This is a link fest for the items discussed during a recent Office 365 workshop delivered in an unusually tropical Calgary last week. Calgary +12 in December is always a win!!
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
Office 365 Datacentre Map
Current Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update
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 December 2017. Note that the cross-premises permission support has recently change. Please review the previous versions of this post to compare the older support statement.
- 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, Full Access, Send on Behalf of, and folder permissions, that are explicitly applied on the mailbox are migrated to Exchange Online. Inherited (non-explicit) mailbox permissions and permissions granted to objects that aren’t mail enabled in Exchange Online are not migrated. You should ensure all permissions are explicitly granted and all objects are mail enabled prior to migration. Therefore, you have to plan for configuring these permissions in Office 365 if applicable for your organization. In the case of Send As permissions, if the user and the resource attempting to be sent as aren’t moved at the same time, you'll need to explicitly add the Send As permission in Exchange Online using the Add-RecipientPermission cmdlet.
- Offboarding As part of ongoing recipient management, you might have to move Exchange Online mailboxes back to your on-premises environment.For more information about how to move mailboxes in an Exchange 2010-based hybrid deployment, see Move an Exchange Online mailbox to the on-premises organization.
For more information about how to move mailboxes in hybrid deployments based on Exchange 2013 or newer, see Move mailboxes between on-premises and Exchange Online organizations in hybrid deployments.
(note the space between AD and FS)
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