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. Read the What's New Guide [...]

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Optimizing Office 365 Licensing Cost and Use

Not able to make it to the Optimizing Office 365 Licensing Cost Webinar? Now you can watch it On-Demand! In this webinar you will learn how to maximize the return on your Office 365 licensing investment, save up to 89% per user, drive user adoption and reduce Hybrid Administrative burden by up to 90%.  In addition, Cayosoft [...]

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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. While there are a number [...]

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Webinar: Optimize Office 365 Usage & Hybrid Administration

If you have more than 500 users in Office 365 - you don't want to miss this free webinar. In this webinar you will learn how to maximize the return on your Office 365 licensing investment, save up to 89% per user, drive user adoption and reduce Hybrid Administrative burden by up to 90%. In addition, Cayosoft [...]

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Microsoft PowerShell as Open Source

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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 of a unix operating system. The open source project for powershell is available for [...]

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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 astonishing. Updating enterprise AD Management tools [...]

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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 testing and you would like to re-create the accounts after deleting them - [...]

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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 schema changes here...  

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Updating UserPrincipalName before Azure AD Connect Syncronization

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 and Office 365, you will [...]

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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 solutions however, make changes to [...]

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