See the difference Office 365 can make

I’ve blogged about my own experience regarding Office 365 in the posts Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case and Migrating to Office 365 Part 2: Exchange Cutover migration tips. I did show a picture of my “server room”, but now I actually have dismantled the physical servers and the difference is best shown in the following pic: To be fair, only the three computers on the floor are active. On the table two switches, a KVM and a

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Exchange 2010 calendar publishing URLs are not updated after migrating to Office 365

With Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 it became possible to share your calendar with anyone outside of you organization, depending on the Sharing Policy implemented by your Exchange Administrator. Users can then share their calendar via an obfuscated or an relatively public URL without the need for authentication (and SSL for that matter). For more information on how to prepare your environment if you want to enable it, see this blog post. However, if an user has this enabled on

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Migrating to Office 365 Part 2: Exchange Cutover migration tips

So in Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case I’ve discussed reasons for migrating, budget and the selected solution. Now I’m going to discuss the technical migration of on-premises Exchange 2010 SP1 mailboxes to Office 365 Exchange Online. Cutover migration As I have chosen the P subscription, my options are somewhat limited as you can see in this matrix. So, cutover migration it is! The Office 365 help has a step-by-step description of the necessary steps that you need

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Send As permission on Office 365 not with Add-ADPermission

With an On-Premises Exchange 2010 environment an administrator hands out Send-As permission with the Add-ADPermission cmdlet. But I found out that this doesn’t work in Office 365. In this case a P plan (no Dirsync, Federation or such), you can see the result in the screenshot: Funny thing is that if you try Add-MailboxPermission to add Send-As permission, the error message redirect you to Add-ADPermission. For handing out Send-As permissions (and other rights) in Office 365, you’ll have to use

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Lync 2010 on Android! Screenshots!

I’ve installed Lync 2010 for Android on my HTC Desire, which is upgraded to Android 2.3 via this update. Configured to use my Office 365 P1 subscription and made some screenshots! Configuration is easy, just enter the correct credentials and voila! You will have to prepare on the Lync 2010 Server end, but this is already done for Office 365. You can change your Status, the What’s happing ballon, see Options and the menu button shows the Sign Out button.

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Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case

This series of an yet unknown number of blog posts will depict my journey from on-premise services to cloud services. I will describe my situation, the choices I had to make and the issues I’ve encountered. It will be a learning experience I wouldn’t want you to miss out on. History I have had a personal Windows Domain for educational purposes for years now. My hypotheses was that by a having a day-by-day environment to upkeep, I would learn important lessons that I

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