Configuring session timeouts for Outlook on the Web (OWA) in Exchange Online

In today’s browser first, cloud first world, many organizations look at reducing risk by imposing strict session timeout settings on their productivity tools and applications. The idea generally is that if a user is not actively using and application for 10 –15 mins, they have completed the task they were working on and have forgotten […]

Exchange Hybrid Deployment and Sizing

In September, I posted about the great new Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard and while there is no question that the HCW is a great help when configuring hybrid deployments, there are a few other important considerations to take into account when deploying Exchange Hybrid. I’ve helped many organizations deploy hybrid configurations and move mailboxes […]

My Get-AZCopyGUI.ps1 script has been updated

At the end of May, I published my Get-AZCopyGUI.ps1 script which is a simple GUI wrapper for AZCopy.exe and helps simplify the process of importing .PSTs into Exchange Online. Today I published an updated version of the script which fixes a small bug and provides some additional functionality. The GUI now includes the following new options: The […]

Using a certificate to encrypt credentials in automated PowerShell scripts

PowerShell is a great way to help automate frequent or repetitive tasks and every now and then these tasks require some form of authentication. You could just store the service account password in the script, but I’m really not a fan of doing that and I’m sure you’d agree it really isn’t a very good […]