A few years back, I created a script for a customer to help find broken AD object inheritance during an Exchange migration. I then created a blog post to go through it.
However, time has marched on and the TechNet Gallery fell off the face of the earth, and I needed to update this. … [ Continue reading ]
We’ve updated our baseline requirements for deploying AAD Connect, so I’ve updated the AAD Connect Network Communications Test to reflect those changes.
- We now allow you to configure AAD Connect using the Hybrid Identity Administrator role, so the tool now checks for it.
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There are times when your organization (or a customer’s organization) just can’t run the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard. If you’re embarking on one of our strategies to take advantage of Microsoft Teams while your mailboxes are still on-premises, the Exchange Hybrid configuration is the go-to way to get there, since it sets all this stuff up automatically. … [ Continue reading ]
Just a quick note–if you use this tool, I’ve updated its logging output (though not the tool itself).
Also, I’m always open to suggestions on how to make it better!
You can download the latest version from the PowerShell Gallery: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Get-PublicFolderIDFixReport/2.3.2… [ Continue reading ]
While working on a project for a customer, I noticed that the didn’t have a way to correlate “uniqueness” between guest identities that they create and a source of authority system. I wanted to explore using the
employeeId attribute in Azure AD as a way to set this data.… [ Continue reading ]
I’m gonna channel the great Etta James:
Ok, I’m back.
I’ve been waiting for this feature for what seems like an eternity–the ability for a mailbox that has multiple proxy addresses to send from any of those addresses.
As most of you probably know, a mailbox can have a whole lot of additional SMTP addresses associated with it (a mailbox can have up to 400 proxy addresses stamped on it). … [ Continue reading ]
This week, I’m exploring some of the basics of Conditional Access and using it with Microsoft Teams.
In the “legacy” world (the term we attach to most things that aren’t bleeding edge these days), we typically saw organizations build the high, high walls and dig the deep, deep moats (and occasionally fill them with alligators) to keep the bad guys out.… [ Continue reading ]
Friday, while building a new lab to use while writing a chapter for our new Microsoft Teams book, I went through the normal process in Exchange to request a certificate and apply it. Easy peasy normally, right?
It should have been. … [ Continue reading ]
It’s literally been a year since I’ve updated it–mainly because we haven’t made any significant endpoint changes.
I did detect some CRL endpoint updates and a few other odds and ends for Worldwide Commercial and GCC Moderate, so I’ve updated the AAD Network Communications Test tool accordingly.… [ Continue reading ]
Finally–we’re to the good stuff!
In the first part of this series, we talked about setting the stage with the requirements, and then went on to create the basic staging and production sites, update the retention policies to exclude the staging site, and configure the taxonomy.… [ Continue reading ]
In my previous post on building a video portal with approvals, we started the necessary steps to build an internal video portal for SharePoint online. ICYMI, the things we covered:
- Business problem
- Creating production and staging sites
- Excluding the staging site from the retention policies
- Configuring the SharePoint taxonomy and term sets
We’re going to continue on in this post with the site customization.… [ Continue reading ]
A few weeks ago, a customer asked me for some recommendations around building and curating a video portal for SharePoint Online content. Normally, we’d look at a Microsoft Stream-based solution, but given the upcoming changes to Stream and the customer’s requirements around content retention and approvals, I thought that maybe another avenue was more appropriate.… [ Continue reading ]
Just a quick post today–I’ve re-published my Wipe-ExchangeOnlineMailbox script to the PowerShell gallery.
Hopefully, this helps everyone who continues to want to use this script. Good luck!
And, if you accidentally delete too much stuff, be sure to check out my post about recovering from self-inflicted wounds: Using Restore-RecoverableItems, or “how I saved my own bacon”
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While writing my last post, I uncovered a problem on one of my lab machines:
WARNING: Unable to download from URI ‘https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=627338&clcid=0x409’ to ”.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.
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While working on a cross-tenant issue with a customer, I had the requirement minimize the number of non-delivery reports sent to external users. I suggested the best way to do this might be a catch-all mailbox.
What exactly is a catch-all mailbox? … [ Continue reading ]