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Office 365 Groups – Collaboration Made Easy

July 6, 2016

What are office 365 Groups? Office 365 Groups, AKA Unified Groups, AKA Modern Groups are looking pretty good these days. These new Groups package up the ability to provide collaboration using Conversations, Calendars, Files (Special SharePoint Online Document library), Note Book (OneNote) and more. The mailbox will support storage of up to 50G in size Read More

How to update user display name in SharePoint

July 6, 2016

Scenario A user logs into SharePoint and their login name is stamped in the “hidden” user information list. Their SharePoint footprint is now reflected by this login name. At some point this users name is changed in Active Directory but the change is NOT reflected in the “hidden” user information list despite a successful User Read More

Deactivate Directory Synchronization in new Office365 Admin Center

June 30, 2016

Where did the “Deactivate” page go in Office365 for Directory Synchronization? Can’t find this page anymore from the Admin Center in Office 365? Quit looking…. The “New Way” to Deactivate Directory Synchronization Pretty much everything with regards to managing Directory Synchronization still exists in the new Admin Center, including really cool “at a glance” reporting Read More

Office 365 PS Modules – Quick & Dirty, Connect to all

April 28, 2016

For those of us that just want to get it done the first time vs. having to connect to each service separately. Here’s how you would connect to ALL O365 Services in one GO.   Reference – For long and short explanations on the “how to” https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn568015.aspx   Modules Required https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Managing-Office-365-and-Exchange-Online-with-Windows-PowerShell-06a743bb-ceb6-49a9-a61d-db4ffdf54fa6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US   The Quick & Read More

How to Change a User’s Domain Name and Update Office 365

October 7, 2015

  On occasion you may be required to change or update a users  AD account name.  The user got married, the user opted for a name change or the most common, a user’s name was configured incorrectly to begin with. Below are the steps to take if your domain is also participating in directory synchronization Read More

Turn Off Outlook “Clutter” feature with PowerShell

September 3, 2015

What is Clutter? – https://blogs.office.com/2015/03/03/making-clutter-office-365-even-better/ Here’s how to disable the Clutter feature in Outlook using PowerShell for All mailboxes or individual. Please also note that this will “Disable” the Clutter feature but the Clutter folder will still remain visible.  If you have Clutter enabled it will appear in the options area of your Office 365 Read More

How to Re-Sync a user’s Domain Password after it was reset in Office365

June 2, 2015

  Scenario: Directory Synchronization is occurring between On-premises AD and Office365 (WITHOUT password write-back enabled).  A “synced” users password was reset in the Office365 portal (for any number of Administrative or user related reasons)  Now the “synced” user does not have a synced Domain password.  What to do?  MS Cloud Services support told me not Read More

PowerShell – Retention (Tags & Policy)

July 7, 2014

Create a new Retention Tag New-RetentionPolicyTag -Name 1DAY -Type ‘Personal’ -AgeLimitForRetention 1 -RetentionAction ‘DeleteAndAllowRecovery’ -RetentionEnabled $true Get a List of all Retention Tags Get-RetentionPolicyTag Create a new Retention Policy New-RetentionPolicy “Company Policy” -RetentionPolicyTagLinks “Company Policy-Deleted Items”,”Company Policy-Sent Items” Apply a new Retention Policy to ALL users $UserMailboxes = Get-mailbox -Filter {(RecipientTypeDetails -eq ‘UserMailbox’)} $UserMailboxes | Read More

Get Directory Synchronization Info

June 27, 2014

If you have enabled and configured DirSync you can view basic information regarding “Synchronization Status” from the Office 365 Administration Portal. You can however, view a more detailed overview by running a simple PowerShell command.

Stephanie Kahlam

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