. Customers need to plan for the below dates and need to be prepared. You…

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