MigrationPermanentException: The target mailbox doesn’t have an SMTP proxy matching ‘company.mail.onmicrosoft.com’.

One of the most common error message I find when performing mailbox moves to Office 365 – Exchange Online is the “MigrationPermanentException: The target mailbox doesn’t have an SMTP proxy matching ‘company.mail.onmicrosoft.com’.” error: The error message is pretty descriptive and is caused when the mailbox being moved doesn’t have a proxy address that matches the […]

My session at SharePoint Conference.ORG 2014

I had a great time attending and presenting at SharePoint Conference.ORG yesterday. I really enjoyed the great mixture of business, user experience and technical sessions. I presented a “Getting started with Office 365” session and as promised I am making my slide deck available. Slides also available on slideshare For more information about SharePoint Conference […]

Script: Connect-EXO.ps1 – Connect to Exchange Online using remote PowerShell

I recently came across an old script I wrote to simplify connecting to Exchange Online using remote PowerShell and thought I’d polish it up a little and release it in case it could help make life easier for someone else. The script features a GUI that will prompt for your tenant credentials and then connect […]

Do you have a pre-Exchange 2013 SP1 Hybrid or are you using free/busy federation? Update your Federation Trust on Sept 23!

If your organization has an Exchange Hybrid deployment that is not running on Exchange 2013 SP1 or later you may want pay attention. On September 23, 2014, Microsoft will be making a certificate change to the Microsoft Federation Gateway which could affect you. This change could also impact those who are sharing free/busy information between […]

Office 365 Workstation Readiness

As cloud services and Office 365 in general continue to gain popularity, I find myself talking to more and more organizations who are looking to make use of these services. One of the challenges I come up against most often is the issue of workstation readiness and how many organizations tend to overlook the importance […]

Microsoft Office 365 MVP!

Today was a good day! It stared out in Music City – Nashville, Tennessee, I went for an early morning run and was getting ready to kick-off my first project since relocating to the U.S a few weeks ago when, just after 8am I received an email informing me that I had been presented with […]

How to perform a manual synchronisation with AADSync

I recently posted about the preview (CTP) of Azure Active Directory Sync Services (AADSync). There are a number of differences between AAADSync and DirSync, one of these being that the “DirSyncConfigShell.psc1” shell previously used to perform a manual synchronisation is not longer available. Instead, we can now use “DirSyncClientCmd.exe” which is located in “C:\Program Files […]

Azure Active Directory Sync Services – Kicking the “AADSync” tyres

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 in […]