This is a link throw-down for the items discussed during a recent Office 365 workshop that I delivered to customers in beautiful Montreal last week.
I’m posting the links here since they will be available to all of the attendees, and thought that others may also find them useful/interesting.
PowerShell Tips And Tricks
Start with these three articles:
For all PowerShell posts, please review this tag.
Office 365 Public Roadmap
Current Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update
Cross Premises Shared Mailbox Support
Planning an Exchange hybrid deployment. This page has the support statement around what cross-premises permissions are supported. The below is from August 2016.
You should consider the following before you implement an Exchange hybrid deployment:
- Hybrid deployment requirements Before you configure a hybrid deployment, you need to make sure your on-premises organization meets all of the prerequisites required for a successful deployment. For more information, see Hybrid deployment prerequisites.
- Exchange ActiveSync clients When you move a mailbox from your on-premises Exchange organization to Exchange Online, all of the clients that access the mailbox need to be updated to use Exchange Online; this includes Exchange ActiveSync devices. Most Exchange ActiveSync clients will now be automatically reconfigured when the mailbox is moved to Exchange Online, however some older devices might not update correctly. For more information, see Exchange ActiveSync device settings with Exchange hybrid deployments.
- Mailbox permissions migration On-premises mailbox permissions such as Send As, Receive As, and Full Access that are explicitly applied on the mailbox are migrated to Exchange Online. Inherited (non-explicit) mailbox permissions and any permissions on non-mailbox objects—such as distribution lists or a mail-enabled user—are not migrated. Therefore, you have to plan for configuring these permissions in Office 365 if applicable for your organization. For example, you can use the Add-RecipientPermission and Add-MailboxPermission Windows PowerShell cmdlets to set the permissions in Office 365.
- Support for cross-premises mailbox permissions Exchange hybrid deployments support the use of the Full Access mailbox permission between mailboxes located in an on-premises Exchange organization and mailboxes located in Office 365. A mailbox on an on-premises Exchange server can be granted the Full Access permission to an Office 365 mailbox, and vice versa. For example, an Office 365 mailbox can be granted the Full Access permission to an on-premises shared mailbox. Users need to open the mailbox using the Outlook desktop client; cross-premises mailbox permissions aren’t supported in Outlook on the web.Note:
Users might receive additional credential prompts when they first access a mailbox that’s in the other organization and add it to their Outlook profile.
We don’t, however, support the use of the Send-As, Receive-As, or Send on behalf of mailbox permissions in hybrid deployments between on-premises Exchange and Office 365 organizations. We also don’t support delegating permissions to a mailbox or individual folders using the Outlook client. These permissions are only available when both the mailbox granting the permissions, and the mailbox receiving the permissions, are in the same organization. Any mailboxes that receive these permissions from another mailbox need to be moved at the same time as that mailbox. If a mailbox receives permissions from multiple mailboxes, that mailbox, and all of the mailboxes granting permissions to it, need to be moved at the same time. In addition to these permissions, the Auto Mapping feature is also unsupported when used between mailboxes in the on-premises Exchange and Office 365 organizations.
Install AD FS 2016 for Office 365 – first post published. Additional ones to follow.
Installing AD FS 2012 R2 For Office 365 – Step By Step series of 3 posts:
Plan to install Azure Active Directory Connect 1.1 – older solutions are depreciated and will exit out of support in early 2017.
DirSync release announcement of Password Sync.
Authentication changes are available in Office 2013 and Office 2016. The solution has been called Modern Authentication.
This was first announced at MEC 2014 and earlier on the Office blog. The November update on the topic is here.
Microsoft Virtual Academy – multiple training videos
Updated IE Support Policy
MXToolbox – useful site to test DNS records, SMTP blacklists etc.
Remote Desktop Manager 2.7 – download
Test Exchange Connectivity (EXRCA)
Network Tools (note that there is a hyphen in the domain name)
EOP Field Notes – Andrew Stobart’s excellent EOP blog
Remove Management Role Entries – since was unable to pipeline this in Exchange Online
Sysinternals Tools easy download – http://live.sysinternals.com/
Manual Exchange Hybrid Configuration Steps – no longer supported but revel in the fact that you now have the HCW!
The Register – UK IT News site