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Where can I learn and prepare for the new Office 365 Education?
We just launched the new Office 365 Education suite last week so you might be asking where can I learn about the new offering from an Office 365 Administrator/IT perspective or where can I find new tools to help me onboard? We have just added some new readiness tools and training content which I have...
5 Mar 2013
User soft-delete and Dirsync filtering enabled
A huge request I get from my education customers deploying Office 365 for Education is how do you filter out OUs, Domains or users from a Dirsync Appliance? The answer prior to this week was you could enable filtering within Dirsync however it was in an unsupported manner. Great...
10 Aug 2012
DirSync Now Supports Filtering
Early adopters of Office 365 for education will know that the DirSync tool that you can deploy to synchronise your local Active Directory with Office 365 did not allow you to filter the objects that are synchronised (i.e. by OU, user attribute or domain). The good news is that this has changed, and you...
3 Aug 2012
Service Update: Sender Photo Enabled by Default
Here’s a preview of the new Sender Photo feature that is enabled by default for all Outlook Live and Exchange Online users after the December 2011 Service Update . We’ve included some guidance on how to configure Sender Photo and how to disable it (in case a school requires that it be disabled). In the...
17 Feb 2012
64-bit Directory Synchronization tool available for download from Office 365 Portal
If you are planning to deploy the Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization tool (DirSync) for synchronization from Active Directory to Office 365, then we have some important news for you. There’s a 32-bit DirSync client AND a 64-bit DirSync client available for download at the Office 365...
18 Nov 2011
A few customer questions about Office 365
These are a few questions from a university in Washington state looking to move faculty, staff and students to Office 365: Can I have an AD domain of university.local and use Federated ID (Single Sign On) with Office 365? Yes, provided you leverage an Internet routable domain for your UPN...
7 Nov 2011
What type of hardware do I need for a Dirsync server?
This was a question asked by a community college customer deploying Office 365 for Education near Seattle. Dirsync server syncs AD user objects, groups, contacts to Office 365. User objects are synced as MSO IDs and all mail enabled objects are synced to Exchange Online. What server hardware...
21 Oct 2011
Curious Greg builds a Lab–Part II
In part II of our series I’ll be discussing Directory Synchronization (DirSync). This is where Curious Greg can get into a lot of mischief. See with DirSync everything in the connected on-premises forest is synchronized to the cloud. Activating Dirsync. 1. Go to https://portal.microsoftonline...
2 Oct 2011
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