During the inaugural Microsoft Ignite conference, I was selected to present a “community theater” session; my session was titled “Exchange Hybrid – The Unspoken Limitations That You Should Know”.
The idea around this session was the we should always know the capability of a technology before deploying it into production. The earlier we can identify any limitations, the earlier we can communicate them to our project sponsors and end users. In some cases, communication is the only workaround necessary for the limitation, in other cases there are existing workarounds that can be helpful; I have identified some of these workarounds in the presentation slide deck below.
Below was the published session description:
We take you through 10 best practices, considerations, and suggestions that can enrich your Microsoft Teams deployment and ensure both end-user adoption and engagement.
After a quick review of what Exchange Hybrid is and isn’t, the session focused on these 10 limitations:
- Cross-Premises Delegations
- Dynamic Distribution Groups
- Self-Managed Distribution Groups
- Address Lists
- Organizational Relationships with Other Orgs
- When “Single Sign-On” is not Single Sign-On
- ActiveSync Profile Conversion
- The Good and Bad of Directory Sync
- Third-Party SMTP Gateways
- Adding “Up-Level” Versions of Exchange
If you would like the slides from the presentation which includes some of the links to workarounds, I have made them available for download: JoePalarchio_Ignite_Presentation.pdf
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