I’ll be speaking at E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017 (BE-COM.eu) on May 3rd 2017

In a few weeks, I’ll be travelling to Novotel Leuven in my neighboring country Belgium for the E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017, a full-day (May 3rd 2017) of expert presentations and content about Office 365, Exchange, Skype for Business and related technologies. During this day, I will be presenting “Securing Exchange Online”: In this session, Dave Stork will go through the capabilities of Exchange Online (Office 365) to further secure your email data and mail flow. Questions like: •    How

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Creating an Activity alert in Office 365

Within Office 365 you can use Audit Logging to monitor specific actions admins and users take. It’s comparable with Auditing within Exchange, but for most of all actions available in your Office 365 tenant. However, you need to do a search to find those actions perhaps long after the fact. That might be adequate for most organizations, but it would be nice to get an near immediate alert on the important stuff. Luckily, that is also possible! Consider the following

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Can I place my Exchange hybrid management server in Azure and use Azure Domain Services?

As some might know (although I and others have to repeat this regularly…), if you enable directory synchronization from your on-premises Active Directory (AD) and you migrate all you Exchange mailboxes to Exchange Online you still require an Exchange server to manage mail(box) objects. It is the only supported solution, even though some use third party tooling or ADSIedit. Luckily this managing Exchange server doesn’t require the same amount of resources compared to Exchange serves hosting actual production mailboxes. In

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Cheat Sheet: Setting Exchange Mailbox User Permissions via PowerShell

One of the things I get asked about quite a lot, is how you can set specific permissions in Exchange Server and Exchange Online. Most cases the Management Console (in 2010) or the Exchange Admin Center (EAC, Exchange 2013 & 2016 and Online) provide most basic permissions like Full Access, Send As and Send On Behalf. However, sometimes an admin has to set Send on Behalf permissions on a Shared Mailbox or disable AutoMapping, those options are not available via

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Azure Active Directory Synchronization: Object Matching

This post is the fifth in a series about Azure Active Directory Synchronization and will cover Object Matching. Other posts have covered and will cover: Introduction, Part 1 Introduction, Part 2 Filtering, Part 1 Filtering, Part 2 Alternate Logon ID Object Matching and Joining Object matching or joining is relevant if you have multiple Active Directory (AD) forests you want to use for Directory Synchronization to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Previously with DirSync, it wasn’t possible (or supported) to connect

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Azure Active Directory Synchronization: Filtering, Part 2

This post is the fourth in a series about Azure Active Directory Synchronization and will cover Filtering. Originally I’ve planned to make this one post, but in my opinion it became to large and complex thus again a part 2. Other posts have covered and will cover: Introduction, Part 1 Introduction, Part 2 Filtering, Part 1 Object Matching Alternate Logon ID In the previous post I discussed why and how to filter: Domain, Organizational Unit or Attribute based filtering. When to

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Azure Active Directory Synchronization: Filtering, Part 1

This post is the third in a series about Azure Active Directory Synchronization and will cover Filtering. Originally I’ve planned to make this one post, but in my opinion it became too large and complex thus again a part 2. Other posts have covered and will cover: Introduction, Part 1 Introduction, Part 2 Filtering, Part 2 Object Matching Alternate Logon ID   Why would you want to filter? In most cases the current Active Directory (AD) implementation contains a lot

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Azure Active Directory Synchronization: An Introduction, Part 2

This post is the second in a series about Azure Active Directory Synchronization, covering part 2 of an introduction. Previous and follow up posts have covered and will cover: Introduction, Part 1 Filtering, Part 1 Filtering, Part 2 Object Matching Alternate Logon ID As most organizations will not require FIM, I will focus my attention mostly on AADSync. Although DirSync is (unless features from AADSync are required) the first choice, it’s deprecated, but more importantly: most concepts are still unchanged.

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Azure Active Directory Synchronization: An Introduction, Part 1

This post is a first in a series about Azure Active Directory Synchronization, covering part 1 of the introduction. Follow up posts will cover: Introduction Part 2 Filtering Part 1 Filtering Part 2 Object Matching Alternate Logon ID   Why you want to Sync For those who don’t work regularly with Office 365 or other Microsoft cloud services (like Azure, Exchange Online Protection), it can be a complex myriad of information to work through in order to find out what you exactly need. In

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A quick look at the Sunrise Calendar app

Now that Microsoft has purchased the Sunrise Calendar app, it’s probably a good idea to take a closer look to that app and see what we are or will be dealing with before everyone panics (again). The Acompli Outlook app for iOS and Android (from now on referenced as just the Outlook app) has received praise regarding it’s functionality and usability, but also a lot of criticism on security and compliancy. A major issue is the temporary caching of data and

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