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Guest MVP Post: Changing your MX record for Exchange Online

Microsoft has a blog series called MVP Mondays. I was asked to be a guest author and to write a blog about Office 365. Check out my most recent blog on changing your MX record to FOPE in an Exchange Hybrid configuration, created from Exchange 2010 SP2. This blog highlights some key changes that are […]

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Office 365 Exchange Online Implementation & Migration Book

Late last year Packt Publishing asked fellow MVP Loryan Strant and me if we were interested in writing a book on Office 365. I’ve certainly written a few technical blogs, but never a book with this much detail. Since the topic of this book is right in our wheelhouse, we couldn’t pass it up. Integrating […]

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Video Blog: Migration Strategies to Office 365: Part 2

During part two of this 2-part blog series, Microsoft MVP and PointBridge Professional Services Manager Dave Greve talks about the importance of communications and training within an organization migrating to Office 365. He suggests tips to minimize help desk tickets, maximize adoption early on, provide better ground support during go-live and getting users ready and […]

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Video Blog: Migration Strategies to Office 365: Part 1

During part one this 2-part blog series, I talk about the importance of user experience during migration to Office 365. Microsoft offers many capabilities that ensure an optimal user experience such as Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Directory Sync and Exchange hybrid services. Additionally, I point out options for organizations with external messaging systems to […]

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Global ADFS Logon Options with Office 365

Many global organizations are seeking ways to deliver authentication to their global sites, in the most optimal way.With Office 365, you have the ability to provide your end-users a single sign-on experience with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), integrating with Office 365.In order to leverage ADFS, you have to plan out your authentication strategy.The major […]

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Office 365 Shared Mailboxes and an Auto-reply Rule

Office 365 supports the ability to create Shared Mailboxes, right through the UI or through PowerShell commands. The Shared Mailbox is essentially an unlicensed mailbox with no direct logon capabilities. This means you cannot open the mailbox directly, within the Outlook client. What you can do is open the mailbox with an existing licensed mailbox, […]

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Determining the best way to create shared mailboxes in Office 365, when performing a migration from Lotus Notes or GroupWise

While planning your migration to Office 365, you have a couple options when provisioning Shared Mailboxes in Office 365.Microsoft does not charge you to create Shared Mailboxes in Office 365, if you do it right.Here are your options to create Shared mailboxes. Typically, when planning a migration from a Lotus Notes or GroupWise messaging system, […]

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Missing breadcrumbs in Office 365 SharePoint Online

In Office 365, you are provided with a “parent” site collection that you cannot delete/ remove. Any other site collection created is considered a site collection down level (sub site collection) to the parent site collection (for the purposes of being a shared space.) Typically (if required) you would link the breadcrumbs together by creating […]

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Communicating with a partnering company in Exchange Online while you are migrating to Exchange Online from Lotus Notes

Recently we ran in to an issue while preparing a Lotus Notes customer (let’s call them Company A) to migrate to Exchange Online.As we started to prepare the customer for the first directory sync, the customer had a requirement to start leveraging Microsoft Online and SharePoint Online.Since the customer signed up for standard licenses, we […]

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Signing on to the Microsoft Online Services in both the US Datacenter and the EMEA Datacenter with the Microsoft Online Service Sign-In Client(SSO)

I recently tried setting up a SharePoint site for a client within the EMEA data center and noticed I could not logon to the Microsoft Online Service Sign-In Client (SSO.) I tested logging back in to one of my US datacenter accounts and logged in without a problem. After doing some research, it appears the […]

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You can have your Cake and Eat it Too – Lower Travel Costs and Improve Collaboration

Many organizations today have multiple offices throughout the country and sometimes extend globally.Often times, these offices will have groups of individuals that collaborate with one another based on teams, departments, or even project areas.The demands of collaboration across distributed environments can be challenging and it’s not uncommon for organizations to fly people cross country or […]

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Migrating from GroupWise to Exchange 2007, over SMTP – Flat Forwarding

One of the challenges I had more recently with a migration from GroupWise to Exchange was specifically with users existing in GroupWise and users that have been migrated from GroupWise to Exchange. The scenario is, when users still exist in GroupWise, how do they email users already migrated to Exchange? The best approach, with minimal […]

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Random Client-Side Kerberos issues with PerformancePoint Scorecards

After recently deploying PerformancePoint Scorecards within SharePoint, we’ve noticed some client computers (end-users) could not connect to these scorecards. As an example, we have had a filter on the scorecard that would produce an error of: “No Selections available. Contact your system administrator for assistance. Contact the administrator for more details.” The scorecard also continued […]

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SCR Copy Status – Storage Group Copy Status showing “Initializing”

While implementing a couple SCR solutions, I noticed a common error I have seen while reviewing the copy status of a SCR source and target Exchange 2007 server. I noticed this problem while monitoring the health of a SCR configuration, as an example, run the following command: Ø Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus –Identity <SourceServerStorageGroup> –StandByMachine <TargetServer> | FL […]

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