OWA and Moving Mailboxes to Office 365

Lets imagine a scenario where you are using an on-premises Exchange Server and users’ use Outlook Web App, and then you move some mailboxes to the Office 365 cloud with Hybrid Coexistence enabled. The user might not know their mailbox has been moved and so yesterday they went to https://mail.company.com/owa, but today they need to visit… Continue reading OWA and Moving Mailboxes to Office 365

Assign Specific Licences in Office 365 Via PowerShell

  To add specific licences to users in Office 365 without using the portal, and to assign subsets of the licences available requires two things. First you need to enumerate the licences and licence service plans, then you need to assign the new plan you have created to your users. This can be performed in… Continue reading Assign Specific Licences in Office 365 Via PowerShell

Office 365 and Dynamic Distribution Groups

Updated Dec 8th 2011 to remove reference to LegacyExchangeDN In Office 365 with Hybrid Deployment, if you create Dynamic Distribution Groups on the on-premises Exchange organization, these objects are not replicated to Office 365 via DirSync. Therefore for mailboxes in the Office 365 cloud they will not see the Dynamic Distribution Group in their Global… Continue reading Office 365 and Dynamic Distribution Groups

Migrate to Office 365 Using the Command Line

Cutover Migrations and Staged Simple Exchange Migrations from on-premise and hosted email systems can be done by the remote PowerShell command line (Powershell to Exchange Online). The help for New-MigrationBatch claims that migrations from Hotmail are possible, but the actual commands are not working at this time. Doing a migration via the command line is… Continue reading Migrate to Office 365 Using the Command Line

Fixing Exchange Online Hydration Issues With Enable-OrganizationCustomization

“Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation” is an error you can see in Office 365 Rich Coexistence when you are first configuring the settings. There are other errors that can occur which also are the result of the same issue, for example I have seen “Error when getting bip rule” and… Continue reading Fixing Exchange Online Hydration Issues With Enable-OrganizationCustomization

Adding Servers to ADFS 2.0 Farms – Subject Alternative Name Issues

When you add additional servers to an ADFS 2.0 farm and you have used a subject alternative name from your certificate to create the first server in the farm the additional servers will not be able to join the farm. If you have used the subject name on the certificate all works fine. You get the… Continue reading Adding Servers to ADFS 2.0 Farms – Subject Alternative Name Issues

Publishing ADFS Through ISA or TMG Server

To enable single sign-on in Office 365 and a variety of other applications you need to provide a federated authentication system. Microsoft’s free server software for this is currently Active Directory Federation Server 2.0 (ADFS), which is downloaded from Microsoft’s website. ADFS is installed on a server within your organisation, and a trust (utilising trusted… Continue reading Publishing ADFS Through ISA or TMG Server

Changing ADFS 2.0 Endpoint URL for Office 365

If you are configuring single sign-on for Office 365 then you will need a server running Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (ADFS 2.0). When you install this you are asked for a URL that acts as an endpoint for the ADFS service, which if you are publishing that endpoint through a firewall such as TMG… Continue reading Changing ADFS 2.0 Endpoint URL for Office 365

Random Chinese Characters in Exchange 2010 SP1 Emails

I have been sent a few emails from a client that start like this: 格tml> 格ead> 猼tyle㰾!– .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Tahoma } –>⼼style> ⼼head> 㰊body class=’hmmessage’> The HTML characters repeat throughout the message, but not on every message, though those sent from Hotmail are typically affected (but it… Continue reading Random Chinese Characters in Exchange 2010 SP1 Emails