Ignite: Join me for a theater session of Migration from Google Apps to Office 365

Ignite: the largest conference for people involved in IT that Microsoft organizes this year. It is the consolidation of multiple conferences into one, like MEC, SharePoint Conference, TechEd, etc. The ideal time to catch up with tech friends and get up to date on new features, new announcements, … so a lot to look forward too. […]

5 Gotchas when migrating from Google Apps into Office 365

Microsoft is pushing a lot on Google Apps Winbacks, unfortunately migrating from Google Apps to Office 365 is not as easy as it looks. When you migrate from Google Apps into Office 365, there are some gotchas you have deal with. 1. Labels vs folders Google Mail uses Labels instead of Folders. Office 365 has […]

Remote Mailbox Move Failures

When moving mailboxes from Exchange On-premise to Exchange Online , A very common error is ‘You can’t use the domain because it’s not an accepted domain for your organization’ as per the image below. The reason this happens is because there are proxy addresses in the mailbox that you are trying to move have domain […]

Office 365 Tech Tip of the Week: Search for Large Items In Users Mailbox

Description: Get-MailboxFolderStatistics CMDLET is used to provide folder information, including the size and number of messages within the folder. Additional Source: Get-MailboxFolderStatistics http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996762%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx Exchange Online Limits http://technet.microsoft.com/library/exchange-online-limits%28EXCHG.150%29.aspx Scenario: When attempting to migrate a user’s mailbox it keeps failing due to large items. Sometimes users that have an On-Premise mailbox tend to have messages larger than […]

Tracing messages back into history!

Recently the functionality of Message Trace in Exchange Online was improved so that you could go back into the mists of time, well… 90 days; and retrieve message information. Any request for message traces that are over 7 days require a custom search in the Exchange Online Admin Center. Once you specify the date beyond […]

Office 365 Tech Tip: Creating a User in Powershell and Assigning a Role to a User

One of the great things about using Windows Powershell is the ability to assign a role to a user. When you’re organized, things generally run much smoother. Having the ability to create users and assign roles to them ensures that users are held responsible, and accountable, for tasks assigned to them. After reading this tech […]

Exciting new developments around OneDrive for Business

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas so I have to catch up on the latest news by reading blogs. The first one I read was about OneDrive for Business and all the latest developments! Probably one of the most exciting parts was the launch of OneDrive for Business as a […]

Converting ADFS domains to DirSync with Password sync, step by step

In this post I’m not going to cover the advantages of dirsync with password sync. You can find a lot of articles on this blog to help you with that. But what do you do when you are convinced that you want to transition from ADFS to DirSync with password sync. First you have to […]

Office 365 – Using SharePoint alerts without Exchange license

One of our Office 365 customers has around 500 SharePoint Online licenses. They would like those users to be able to use the alert functionality in SharePoint. There is only one problem, the users are not employees of the company but partners. They have an username, @contoso.com, but are not Contoso employees so they never […]