Configuration

Bulk Upload Photos to Exchange Online

Bulk Upload Photos to Exchange Online
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Ever since the advent of DirSync, you’ve been able to add a picture’s binary content to the thumbnailPhoto attribute in AD and synchronize it to Office 365.  This blob would be rendered as a photo next to the user’s name in Outlook, OWA, and Lync. … [ Continue reading ]

Client

Subscribe to the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard RSS Feed in Outlook

Subscribe to the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard RSS Feed in Outlook
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*UPDATE* We have deprecated the Service Health Dashboard RSS Feed. For service health updates, you can go to https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/servicestatus.

Periodically, services in Office 365 may become affected by a number of things (network availability, regional network disruptions, upgrades to the service environment, etc).… [ Continue reading ]

Scripting

Storing PowerShell Credentials in the local user registry

Storing PowerShell Credentials in the local user registry
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From time to time, it may be necessary to save credentials for automating some portion of a script or function. Here is a method to save and retrieve those credentials as a secure string from the current user’s registry hive as opposed to saving them in plain text or as a secure string in a file. … [ Continue reading ]

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Manually configure Outlook for Office 365

Manually configure Outlook for Office 365
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In case you ever need to configure Outlook for an Office 365 tenant that *does not* have AutoDiscover records published, here is how to do it.

1.      Log into PowerShell for tenant and run the following command:
Get-Recipient | Select-Object Identity,Mail,ExchangeGuid | Export-Csv .\recipientlist.csv

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Migrating

Cannot Migrate Mailboxes via third-party tools in synchronized environment

Cannot Migrate Mailboxes via third-party tools in synchronized environment
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I happened to run into the same issue twice in one week–once with a large customer, and once with one of our partners.

Here's a synopsis of the issue:

Mailboxes cannot be migrated via 3rd-party tools because msExchMailboxGuid attribute in cloud is populated due to DirSync/AADSync.[ Continue reading ]