RBAC Split Permissions

I was working with a customer last week that is interested in deploying the RBAC split permissions model rather than the default shared permissions model that is used in Exchange 2010.  I just wanted to step through the configuration process in this article and also wanted to amplify an important point regarding permissions bypass found…


Don’t Forget The Help File…

You should all have seen the blogs posts and tweets by now that the RTM versions of the Wave 15 suite of products are now on MSDN, etc.  Don’t forget the standalone versions of the Exchange 2013 help files, that you can find at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35395 I personally find having an offline copy of these invaluable. …


Per-Domain Mail Tips?

Recently, I was involved in a discussion about how it might be possible to create MailTips on a per-domain basis.  In Exchange, it’s possible to create a remote domain for a specific address space, such as contoso.com, and configure different settings for that domain such as automatic forwards, automatic replies, out-of-office settings and so on. …

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Microsoft Downloads Site : Office 365 and Exchange Updates

This morning I’ve noticed a few updates for Office 365 related material released on the Microsoft downloads site recently.  Here’s a quick list in case you missed them: Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Office 365 ROI Case Studies – Small and Medium Sized Businesses Microsoft Office 365 purchase and operation step-by-step…


The Office 365 Advisor

If you are not sure which Office 365 plan is right for you, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Microsoft has released the Office 365 Advisor.  This is a tool that can help you find the right Office 365 plan and also estimate your costs.  When you access the advisor at the link in this…


Office 365 : DirSync Tool Now 64-bit

Microsoft has released the 64-bit version of the Directory Synchronization tool for Office 365.  The community post is here, so please do go and take the time to review the information presented there.  However, I’d just like to call out from the community post the following statement : “…the functionality of the 64-bit version of the…


Office 365 and Delays Enabling Directory Synchronization

I was attempting to enable directory synchronisation for Office 365 last week when I came across an error in the Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization Configuration Wizard.  The error stated: “An error occurred. Error Code: 15. Error Description: Directory synchronization is not activated for this company.” This error is shown below. I was sure that…


MUCUG (UK User Group) Event October 2011

Adam Jacobs, a Lync MVP, co-manages a London-based UC user group called Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUG) with Tom Arbuthnott and Justin Morris; the website can be found at http://mucugl.co.uk. MUCUG has arranged a gathering on October 20th 2011 at 6pm, at Polycom’s Executive Briefing Centre in London.  Full details of the event, including the…


Office 365 Forum Assistant

Prior to joining Microsoft, I was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Exchange Server and was always interested in helping the Exchange community.  One of the ways that MVPs interact with the community is via the various TechNet forums at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/exchangeserver/.  For those of you interested in all things related to Office 365, you…


MSUKUCC Facebook Page

As you will now know, the MCS UK Unified Communications team blog has been re-launched and can be found here.  As an update to this, note that the associated Facebook page can be found here.