Forwarding Address Import and Export

Four score and many moons ago, I was working on one of my first projects in Microsoft Consulting Services.  This particular customer (a university) shared their Active Directory infrastructure with a hospital.  During the course of their business, employees would frequently move between organizations.  They maintained two mailboxes (one university mailbox, one hospital mailbox), and…

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Fixing Office 365 Anonymous Group Write-back and External Delivery

Yes, Hell has frozen over. The cows have come home. The lady of size has sung. I have come up with a “best case” solution for the Office 365 hybrid group write-back problem. [toc] Background For the long(er) background, you’ll probably want to go see this post. For the tl;dr readers: Office 365 Groups can…

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Splatbuilder Wrapper

This week, I was working on a project that spawned a lot of ideas for posts.  The project involves creating a wrapper for a number of cmdlets and being able to pass any / all of the parameters to the actual cmdlet being performed.  I’ve done this type of work before, but the cmdlets didn’t…

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Sync Custom Attributes to Office 365 for Group-based Licensing

This feature is an “oldie but goodie” that my customers are starting to ask questions about as they start looking into ways to automate their Office 365 deployments. Can I sync additional attributes to Office 365, and can I use them for Group-Based Licensing? The answers are yes and yes.  You’re welcome. There are a…

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Adding OneDrive Locations to an Existing Retention Policy

Yesterday, while working with a customer, I was asked if there is a way to programmatically add OneDrive locations to an existing retention policy.  Say, for example, you have a blanket retention policy that covers all of your tenant at a base level (which is what I typically recommend to ensure you at least have…

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Update to the Export-CalendarProcessing tool

As luck would have it, I have one more update to deliver today. One of my peers (shout out to Mike Manning) noticed that when using the ExportImport-CalendarProcessing tool, mailbox objects that have some special characters in them don’t get processed correctly on the import function.  He did some troubleshooting and discovered if the objects…

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Updated Tool Roundup!

Hi! It’s a day ending in “y,” which means it’s a good day to update a script! Today, while on-site with a customer and running my AAD Connect Permissions script, I noticed that the logging output wasn’t as helpful as I wanted it to be. So, I’ve updated it with some bits for looking for…

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Thanks for Playing!

I was so excited to see this notification in the TechNet Gallery today when I logged in: Thanks to everyone for making this one of the most downloaded OneDrive tools in the Gallery! As a thanks for your support, feel free to download it as many times as you like! 🙂

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AAD Connect, a dedicated resource forest, a custom connector, and a bunch of transform rules: a GalSync story (Part 1)

A few years ago, I worked with one of my close consultant peers to build a GALSync-style solution for a big state government that was going through a divestiture from a single BPOS-D (yes, I am old) and a single managed hosted Exchange environment to multiple O365 multi-tenant instances.  It was the equivalent of 100…

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