MCS UK Unified Communications Blog

All things UC related from Microsoft Consulting Services UK : architecture, best practice, news for Exchange and Lync, both on-premise and cloud

May, 2011

  • Outlook Performance Counters are missing…

    I have been working on a number of Exchange projects recently with cloud integration.  One common area of concern when you move a workload to the cloud is end user performance – will my users have an acceptable experience? To help customers make...
  • Support for Virtualising Exchange Server 2010 SP1 has changed..?

    The support stance for virtualising Exchange Server 2010 SP1 has changed significantly over the last few days and seems pretty unambiguous. However you need to be a bit careful about what actually is and isn’t supported. The statement from Kevin Allinson...
  • Office 365 Directory Synchronization

    Dirsync is required to support Single Sign On (SSO) and creates Mail Enabled Users (MEU) in the cloud tenant. Installing Dirsync allows you have a unified Global Address List (GAL) between on-premise and cloud (Office 365).  It also allows you to...
  • Adding and Verifying a Federated Domain

    Steps Action Launch Microsoft Online Services Identity Federation Management tool At the PowerShell command prompt type Type $cred = Get-Credential In the pop up window specify the username used for online account management (your Office 365 administrator...
  • Configuring ADFS v2.0 for Office 365

    1              Here are the steps i followed for configuring ADFS for Office 365 (see my previous post for installing ADFS) Steps Action Click, Start, Admin Tools, ADFS 2.0 Management Click ...
  • Installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) v2.0

    Here are the steps i followed when installing ADFS 2.0 Steps Action Start the ADFS installation Launch AdfsSetup.exe On the Welcome to the ADFS 2.0 Setup Wizard page, click Next   Accept the End-User License Agreement and click Next Select the required...
  • Office 365 Namespace Requirements

    Please find a list of typical namespaces that are required when setting up and installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 and rich coexistence with Office 365 Namespace Value On premise SMTP Namespace...