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Microsoft Ignite 2015

15th May, 2015

Back from Microsoft Ignite, great conference but to be honest it was a bit too big really. 25,000 attendees and the venue was enormous!  The food was pretty dire, there were long queues for transportation and the hotels were a long way from the venue.  All in all it was a very tiring week and […]

Setting up a new Office 365 Tenant

30th April, 2015

Setting up a new Office 365 tenant may seem daunting, but actually it is a pretty simple process. In this blog we will take you through step-by-step from going to http://www.office365.com through to having a tenant fully functional. Step 1: Go to http://www.office365.com Step 2: Click Home or Business In our case we’re chosing Business […]

The Shared Mailbox Dilemma

24th April, 2015

The Shared Mailbox Dilemma Microsoft Teams (and Office 365 Groups) whilst having gained serious traction, and by serious – Teams has become Microsoft’s fastest growing App in their history. Shared Mailboxes still have a place in our heart and in the organisation for now, but inevitably they will perhaps fade away, maybe even email will […]

Design for an enterprise scale Exchange 2013 OAB

17th April, 2015

Today we will be discussing how to design your Exchange 2013 Offline Address Book (OAB) for an enterprise scale client.  By enterprise scale client we mean a client with thousands of mailboxes spread over multiple Active Directory sites. See our previous post “Exchange Global Address List and the Outlook Offline Address Book” to clear up any […]

Least access model

11th April, 2015

for Lotus Notes to Exchange data migrations In many organisations to achieve accessing mail data for a migration you add the Lotus Notes Migration ID to the administrators group of the domain(s). However, when requesting 3rd party trusted migration experts like Nero Blanco to perform the migration, you may not like the exposure to data […]

Exchange Global Address List and the Outlook Offline Address Book

2nd April, 2015

Introduction   This document seeks to address and clarify the small misunderstanding surrounding the GAL (Global Address List) and the OAB (Offline Address Book). Quite often all Administrators, even Exchange Administrators simply refer to the users they see in the Address section of Outlook casually as the GAL for ease of reference, but really more […]

Domino Routing Rules – Binary Tree Coexistence Solutions

27th March, 2015

Exchange to Domino Routing Rules specifically relating to Binary Tree Coexistence Solutions Introduction This document seeks to identify the potential pitfalls of Inbound SMTP routing to Domino in a Coexistence environment, particularly when using a static targetAddress that is built by a Directory Synchronisation solution. Routing from Exchange/Office 365 to Domino In a Binary Tree […]

OABGen encountered file error ffffffff

20th March, 2015

The problem started with users reporting that their Offline Address Book (OAB) was missing some recent new starters, actually they said Global Address List (GAL) but that misconception is another story for another day.  Upon investigation it seemed that the issue was a global issue.  So where to start…  I first thought right let’s think through […]

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Bonus

5th December, 2014

Over the past 5 episodes we have been covering all sorts of aspects of Exchange PowerShell fundamentals.  This week I want to give just a few extra hints and tips as you step into the brave world of Exchange PowerShell. Hint 1: Don’t abbreviate Abbreviation is fine when writing directly at the command line, since […]

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Part 5

28th November, 2014

Over the past four parts we have covered connecting to Exchange and discovering cmdlets in part 1. We explored the pipeline in part 2 followed by hash tables, arrays and variables in part 3, and flow control in terms of conditional and iterative processing in part 4. This week we are going to cover different […]

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Part 4

21st November, 2014

Over the past three parts we have covered connecting to Exchange and discovering cmdlets in part 1. We explored the pipeline in part 2 followed by hash tables, arrays and variables in part 3. This week we’re covering flow control in terms of conditional and iterative processing. We covered where (?) and foreach (%) as […]

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Part 3

31st October, 2014

Over the past two weeks we have covered connecting to Exchange and discovering cmdlets in part 1, and we explored the pipeline in part 2. This week we will be talking about hash tables, arrays and variables. Hash Tables The easiest way to picture a hash table is a list of attributes and their respective […]