Office 365 – ADFS authentication error code 8004789A when logging with web browser

If you are using Office 365 and have implemented ADFS to manage the authentication to Office 365 services, this post is for you You may get the following error code – 8004789A – when logging on to Office 365 with web browser (Exchange Online OWA or SharePoint Online), while Outlook or any ActiveSync device is working fine   The solution is simple: check if the Issuer (URI) URL is set…

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ForeFront UAG – Announcement: Microsoft is stopping ForeFront UAG

Today, Microsoft has announced an update regarding the ForeFront product line. After announcing the end of ForeFront TMG and ForeFront Protection – see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=422, Microsoft is now ending ForeFront UAG too. ForeFront UAG will be removed from the catalog in July 2014; as for ForeFront TMG, support will be maintained until the end of his lifecycle – until April 2015 for standard support and April 2020 for extended support. Customer…

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Office 365 – New SharePoint Online administration option for SkyDrive Pro

A new administration option is available for SharePoint Online administrators to manage SkyDrive Pro storage allocation Go to your SharePoint Online administration portal using the Admin menu from the Office 365 portal or use the direct URL https://<your tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com Then, on the left side, go to the new SkyDrive Pro section Then you will be able to change the storage allocation – from 25 Gb to 100 Gb – by…

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Yammer – Add Yammer on your Office 365 top navigation

Following the announcement and then the availability for Office 365 Enterprise plan of Yammer (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=571 to activate Yammer on your Office 365 subscription), you may want to add Yammer on the top navigation bar To do so, it’s really simple. Just logon to your Office 365 administration portal and go to the SharePoint administration from the Admin menu or use the direct URL https://<your tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com Then go to the…

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Exchange / Office 365 – Hybrid configuration or Exchange 2013 CU 3 failed with error

Recently, I tried to deployed the latest cumulative update release for Exchange 2013 as well as implement hybrid configuration with my Office 365 which was finally fully upgraded – I say fully upgraded because even after receiving the notification of my tenant has been upgraded to latest version there was still a component running on older version, I mean FOPE. After raising a service request to Office 365 support and…

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Yammer – Upgrade your Basic Yammer to Enterprise with Office 365 E plan

Following the earlier announcement, Microsoft has started to upgrade existing Office 365 E plan to allow them to get Enterprise Yammer. You have to start the Yammer upgrade from your Office 365 Portal. Log on to your Office 365 administration portal with an administrator account; if your tenant is ready for the upgrade, you should see a new section below Service Overview called Included Services Click on this link and…

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Yammer – Synchronize your directory with Yammer

If you have SharePoint 2013 installed as part of an Enterprise Agreement, you now have access to Yammer as part of this license. However, you might have already started using a public Yammer network before it was part of that license. If so, how do you make sure all of the users in your on-premises Active Directory are also in your Yammer network? Good news, you can use Active Directory…

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Office 365 – Manage quarantined message

Update – November 29th add the spam notification With the update of Office 365, Exchange Online has been updated to Exchange 2013 (as you already know) but also ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) as well. In this post, here are some key points after the upgrade of FOPE – especially to manage quarantined mails. Access the quarantine This is important as no more quarantine notification will be sent –…

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Office 365 – New app available for Windows Phone 8

If you are Office 365 administrator and have a Windows Phone 8, this is for you Microsoft has released a Windows Phone 8 app to follow up the Office 365 health state – this is a good starting point but would be nice to have more administration options, such as reset password, create user…. Hoping this will come with a later update http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/office-365-admin/76f9b288-37bc-4d75-8164-16d1df0447a2

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Windows 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1 – Bring your own device with Workplace Join

With Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft starts to simplify the BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. Indeed, on Windows 8.1 (this is not available with Windows 8, so upgrade for free your Windows 8 device ), a new feature called Join Workspace allow end-users to connect and use corporate resources without being obliged to join the domain.   Prerequisites To be able to use this feature, the following…

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Office 365 – New Lync Online sign-in troubleshooting tool

Microsoft is providing a new online troubleshooting tool for Office 365 services. This one has to be used for Lync Online sign-in issues. This online troubleshooting tool is based on experience learned by Office 365 support team over the last 9 months. The first step is to go to http://aka.ms/LyncSignIn and follow the troubleshooting wizard Select who is having sign-in issues – user specific, group or everyone within your organisation…

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Office 2013 – New context option available on Outlook 2013

I know this is a very small thing but it will change a little bit our day to day mailbox management With the November 2013 updates for Office 2013, a new option is now available from ANY folders within a mailbox hosted on Exchange. Yes, this is only available for Exchange mailbox as the feature in question is the recover deleted items. Before the November 2013 update, to recover a…

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Office 365 – DirSync can now be installed on domain controller

UPDATE – November 23rd – a new version has been released. The version is 1.0.6567.0018 UPDATE – November 12th – this version and reference associated has been removed. Many issues have been introduced, such as filtering not applied or corruption in display name (not everyone has been impacted anyway) Recently – in fact yesterday, November 4th, Microsoft has released a new version of the Directory Synchronization tool which now can be…

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Office 365 – Directory Synchronization tool can be installed and configured on Windows Server 2012 R2

For those who wants/had already deployed Windows Server 2012 R2 to host the Office 365 Directory Synchronization tool, you can do it. DirSync is fully functional on Windows Server 2012 R2 even if it’s not yet documented. Don’t forget ensure to use the latest version of DirSync available from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=278924

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Windows – Rights Management sharing application

For those who already played used Right Management Services, you already know it is difficult either not possible to share document secured by RMS with someone outside of your company. Now, with Windows Azure Right Management it’s becoming easier to share protected document outside of the company. All you need is an Office 365 tenant (as it comes with RMS) and the updated client for Windows – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40857 – you…

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