Office 365 Archive

Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) has become synonymous with Office 365 in recent years and while DirSync isn’t a requirement, I haven’t seen any organisations consuming Office 365 services without it. In simple terms, DirSync can be used to synchronise local Active Directory objects to a Windows Azure Active Directory instance which is...
##Update## Since writing the post, I have been able to obtain a copy of the hotfix described in KB2926055 and I can confirm that it does fix this issue. I recently came across an interesting issue when attempting to log into Lync Online using Lync for Mac 2011. This was a newly installed an...
Every now and then I have a need to contact Office 365 support in order to help a customer resolve a particular issue. Logging a support request is easily done via the “Support” menu in the Office 365 admin portal, however it usually takes me a while to find a a contact telephone number...
Back in 2011 I posted about the Microsoft Online Services Internet Connection Performance Test which was a tool that helped measure response times, bandwidth, and overall connection quality in preparation for consuming Microsoft Online services. The tool disappeared without warning after a while and was never replaced. A few months ago now it seems...
In part 1 we briefly looked at the architectural changes made to modern public folders in Exchange 2013 as well as some of the things to you may want to consider as you prepare to migrate you public folders to Exchange Online. In this post we will step through the actual migration process in...
I’ve been meaning to get this series published for some time now. I can’t believe it is almost 2 months since TechEd Australia 2013! During my session, I briefly covered modern public folders and how to migrate them to Exchange Online. My aim is to build on that session with a couple of posts...
In case you missed my session at TechEd Australia last week the session recording and slide deck is available on Channel 9 or by clicking here: http://cgoo.se/18TNT8Y I’m currently working a series of posts about Public Folder migration to Exchange Online. I touched on it during the session, but will be publishing more details...
As we are all aware, the next wave of Office 365 is currently in preview and will be available soon. One of the expected (and long awaited) new features is the ability to administer Lync Online via PowerShell, this is something that is lacking in the current release. I was recently working with a...
Ever wondered what version of Exchange your tenant is provisioned on? Michael Van Horenbeeck has written quick post on how to determine this. I think this will be really handy in the near future so I wanted to share it. You can check the version by issuing the following cmd via powershell: Get-OrganizationConfig |...
Microsoft recently released Lync Basic 2013, a slimmer version of the Lync client that provides all the basic functionality available in the full version of Lync 2013. Some of the notable missing features in the basic client are advanced call features such as team ring, call forwarding, simultaneous ring, voice mail, call park, call...