Exchange / Office 365–Some Useful PowerShell Scripts

Over on the Exchange team blog site, one of our Exchange/Office 365 PFE’s, Mike O’Neill, has posted an article about helping Exchange and Office 365 engineers make their life easier when it comes to setting up your Exchange Servers and Exchange online access. One of the short cuts includes a PowerShell Module that combines the…


Field Tip: Troubleshooting Outlook stuck on Connecting – Part 2

The below tip is from Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Frank Plawetzki where he quickly and easily remediated an issue with an Exchange 2013 App Pool which was preventing Outlook clients from connecting. I named this article part 2 since I wrote an article covering similar symptoms but is important to note that both articles…


PowerShell Script to Convert Shared Mailbox or User Mailbox with Delegates into Distribution Group

Exchange PFE Daya Patil shares with us a recent script she wrote to help convert a shared mailbox with delegates into a distribution group and preserving the When working on a recent case, One of our customers needed a quick way to convert their existing shared mailboxes with multiple delegates to a Distribution group. We…


Script To Get Common Recipients Between Distribution Groups

Gautham Allur Subramanya  is PFE from India, and shares a PowerShell script used to report on common recipients between two different distribution groups in Exchange. When delivering a recent PowerShell WorkshopPLUS engagement at a customer site, one of the Exchange administrators wanted to know how to write a script which would generate a text file…


Exchange 2013/2016 JBOD Storage Validation Considerations

Senior Exchange PFE Nélio Lemos takes us though some important pre-deployment considerations for Exchange storage validation. In this post let’s view why validating JBOD storage from your Exchange 2013/2016 on premises servers using the JetStress tool is a critical deployment task.  We will review the prerequisites and the overall process.    Why Jetstress? The main reason…


MSPFE Deploying Windows 10 Free eBook

Microsoft Premier Engineers Andre Della Monica, Russ Rimmerman, Alessandro Cesarini, and Victor Silveira have been hard at work producing a new MSPress e-book for your reading pleasure.  Hot off the virtual printing press is Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager (ISBN 9781509301867).          The world, Microsoft, and…


Using Site Columns to Create Searchable Metadata in SharePoint Online

Dan Harrington is a member of the Search Engineers PFE team.  While assisting a colleague with a customer’s document security solution in an Office 365 migration, he tested a workaround using SharePoint’s Site Column mechanism.  This feature was then integrated into the search solution by using SharePoint Online’s predefined managed properties and the Refinement web…