Save The Date – End of Exchange 2010 Support–T Minus 1 Year

January 2020 is going to be a very important month.  There are multiple large and important products which will exit out of their extended support lifecycle phase.  The list includes Exchange 2010. We reviewed this a year ago, to provide additional warning and notification as many customers still run Exchange 2010 on-premises.  For those who…


Script to Clear Credman

With my customer facing role, there are lot of demonstrations to enterprise customers.  Manually reverting machines back to the initial starting point for the next demo can be time consuming and error prone. One example of this is clearing out the contents on Window’s Credential Manager.  There is no option to do a block select…

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Mail Not Flowing From Office 365 To On-Premises Exchange Server

This is a repro of a customer reported issue where they were having issues sending email from Office 365 to on-premises Exchange servers.  Apparently this had been working previously with no issues, then mailflow started to have problems.  Some email was flowing from Office 365, but some was delayed or not delivered at all. There…

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Save The Date – End of Exchange 2010 Support–T Minus 2 Years

January 2020 is going to be a very important month.  There are multiple large and important products which will exit out of their extended support lifecycle phase.  The list includes Exchange 2010. This post is a note to make sure the support lifecycle dates are factored into your project plans and appropriate action is taken. …

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Office 365 Workshop Links – December 2017

This is a link fest  for the items discussed during a recent Office 365 workshop delivered in an unusually tropical Calgary last week.  Calgary +12 in December is always a win!! Posting the links here since they will be available to all of the attendees, and thought that others may also find them useful/interesting. PowerShell…


Still Running DirSync and AAD Sync–Really Time To Update

This post is for those customers who continue to run outdated and legacy versions of the synchronisation tools to connect on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory.  It was noted back in April this year that legacy versions of the synchronisation tools should be updated to a supported version of Azure AD Connect.  Preferably the…

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Reminder–End of Office 365 Outlook Anywhere Support October 31st 2017

The end of Outlook Anywhere support in Office 365 is almost upon us.  In a weeks time support for Outlook Anywhere (OA) will be removed in Office 365.  Note that this does not impact on-premises deployments. This change is in Office 365.  The replacement client connectivity protocol is MAPI/HTTP.  MAPI/HTTP is not a new protocol,…


Office 365 Pilot Group Mail Flow Issues

When initially deploying and configuring Office 365, one of the initial questions is to select the on-premises objects which will be replicated to Azure Active Directory.  It is strongly recommended that all of the required directory and user hygiene is fully completed prior to the installation of Azure AD Connect.  It is easier and simpler…


How to Enable IdpInitiatedSignon Page In AD FS 2016

One of the deployment validation and testing tools which was also present in earlier AD FS releases is the /IdpInitiatedSignon.htm page.  This page is available by default in the AD FS 2012 R2 and earlier versions.  Though it should be noted this page is disabled by default in AD FS 2016. From the system you…

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PSRemoting for Office 365 AD FS Configuration

When configuring AD FS for Office 365, one of the final steps is to link Azure AD with the on-premises AD FS deployment.  This should occur only after AD FS and WAP servers have been fully deployed, verified and tested. When linking the AD FS infrastructure with Office 365, we must use the Azure AD…

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