Distribution Groups, Naming Policies and You!

Office 365 Groups: Next Gen Distribution Lists? Lately Microsoft has been putting a lot of focus on Office 365 groups as an ad hoc, user driven collaboration platform. These Office 365 Groups are also used for Microsoft Planner, as each Office 365 Group creates a plan, and every time a user creates a new plan … Read moreDistribution Groups, Naming Policies and You!

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

Lessons Learned, SharePoint Online Edition

When you connect to as many different Office 365 tenancies as I do, it’s easy to lose track of which tenant you’re connecting to – especially if you’re working on one project, but logging on to another tenant to test changes. Sure enough, I was testing OneDrive sync restrictions for a client, and I accidentally … Read moreLessons Learned, SharePoint Online Edition

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

IMAP Migrations: Last synced time is WRONG!!

This has been driving me crazy – I’m running an IMAP migration for one of our clients, and the batches don’t appear to have been running their regular incremental sync (by default supposed to run every 24 hours). After digging around in PowerShell cmdlets trying to see if I could find a way to determine … Read moreIMAP Migrations: Last synced time is WRONG!!