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Office 365 – How To Import PSTs From Azure Storage Via PowerShell

It’s been over a year since Microsoft started previewing the “PST Import Service” which allowed administrators to import PSTs into Exchange Online mailboxes. The blog post I wrote (“Office 365 – Using the New PST Import Service“) about the service back in May 2015 has been incredibly popular which tells me there’s a high amount […]

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Office 365 – Have You Enabled “Common Attachment Blocking”?

Anyone who works with Office 365 knows that there is no shortage of new features rolling out, the pace at which new functionality is made available definitely keeps you on your toes. Part of what inspired me to develop www.roadmapwatch.com is that I wanted to know more about when features progressed through the various stages […]

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Office 365 – Script to Move Mail Distribution Groups to the Cloud

One of the common limitations that organizations discover when deploying Exchange Online is the inability of users to “self-manage” distribution groups that are synchronized. I’ve written about this in the past including putting together a workaround for environments that have Exchange 2013 on-premises. However, if you want users to be able to do what they’ve […]

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Office 365 – How to Find Missing Recipients in Exchange Online

While Office 365 offers an ever-expanding amount of insight of logging and health information, there are still operational tasks behind the scene that organizations do not have insight into. In many situations, you don’t necessarily care either; take for instance a failure of a database or server, the service has redundancy in place such that […]

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Office 365 – Speculation on New Exchange Online Functionality

While the Office 365 Roadmap is the authoritative source for features being added to the service, many features seem to receive a sort of “official announcement” via blog post or otherwise before they appear on the roadmap. Before the feature announcement, one would assume that Microsoft has made a fair amount of progress of integrating […]

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Office 365 – The (Previously) Undocumented AAD Connect Filter

Just a quick post today on something that doesn’t seem to be well documented and could be helpful… AAD Connect is basically Microsoft’s third version of their Directory Synchronization tool for Office 365. While AAD Connect includes more of a “wizard-type” interface for configuration of components such as AD FS, it’s also the current Directory […]

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Office 365 – Providing Your Users Visual Cues About Email Safety

It seems like every week I see a new phishing story coming through my social media feeds. The stories are all basically the same, someone with access to financials in an organization receives an email from “an executive” and follows instructions to wire thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars overseas. While I’m admittedly […]

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Office 365 – Script to Perform Message Trace By Subject

Just a quick post today on a recent script I had to put together. The message trace feature within Exchange Online works pretty well but can be a challenge if you want to search based on a particular email subject. In a scenario where you want to know who received an email or a set […]

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Office 365 – Script To Recreate “Managed Folders” Functionality

Despite all the new features that Microsoft has introduced around Retention Policies and Archiving, some clients that I work with still long for the day of “Managed Folders”. The “Managed Folders” feature left us with Exchange 2010 and the replacement, “Retention Policies” and “Retention Tags”, can be a difficult to adopt for some organizations. In […]

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