Quick Tip: Managing Focused Inbox in Exchange Online

Good news! Focused Inbox is now live in Exchange Online! Bad news, it is enabled by default for new mailboxes, even for migrated users, which could see a massive change in behaviour that you/your users aren’t expecting! Thankfully, if you are using the latest version of the Exchange Online PowerShell Module you can manage these … More Quick Tip: Managing Focused Inbox in Exchange Online

How to send a custom email to a group of recipients using PowerShell and Office 365

I was recently working with a client who needed to send out an email from Office 365 that was built from various fields in a CSV file to recipients also held in the CSV. A good example would be a class list where you have the students’ details, along with their course name and grade … More How to send a custom email to a group of recipients using PowerShell and Office 365

Manually setting Free/Busy endpoint for Exchange Hybrid

In a couple of scenarios recently I have come across clients where they have TMG/UAG/ISA in front of their Exchange Hybrid deployment and cannot allow traffic through to their Exchange infrastructure that isn’t pre-authenticated at the reverse proxy. This became a stumbling block most notably for Free/Busy with Exchange Hybrid – which uses Autodiscover to … More Manually setting Free/Busy endpoint for Exchange Hybrid

New “Automatic Reply” settings in Outlook on the Web

Microsoft have just announced some new features coming to Automatic Replies in Outlook on the Web to make managing calendaring during leave much easier. Firstly, you can use your Automatic Replies settings to automatically block out your calendar for the duration of your break/time away, saving you from having to go to your calendar to … More New “Automatic Reply” settings in Outlook on the Web

Quick Script: How to identify domains used that aren’t accepted domains in Office 365

This post follows on from my earlier post with a script to remove Domains from Exchange On-Premises. If you haven’t read that yet, you can find it here. After realising that I had users in my Exchange environment that were using domains that were not added as accepted domains in Office 365, I worked out … More Quick Script: How to identify domains used that aren’t accepted domains in Office 365

New Script – LicenseAndHold.ps1 – License/Delicense users in batches and place on hold

My new script has been added to the Technet Gallery for use in migration scenarios moving to Exchange Online where you want to create mailboxes for batches of users, place the new mailboxes on hold immediately, and then remove the mailboxes all in batches. I have a lot of projects coming up where I need … More New Script – LicenseAndHold.ps1 – License/Delicense users in batches and place on hold

Warning – Update to Office 365 Certificate could break your Exchange 2013 Hybrid

In a blog post published on 19th February the Exchange Team blog announced that an upcoming certificate renewal for Office 365 on 15th April 2016 will break Hybrid mail flow in certain circumstances. These are: If you are running Exchange 2013 CU8 or earlier. You have upgraded to Exchange 2013 CU9 or later, but have not re-run … More Warning – Update to Office 365 Certificate could break your Exchange 2013 Hybrid