How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 1 – Authenticating OWA with Kerberos

In this series of blogs I’m going to look at the end-to-end process of taking an organisation from not publishing any Exchange on-premises services to the internet, to publishing Autodiscover, Outlook and OWA/Outlook on the Web externally, secured with Azure AD Conditional Access, Hybrid Modern Authentication and the Azure Application Proxy. … More How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 1 – Authenticating OWA with Kerberos

How to manually set OneDrive for Business to show in Windows Explorer

Whilst moving a client to OneDrive for Business recently we experienced occasions where individual machines would not show the shortcut to their OneDrive folder in Windows Explorer by default (See Below). The steps below are how to manually set the registry to show this shortcut. Press (“Windows Key” + r) to open “Run” dialog box. … More How to manually set OneDrive for Business to show in Windows Explorer

How to send a custom email to a group of recipients using PowerShell and Office 365

I was recently working with a client who needed to send out an email from Office 365 that was built from various fields in a CSV file to recipients also held in the CSV. A good example would be a class list where you have the students’ details, along with their course name and grade … More How to send a custom email to a group of recipients using PowerShell and Office 365

Manually setting Free/Busy endpoint for Exchange Hybrid

In a couple of scenarios recently I have come across clients where they have TMG/UAG/ISA in front of their Exchange Hybrid deployment and cannot allow traffic through to their Exchange infrastructure that isn’t pre-authenticated at the reverse proxy. This became a stumbling block most notably for Free/Busy with Exchange Hybrid – which uses Autodiscover to … More Manually setting Free/Busy endpoint for Exchange Hybrid

How To: Set up domains in bulk in Office 365 Tenant

When preparing clients for moving to Office 365 you often run across a scenario where they have many domains to add and verify in the tenant. The process for verifying ownership can be long and annoying for lots of domains if you are getting the detail manually, however, the following two PowerShell commands can help … More How To: Set up domains in bulk in Office 365 Tenant

How To: Manage Autodiscover for users individually using the Registry

If you are rolling out a migration for a company which is already using Autodiscover, or AutoDiscover aware clients, in their environments, but want this to also work for the migrated users without breaking current behaviour this can offer a challenge. That is, until you know how to release this simple registry change to update … More How To: Manage Autodiscover for users individually using the Registry

How To: Set up AAD Connect multi-forest sync with untrusted forests – Part 1, DNS

I ran in to a problem with AAD Connect this week where I had a customer with two completely separate forests – the main forest had ~400 users and was based in the UK and one with ~50 users in Australia. Before we started there was not even network connectivity between the networks so we … More How To: Set up AAD Connect multi-forest sync with untrusted forests – Part 1, DNS