Testing edge blocking in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange using Powershell

Recently for a customer, as part of migrating from a competing solution to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, we implemented Directory-Based Edge Blocking, the feature that synchronises the on-premises Exchange Server recipients with the FOPE service. Due to the large number of recipients, I thought it would be worthwhile, in addition to other tests, to…

How to batch optimize your Exchange GAL Photos before importing to Active Directory

As I’ve covered in previous articles, it’s possible to import contact photos into Active Directory and display them via the Exchange Global Address List in Outlook clients. This is fully supported against Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010, however I’ve covered in previous articles how to import GAL photos into Exchange 2007 and how to enable…