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WEBINAR: Advanced Office 365 License Management

FREE WEBINAR: Advanced Office 365 License Management Join us for this free online event and learn how simplify Office 365 License Management. Reduce License Costs based on Office 365 Usage, Delegate Simplified License Management, Monitor Remediation of  Tenant License Changes, and much more…  After registering, you will receive a confirmation

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New Version of Cayosoft Administrator 4.1 Released

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.

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Microsoft PowerShell as Open Source

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

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10 signs an Active Directory Management Tool is a Dinosaur!

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

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PowerShell to Stop Office 365 Azure AD Connect Synchronized

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

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Exchange 2016 Active Directory schema changes

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

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How to remove your last Exchange Server in a Hybrid Deployment

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

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Microsoft adds great reporting to Office 365 Portal

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

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Powershell to start a sync for Azure AD Connect 1.1

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

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Cayosoft Administrator 4.0.2 Released

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

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Office 365 Conflicting License Plan Problem with Microsoft Project

Office 365 Conflicting License Plan Problem with Microsoft Project Office 365 customers who script license assignment and decide to offer their users Microsoft Project, may run into a problem with conflicting SharePoint plan option assignment. The E1 or G1 plans available in your tenant, it will have SharePoint Plan 1  option assigned. Assigning Microsoft

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Changing the Default Office 365 DirSync Schedule

Changing the Default Office 365 DirSync Schedule – not so fast! The default DirSync/AD Connect synchronization schedule is one time every three hours. Another well known vendors has arbitrarily recommended that the <add key=”SyncTimeInterval” value=”3:0:0″ /> value that controls this schedule be reduced to once ever 10 minutes. This change should not be

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