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  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Large MailItem Script

    UPDATED : Released 1.4 1. Fixed an issue where corrupted items causes an infinite loop There has been a lot of requests from my customers for an easy way to find large mail items in mailboxes that are planned to be moved to Exchange Online. As you are probably aware, items larger than 25MB are...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Hybrid Mailbox Migration Management

    2014/10/02 Update: New Version 1.1 has been released - fixed a bug that always causes moves to be suspended. If you are going to use the Large Item Limit switch, please use it cautiously and ensure your users have the large items backed up. I wanted to share a small personal project I've been...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Post Service Upgrade

    Office 365 customers running on Wave 14 tenants are gradually being upgraded to Wave 15 tenants. Although communication is being sent out to customers I wanted to add to my blog to help with the visibility in the requirements post upgrade. Customers need to plan for the below dates and need to be prepared...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

    In this post I want to cover the Hybrid Configuration process - specifically detail on the Configure Legacy Exchange Support step. The Hybrid Configuration Wizard has 6 tasks that it executes: Global Prerequisites task – prerequisite check see below. Legacy Exchange Support Task –...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Upgrading DirSync SQL Express Database

    This short article covers the process of an in-place upgrade of the DirSync database to a full standard edition of SQL 2008 R2. Why would we want to do this? Well, you might find yourself in an environment where the total objects are less than 50,000 ,but you still see the database hitting the limit...
  • Blog Post: Managing failed mailbox move requests

    If you haven’t seen my mailbox migration tool yet, go and have a look at it here . It’s been working great for me and my customers that have been using it. If you have a large amount of mailboxes to move it definitely helps with the management and automation of the process. I'm also...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 DirSync Update

    I just received feedback from the Dev Team that an updated version of DirSync Tool has been released that fixes the below Exception in Windows 2003 Domain Controller environments. Microsoft.Online.PasswordSynchronization.DirectoryReplicationServices.DrsException: RPC Error 8440 : The naming context...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 License Reporting

    UPDATE 2014/14/09: New version 0.6 has been released to support Power BI for Office 365 licenses. I’ve been looking for some way of reporting on Office 365 licenses assigned to users and creating a simple Pivot Chart to get an overview of the licenses. There are alot of PowerShell scripts...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard Part 2

    I decided to extend the Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard article into another 2 parts. I've been getting numerous requests on troubleshooting the dreaded Get-FederationInformation Exception. Let’s recap on what the high level steps for the HCW are: Global Prerequisites...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 DirSync Password Synchronization

    Got some great news – Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Agent (DirSync) has a new welcome feature - Password Synchronization - whooohoo. This is great for hybrid and staged migrations and simplifies things tremendously during these types of migrations. If you already have DirSync running...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Certificates and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

    It’s been a while since my last blog, but the world of Microsoft Consulting has been keeping me very busy. In this post I’m going to cover an issue I picked up during an Office 365 Hybrid deployment for a customer. I’m not going to go into much detail around the actual deployment...