Exchange Online / Office 365 – Exchange: Failed to enable the new cloud archive error for existing cloud mailboxes

Recently I ran into an issue which is well documented for mailboxes moved to Exchange Online, but not in this case. This issue occurred on existing online mailboxes with online archive which has been already moved to online for a long time. Nothing appears on the DirSync logs – neither an error or an update – but on the admin portal I had an error message on the User management…

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Office 365 – Multi Factor allows to remember the device (preview)

As you may already, Microsoft has included on Office 365 Enterprise plans the ability to implement and use a multi factor authentication process to secure access to Office 365, in addition of the classic logon/password. It seems this feature will now allows remembering the device for a period of days defined by the administrator; meaning end-users will not have to answer the MFA request each time they connect to Office…

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Office 365 / Microsoft Azure – Azure Active Directory Connect tool installation and configuration

Following the availability of the Azure Active Directory Connect tools allowing multi forest synchronization, attributes selection and much more (and even more to come ), this post will details the installation and configuration steps. First download the tool from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=511690  IMPORTANT this synchronization tool is not available from the usual link shown on the Office 365 Admin portal – this is one still support only ONE AD Forest Install the…

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Microsoft Azure – Azure Active Directory Synchronization tool is now live (Office 365 Multi AD Forest sync)

Microsoft has announced the availability of the Azure Active Directory Synchronization tool – do not mix with Office 365 Directory Synchronization which supports ONLY one AD Forest . This synchronization tool helps to synchronize your On Premises AD with Azure AD, covering multi AD forest sync, attributes selection… This is the first release of this tool and more feature will come. To download this tool go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=511690 You can…

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Office 365 – Simplified Service Settings page

As Microsoft Office 365 is continuously evolving, a new Service Settings page is going to be deployed and available At the time of writing, this new simplified page is only available for new tenant but it should come very soon to all existing tenants. This simplified page does not required submenu anymore and displays all Service Settings within one page as shown below.   Current Service Settings Page New Service…

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Office 365 – Advanced configuration and troubleshooting tools

While working with my Exchange 2013 hybrid configuration, especially updating the hybrid configuration after certificate and domain updates, I ran the HCW on Exchange 2013 SP1 CU 6 and discover few new stuff (I already introduced it with my previous post about the automated OAuth configuration http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=622) As part of this, I took care on the URL displayed while running this new wizard (https://configure.office.com/scenario.aspx?sid=2) and so was interested to see…

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Office 365 – Delve is now available in preview

As you may already know – if not this will be the case, Microsoft has introduced a new setting to allow you to get future release of Office 365 features before these are widely deployed and available. This settings is called Updates\First Release and it can be activated from the Office 365 Admin portal (it may take up to 24 hours to get this fully activated). Why am I talking…

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Office 365 – Update your federation trust with Office 365 by September 23rd

In case of you missed it, Microsoft has published an announcement in the Message Center on the Office 365 Administration portal to request you to update you federation trust by September 23rd. If you don’t do it, your authentication may stop working after this date. This is because they have updated the certificate associated with the tenant to secure the federation trust. To update your trust, just logon on your…

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Office 365 – New settings to set Office 365 landing page

As you may already know, Office 365 services are accessible either directly using their own URL’s (like https://outlook.office365.con or https://<you tenant>.sharepoint.com) but they are also accessible from the Office 365 portal which also allows end-users to install software, update their settings… However, when an end-user type https://portal.office.com , he is usually redirected by default to his OWA mailbox, while admins are directed to the admin portal. A coming update will…

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