Update to Wipe Exchange Online Mailbox script

Earlier today, I was asked to make an update to my script to wipe Exchange Online mailboxes to include Archive Mailboxes.  Fortunately, it ended up being much easier than I anticipated:

When I enumerated the mailbox originally, I used:

$Root = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service, [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::Root)

In order to access the Archive folder, I just had to change the WellKnownFolderName from Root to ArchiveRoot, after examining the list available at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.exchange.webservices.data.wellknownfoldername(v=exchg.80).aspx.

$Root = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service, [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::ArchiveRoot)

But, not being able to leave well enough alone, I wanted to provide some additional options, such as wiping only the mailbox, only the archive, or both, or being able to specify more than one user on the command line.  You can pick up the new and improved version at the TechNet Gallery: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Wipe-Exchange-Online-331ab4f4

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