TCA Podcast Episode 28: The Community Khaleesi Returns

July 1 every year is a big day for the MVP community - Its renewal day for MVPs and we also get to welcome new MVPs into the community. Nicolas, Warren and I are humbled to have been renewed and to be part of this amazing community for another year. In this episode, we had a lot of fun catching up with Anna Chu (a.k.a The Community Khaleesi) to talk about being an MVP, the MVP summit and got a sneak peak into Ignite and Ignite The Tour coming up later this year.

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TCA Podcast Episode 27: Modern Hybrid In Exchange (and little old ladies)

The Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) has come a long way since it was first introduced in Exchange 2010 SP2, prior to that configuring a hybrid deployment required ~50 manual steps. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Greg Taylor and Georgia Huggins while in Redmond recently to talk about the evolution of the HCW and what challenges the newly released Hybrid Agent solves for customers.

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TCA Podcast Episode 26: "There is no choice... that is do nothing and stay secure"

We often talk about “The long tail of previous best practices” and how in today’s ever-evolving cloud landscape it is very important to follow updated guidance, this includes keeping our security policies up to date. Nic sat down with Tarek and Mark from Microsoft to talk about Azure AD security, the evolution of identity management and the need to modernize legacy applications.

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TCA Podcast Episode 25: The Legendary Ross Smith IV

If you’ve ever used the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator or consulted The Exchange Preferred Architecture you’ll be very familiar with the work of our guest, Ross Smith IV. Nic and Warren caught up Ross to talk about his 19-year tenure at Microsoft and his new role in Intune Engineering, giving us a sneak peak into some of the innovation we can look forward to in Outlook for iOS and Android.

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TCA Podcast Episode 24: Organizational Change Management and Adoption

There is no denying that the only constant with cloud services is change, the nature and rate of this change often brings about some interesting challenges for organizations. We sat down with Anna Donnelly to talk about organizational change management, driving user adoption and how a sound change management strategy is essential to the success of your cloud adoption project.

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TCA Podcast Episode 22: Governance With Antonio Maio

Governance is a big word and is a concept that is often thrown around. It seems to confuse a lot of organizations, even those who have successfully navigated the cultural and technology changes often brought on by cloud adoption. The ‘on by default’ nature of many cloud services has made it even more important for organizations to plan their governance strategy before adopting these services, so we sat down with Antonio Maio to talk about the need for governance and why it isn’t something that should be overlooked.

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Exchange Online - No DKIM keys saved for this domain

I recently came across an interesting issue when attempting to enable DKIM for a domain in Exchange Online. When accessing the DKIM options via the Exchange Admin Center, I didn’t have the option to enable DKIM, instead saw the “No DKIM keys saved for this domain” message shown in the screenshot below: Fortunately, we are able to manage DKIM configuration via PowerShell. Once connected to Exchange Online, you can list the DKIM cmdlets using Get-Command:

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Get-Command -Module tmp_dmwhjqj3.m1c *dkim*

We can use New-DkimSigningConfig cmdlet to enable DKIM for a particular domain:

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New-DkimSigningConfig -DomainName domain.com -Enabled $True

Once run, you’ll notice that the Exchange Admin Center will now show DKIM as enabled for the domain. If you haven’t already, you’ll also need to create the relevant DNS records to ensure that DKIM functions correctly. The following records will be required:

  • selector1._domainkey.domain.com = CNAME: selector1-domain-com._domainkey.tenant.onmicrosoft.com
  • selector2._domainkey.domain.com = CNAME: selector2-domain-com._domainkey.tenant.onmicrosoft.com

Fellow MVP Jaap Wesselius has a great post on SPF, DKIM and DMARC.

TCA Podcast Episode 21: Get-IoTEpisode -GuestName “Anthony Bartolo”

The Internet of things (IoT) seems to be everywhere these days. Anything from connected light bulbs and door bells to sensors that monitor and report the drying and curing of concrete in real time, there seems to be an IoT solution for every problem but IoT is so much more than just a sensor connected to a Raspberry PI. Microsoft’s Anthony Bartolo sat down with us at Ignite to explain what IoT is, why IT Pros should pay attention and how to get started.

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