Information

Some of the many ways to Export Outlook Contacts

Just had this come up, so I thought I’d post it for whoever else needs to hear this.  I can quickly think of three ways to do this: One using Outlook, one using PowerShell, and one using both.

Since you came to my blog, you’re probably most interested in figuring out how to get PowerShell to do the dirty work for you without interacting with the user. [ Continue reading ]

Scripting

Removing Orphaned Mailbox Searches

An issue came up today for one of my customers–how to remove orphaned mailbox searches in Exchange Online.  Apparently, they have about 300 mailboxes in this state.  Oops.

So, in order to do this, you need to go through a handful of steps:

  1. Identify all of the Mailbox Searches. 
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Configuration

Cloud UPNs for AAD Connect users with Alt-ID don’t update after domain verified in tenant

A few weeks ago, I ran into an issue with a customer.  Scenario:

  • Customer had configured alternate-id sign in with AAD Connect (the gist is that it flows on-premises mail to cloud UPN)
  • Synced identity to tenant
  • Tenant did not have any verified domains

As expected, without a matching verified domain in the tenant, UPN suffixes in the tenant were actually set as @tenant.onmicrosoft.com. [ Continue reading ]

Identity

Update to Create-LabUsers!

Sometimes, your mind just gets to thinking about stuff you could have done better.  Last night was one of those times.

I’d started building new lab environments for work, and decided to start pumping users into AD and syncing them to my test tenants. … [ Continue reading ]