Office 365: Challenges with Distribution Groups for Migrated Mailboxes and a Script Based Solution ( Script Version 1.4 )

In script version 1.3 we began the introduction of logic that allowed administrators to convert the distribution group to a mail enabled contact post migration.  It was extremely simplistic in that the function utilized retained as many attributes of the distribution list, deleted the distribution list, and created a mail enabled contact utilizing the retained…


Office 365: Tracking last run times of the managed folder assistance / exchange life cycle.

In Office 365 the managed folder assistance is responsible for applying data retention policies to mailbox items.  For example, if you have a policy to purge items older that 90 days from deleted items – the managed folder assistant will process this information. A question that sometimes arises is how can I track the last…


Office 365: Dynamic distribution lists created by email domains.

Dynamic distribution lists offer excellent mechanisms to email groups of users based on their attribute rather than maintaining manual group membership.  One request I often receive is how can we create a distribution list for everyone that has their primary SMTP address within a certain domain. By their initial design a dynamic distribution list supports…