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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