Office 365

Decommission Exchange after Migration

A question that I get asked a lot is regarding whether or not there needs to an Exchange Servers left on premises after a hybrid migration has been completed. Clients are often keen to decommission the Exchange environment to lessen the management of those servers. It...

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Setup Group Based Licensing

The background here is that we all know it is pretty easy to go into the console and to add the relevant Office 365 licenses to a particular user. You can even script it if you are doing hundreds. But what it you could just put them in an AD group and have...

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Connect local Active Directory to Azure AD

In the last two sections we talked about setting up the Office 365 tenant from scratch and them applying the external domain to it. It is now ready to go but we now need to add the users/groups/contact etc from your Active Directory On Premises into the new Azure AD...

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Why Your UPN Should Match Your Primary SMTP Address

Since the early days of Office 365, the discussion of changing UPNs has been had between consultants and clients. The discussions range from “what is a UPN” to “this line-of-business application uses UPN for login, the application would need to be reinstalled and the...

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Create a new Office 365 tenant – Step 2

So you have a new tenant, albeit a bit empty. Let's get into some of the configuration of it all. The first setup is to verify the domain that you want to use. We can't be stuck with just limegreenfrog.onmicrosoft.com even though that is an important item. Let's now...

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Create a new Office 365 tenant – Step 1

Everybody needs to start somewhere and obviously at some point there was a need to create the Office 365 tenant from scratch. In this article I will guide you through step by step on who to perform these tasks. Signup for a new Office 365 tenant Decide on the...

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Connect to Office 365 via Powershell

To perform a large number of tasks, especially custom automated tasks, it is necessary to connect to the Office 365 tenant with Powershell. If you are familiar with Powershell in Exchange then the commands are very similar. Clearly there are additional cmdlets that...

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