Office 365 Retention Policies
Nov18

Office 365 Retention Policies

KB ID 0001620 Problem Most things in Office 365 operate on a 30 day retention principle, but what if you are governed by restrictions that require you to retain your data for 5 years or 7 years in some cases? We have had Retention policies in Exchange for years, and I knew you could create a policy in exchange online, but what about OneDrive or SharePoint data? Well with O365 you can specify a ‘top level’ retention policy...

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Hybrid Exchange: ‘Mailbox Delegation’ Missing?
Oct11

Hybrid Exchange: ‘Mailbox Delegation’ Missing?

KB ID 0001607 Problem This was asked on EE this morning, if you are on a Hybrid Exchange environment then you cannot allocate Mailbox Delegation to an Office365 mailbox; However you can add ‘Mailbox Delegation’ to a ‘local mailbox’. This is completely normal behaviour, to allocate mailbox delegation permissions to your Office 365 mailboxes, you need to use PowerShell. Managing Mailbox Delegation Permissions in...

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Windows: Joining Azure AD (AAD)
Sep19

Windows: Joining Azure AD (AAD)

KB ID 0001596 Problem With more people looking at Microsoft 365 (as opposed to Office 365), then the amount of people who want to join their Windows machines to Azure Active Directory is only going to go up. This is how to join your Windows client devices to Azure Active Directory. Solution  Microsoft have done a good job of hiding where you need to be, Start > Settings > Accounts.. Access Work or School > Connect. STOP! If...

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Forcing Azure AD Connect Sync
Aug29

Forcing Azure AD Connect Sync

KB ID 0001590 Problem If you are using Azure AD Connect, (AAD Connect) to sync your on-premise Active Directory with Azure AD (i.e. for Office 365), then there may be times when you need to manually ‘force a replication’ because by default it’s going to take 30 minutes between each normal ‘delta replication’ Solution If you are directly on the server that’s running Azure AD connect, then use the...

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Azure AD Connect: Correct Or Remove Duplicate Values
Aug28

Azure AD Connect: Correct Or Remove Duplicate Values

KB ID 0001588 Problem I was doing some work for a School recently, their staff were already using Office 365 and their tenancy was all setup. Now they wanted to roll Office 365 out to the pupils, and sync to their on premise Active Directory. Now we could have simply excluded the staff from the Azure AD Connect Sync, but they want to manage their passwords etc. on-premise. Microsoft will tell you if you DON’T have an on-premise...

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Office 365: Enable User Password Reset
May12

Office 365: Enable User Password Reset

KB ID 0001551 Problem If you want to give your Office 365 users the ability to change and recover their passwords this is the procedure. Solution Open the ‘Azure Active Directory’ admin console. If you didn’t already know, Azure is what’s underpinning your Office 365 subscription, Select ‘Azure Active Directory’ > Password reset. I’m enabling for everyone, you can choose...

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