Episode 5 of the UC Architects

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, don’t forget to listen to Episode 5 of the UC Architect, hosted this week by yours truly! In this show, I’m joined by Michael De Rooij, Stale Hansen, Johan Veldhuis and Justin Morris and we discuss: MEC Topics! The new Hotmail, Outlook.com!! DirSync Filtering!!! Multi-site Active/Active DAGs in Exchange…

Latest Episodes of the UC Architects

I’ve been a bit behind on the blog over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been pretty busy with work, The UC Architects and writing for MSExchange.org – but don’t worry blog followers, you’ve not been forgotten! Episode 3 On episode 3, I’m joined by Tom Arbuthnot, Ståle Hansen, Mahmoud Magdy and Justin Morris,…

Configuring AD FS 2 with TMG-based SSO to Office 365

When configuring Office 365 for Single Sign On, Active Directory Federated Services 2.0 (AD FS) is the component that’s used to allow Office 365 to authenticate user accounts against your local Active Directory. In this article, we’ll walk through the installation and configuration of a Highly-Available AD FS environment, then the subsequent publishing via Microsoft…

How to report which Exchange mailboxes group members have full access to

Mailbox access rights in Exchange are easy to assign, however managing them can be a bit of a pain, especially if they are assigned on a per-user basis, or assigned when troubleshooting issues for a user. What would be really useful is the ability to quickly generate a report against a subset of users to…

Managing Office 365 and On-Premises Exchange 2010 from the same Powershell Session

I’ve just been reading on Mike Pfeiffer’s blog this article about connecting Remote Powershell to Office 365. I’ve not yet got my beta account on Office 365, but do use Live@EDU/Outlook Live and had been wondering how similar administration is. It turns out that it’s exactly the same (even down to the server names) therefore…

Missed Tech Ed Europe 2010? Watch the Exchange Sessions Online Now

This week in Berlin, Germany, TechEd Europe 2010 is taking place. TechEd is Microsoft’s main educational event providing a week of comprehensive training, hands-on labs and a chance to hear about the future of Microsoft products direct from the source. If (like myself) you’ve been unable to attend TechEd Europe in Berlin this week you’ll…