Nowadays, a “normal” ADFS infrastructure with high available ADFS servers and high available proxy servers in the DMZ is not future proof anymore. Especially, since most companies want to remove the dependency of on-premise servers to authenticate to cloud services. Therefore, I was tasked to create a plan to get rid of our on-premise ADFS infrastructure.
Continue reading “Move away from ADFS to password sync or PTA”
Our company acquired some smaller companies lately and since most of them are working in Office 365 I am tasked for a smooth integration. With this blog I want to give some basic tips and address things which can be easily overlooked. Continue reading “Migrate mailboxes between Office 365 tenants”
Case: I needed to disable Outlook reminders for the company and leave the option to re-enable it back for the user. This means you have to create a Group Policy Preference and arrange it by registry (apply once and do not re-apply). I could find some old articles but nothing helped me accomplish the exact task. This is the right way to do it! Continue reading “Disable Outlook 2016 reminders”
Part 1: Create a service account
In order to run a script we will use a separate service account. Create this account in Active Directory without additional permissions but with a strong password. In Office 365 I made this account Exchange Administrator for demo purposes but you can limit permissions depending on the tasks you want to automate. Continue reading “Automate tasks secure with Powershell against Office 365”
Last year Microsoft made the decision to activate Yammer on every new and existing tenant by default to encourage using it. Not everyone is happy with this and therefor I will describe how you can manage this from an admin’s point of view. Also many companies want to disable the access to the Office 365 store and remove the app that goes with it. Continue reading “Remove the Store and Yammer app from the app launcher in Office 365”
When users migrated to Office 365 complain about performance it’s mostly because they are using many shared mailboxes and calendars or have a big personal mailbox (5GB+). However, with some simple tricks you can increase performance quite a bit for them. Continue reading “Troubleshoot and solve Outlook performance issues”
Mostly after assigning permissions for a Room Mailbox in Office 365 the permissions are not correctly synchronized to Outlook clients. I created cases at Microsoft for this “bug” but it seems a fix for this annoying issue is still far away. However instead of waiting for days (or eternity) there is something you can do to fix this within minutes! Continue reading “Fix Office 365 Room Mailbox permission issues”
Recently, Microsoft switched over their default OneDrive for Business to the new OneDrive sync client. It was already possible to run it but was still in a beta phase. In the last couple of months, I did some extended testing and even did a rollout recently for a big company. I can honestly say the improvements are significant, especially in stability.
Continue reading “Prevent headaches by upgrading to the new OneDrive for Business next generation sync client”
If you want to roll out OneDrive For Business into your organization and you also want to make life easy for the users you can bulk preprovision the OneDrives. Luckily there is a way to retrieve all Office 365 users and with some Excel/Notepad++ tricks you can list them in a txt file and preprovision 200 OneDrives at the same time (you can do this multiple times). Continue reading “Preprovision hundreds of OneDrives at the same time”
I came up to create this easy script (with a little bit of help) because I wanted to bulk assign users an E3 license but without assigning Exchange Online functionality. The scripts I found on the internet were way to complex or just not working.
You can have several reasons why you do not want to assign every part of the license to a user. In my case mailboxes for this customer would not be migrated to Office 365 for the next months and therefor I don’t want Office 365 to create a mailbox for these users. Continue reading “Bulk assign custom Office 365 licenses via Powershell”