Configuration

## Apply Security & Compliance Center Retention Labels to Outlook Folders

I couldn’t really come up with a cool-sounding title for this post, so I just went with the basics of what it does.

Last week, I worked with a customer that wanted to deploy custom retention labels to custom folders inside a user’s mailbox–the idea being that they would create a custom folder structure such as this under a user’s Inbox:

\Inbox
\Inbox\Retention Schedule
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\2 Year (apply a 2-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\4 Year (apply a 4-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\7 Year (apply a 7-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\Forever (apply a ‘Never delete’ retention label to everything in this folder)

Seems easy enough, right? … [ Continue reading ]

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.… [ Continue reading ]

Scripting

## Update to the WipeExchangeOnlineMailbox tool

Who knew you’d need an update to a tool meant to delete things?

After working with a partner today and an out-of-control email application spamming user mailboxes, we decided an update was necessary.  Outlook became unusable with several hundred thousand messages in Deleted Items. … [ Continue reading ]

Scripting

## 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.… [ Continue reading ]