Unable to change Deleted Item Retention

I recently needed to update the Deleted Item Retention period in Office 365 from the default 14 days to the maximum allowed (30 days) for all mailboxes in my environment. Since I was migrating mailboxes to Office 365 at the time, I wrote a script that I could add to my process which would update … Read moreUnable to change Deleted Item Retention

How and when Clutter is enabled

This question has been bugging me since Clutter was launched, and I was happy to find this thread on the IT Pro Network that answered it. Clutter is one of those features that I take for granted now, but it’s definitely a question that comes up during migrations when users are starting to see it, … Read moreHow and when Clutter is enabled

Transfer Outlook 2010 Autocomplete Cache to a New Profile

One issue that can happen when creating a new Outlook profile in order to configure Office 365 access is that the Autocomplete cache disappears – the reason for this is that the autocomplete cache is tied to the old profile, and doesn’t get carried over automatically… the good news is that there is a way … Read moreTransfer Outlook 2010 Autocomplete Cache to a New Profile

.TrimEnd removes too many characters

I’m working on a migration project where I need to create temporary accounts for each user that I’m going to be migrating (long story, don’t ask!). I wanted a way to create the temporary account based on the real user name, have them easily identifiable as belonging to that user, and then make sure to … Read more.TrimEnd removes too many characters

RetentionHoldEnabled Inconsistency

I ran into an issue today where we discovered that a subset of our users with mailboxes that had been migrated to Office 365 had Retention Hold enabled on their mailboxes – what was strange about this was that we hadn’t set this at all during our migration, and it seemed to be randomly applied … Read moreRetentionHoldEnabled Inconsistency

Migrating to Office 365: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Last night marked the launch of a new Cloud / Office 365 user group hosted by the team at Long View Systems – I had the pleasure of being the inaugural speaker, and we ended up having a great discussion around the various migration strategies available when moving email into Exchange Online. It was awesome getting … Read moreMigrating to Office 365: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Force ADFS Database Sync

This’ll be a quick one – I ran into an issue last night where my secondary ADFS servers were not updating their database settings from the primary, and hadn’t updated in over 10 days. This was causing problems, as I had made some changes to ADFS to configure Yammer SSO, and the correct claims rules … Read moreForce ADFS Database Sync

OneDrive now Supports Syncing Shared Folders

In a surprise move (to me, at least), Microsoft has enabled a feature in OneDrive that allows you to add a folder that has been shared with you into your OneDrive folder hierarchy. I’m not sure when this got enabled, but I only just noticed it, and man, am I excited to see this feature … Read moreOneDrive now Supports Syncing Shared Folders

OneNote: Better than ever, and now even more free

OneNote is easily my most favorite productivity application ever – and most definitely the one application I can’t live without! I’ve been using it since Office 2007, and I continue to love it all the way through to 2013 – even when I was using a Mac exclusively for a while, I couldn’t find anything … Read moreOneNote: Better than ever, and now even more free