Office 365 Migration Issues

Please find a list of migration issues and resolutions that I captured during my last customers migration:- Flood mitigation on Threat Management Gateway (TMG) – http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/exchange/office-365-move-mailbox-fails-with-transient-exception.aspx     Issue Resolution The operation couldn’t be performed because object couldn’t be found on ‘xxx.prod.outlook.com’ The object has not been replicated to Office 365, check Dirsync error logs,…


Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack (SP2) is released!

Last week when the internal announcement was made to say that SP2 had been completed and was scheduled for release, I added a few blog articles onto my “to do” list.  Imagine my surprise this morning when I woke up to find that the internets were crammed full of SP2 news and that most of…


Microsoft Lync 2011 for Mac and Office 365 Fix

Last month I wrote a blog about connecting Office 2011 for Mac to Office 365.  This post generated a lot of interest within the community, but mostly for the wrong reason!  i.e pretty much everyone that tried this was unable to connect Lync 2011 on Mac to Office 365.  The Lync engineering team have been…


Office 365 User Community in the UK

Brett Johnson brought this to my attention last week – Way back at the beginning of this century I was a part of the NetApp user group and I found it a hugely rewarding experience.  Since joining Microsoft I try to support all of our independent user groups for Exchange and UC where I can….


Office 365 and Autodiscover

I’ve had a few customers in the last few weeks ask me how autodiscover works for Office 365 so thought i’d write a post to try and help! (please see my other post for the namespaces required, as the correct autodiscover records will need to be created in DNS for on-premise and Office 365) As…

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Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Certificate Planning–ADFS, Exchange Web Services, OWA, OA??

I recently wrote about configuring Office 365 hybrid to get cross premises availability working, since that article a number of people have asked me about certificate planning. This is pretty well understood for an Exchange deployment, but what names are required for an Office 365 Hybrid configuration during a migration? Certificate Requirements in Office 365…


Office 365 Microsoft Office Services Diagnostics and Logging (MOSDAL) Tool 3.2–With ADFS 2.0 Diagnostic tools

The Microsoft Office Services Diagnostics and Logging (MOSDAL) tool has been around for a while, certainly most BPOS customers will have come across it before… however it has now been updated to provide AD FS authentication diagnostic information so its now useful for Office 365 deployments as well! Deploying ADFS for Office 365 is a…


Office 365 - Non-Federated Identity, Password never expires

The Microsoft Online Services Module allows you manage your tenant directly and in some cases change settings you can’t change in GUI (note this can only be achieved if you’re managing accounts that have been created in the tenant e.g. not created using Dirsync/ADFS).  To access Remote PowerShell to the Service Portal you will need…