Hybrid Enterprise Momentum Not even a year after Google invested millions in hybrid storage vendor Avere Systems, Microsoft swooped in last week to snatch the company for itself. Avere specializes in high-performance computing and storage, often a priority for large enterprises in a hybrid environment. With this purchase, Microsoft will
Microsoft changes plan to charge for Office 365 Inactive Mailboxes, for now. Tony Redmond posted an article that explained Microsoft’s current thinking on Inactive Mailboxes. Inactive mailboxes are critical for data retention for former employees and shared resources so that they can be accessed later if needed. It is understandable
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No stops for increasing license costs About a week, ago I noticed there was a change to the way Microsoft enforces their licenses. Administrators are now able to assign a license to a user, even if the tenant shows there are no more licenses of that type available. For some
Cayosoft is pleased to announce the availability of Administrator 4.1. New features of this version include support for 2016 versions of Windows Server and Exchange, the most advanced Office 365 License Management solution and 90+ New Policies, Rules and Features for the Secure and Efficient Administration of the Hybrid Microsoft Enterprise.
How to disable a single Office 365 license option for all users without complex scripts or workflows
This post will cover how to Disable a single Office 365 license option for all users quickly and easily. As Microsoft updates tenant licensing they sometimes enable license options by default. This may not fit with an enterprise roll-out strategy and so you may want to remove that single option.
Microsoft Open Sources PowerShell, Drives Modernization and Opens Opportunities In a bold move to make PowerShell more appealing and more available for non-windows systems, Microsoft has released PowerShell as Open Source. At the same time, Microsoft also announced it will make PowerShell available on Linux one of the most popular implementations
Existing Active Directory tools were created more than ten years ago – before AD hybrid became a mission critical enterprise requirement. Vendors made things worse by failing to improve and evolve their products turning them into big, unwieldy and expensive dinosaurs headed for extinction. Customers know replacing a tool takes work, but the rewards can be
PowerShell to Stop Office 365 Azure AD Connect Synchronized The Office 365 Administrative console will not allow you to delete objects that are synchronized with Active Directory. $credential = Get-Credential Import-Module MsOnline Connect-MsolService -Credential $credential Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled –EnableDirSync $false After disabling Synchronization you should be able to delete objects. If you are
Exchange 2016 Active Directory schema changes Exchange Server 2016 adds several new schema changes to Active Directory. Classes, Attributes, Indexes, GC attributes and object IDs should be reviewed carfully to fully understand what will be changed in your Active Directory. Read more on TechNet about Exchange 2016 Active Directory
When Azure AD Connect will first try to match Active Directory accounts to Office 365 accounts, it looks for a Active Directory UserPrincipalName that matches a corresponding Office 365 user name. This is known as a soft-match because it relies on a string comparison. To ensure the users match between AD
There are challenges to removing the last Exchange Server when you move to Office 365. In order to keep things working properly the synchronization between Active Directory (AD) and Office 365 becomes critical to keeping things running smoothly. Both Azure AD Connect and the predecessor DirSync, solve the problem and both are free. Both
Microsoft adds great reporting to Office 365 Portal The new Office 365 portal is a big improvement over the previous iteration. And now Microsoft has released some excellent reporting capabilities. The reports are clear and explain the information in enough detail to be useful, without being overwhelming. To learn more about
How to use Powershell to start a sync for Azure AD Connect 1.1 First, Navigate to Start > All Programs > Synchronization Service and verify that it has been more than 30 minutes from the last Sync. Next, Open a PowerShell Window and Enter the following: PS C:\Users\Administrator> import-module adsync PS
The Cayosoft Administrator 4.0.2 maintenance release, shipped 2/21/2016. In addition to typical changes for this type of update, this version includes improved integration with Azure AD Connect and additional control over granular delegation. Other new features in Cayosoft Administrator v4 include: Office 365 License Quotes Group Membership Restrictions Complete Office