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Office 365 Public Folders

How to Setup Office 365 Public Folders

Public folders were a prime function of Exchange 2003, but were slowly deemphasized over the years. On the newest version of Office 365 public folders make a prominent appearance on the Exchange administrator ECP page. Public folders are a way to allow all exchange users in the company to share and view items. Once configured, […]

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Custom User Principle Name For An Easier Life

When using Dirsync between your Active Directory and Office 365, it is very useful to be able to use a custom User Principle Name (UPN) so that you can use your email address for sign ins on both sides (rather than having a separate username for Active Directory). In fact, if you are going to […]

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Setup Office 365 With Outlook

How to Setup Office 365 With Outlook

It can be tricky initially to setup Office 365 with Outlook, but it is very useful to have your email, contacts, calendar, and tasks all stored outside of Outlook Web Access. While web apps are getting better, they still aren’t up to par with a dedicated program like Outlook. The minimum requirements for Office 365 […]

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Office 365 Distribution Groups

Office 365 Distribution Groups

Office 365 distribution groups are a very useful tool. They allow you to have an email address without having an actual mailbox for it, and thus not using up an Office 365 license. Instead emails that go through an Office 365 Distribution Group get distributed to the users of the group and can be filtered […]

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Office 365 Rules

How to Setup Custom Office 365 Rules in Email for Yourself and Your Organization

There are all kinds of ways to set “rules” for your email (with most email providers), especially from within Microsoft Outlook. However, since we deal mostly with Office 365 on this site, I’m going to explain how to setup some custom Office 365 rules for both individuals and entire organizations from within the web portal. […]

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Change a Mailbox Type in Office 365

In Office 365 (or Exchange for that matter) a mailbox can be of 4 distinct types and this article shows you how to change a mailbox type in Office 365. Here are the 4 permitted types: Regular – that is a normal mailbox that most users have for day to day email Room – a […]

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Certificate for Office 365

How To Setup A Certificate for Office 365

A very basic setup of Office 365 usually doesn’t require certificates since all of the servers and externally facing components are on Microsoft’s end. However, there are two major cases where a certificate for Office 365 is going to be required: ADFS and Office 365 Hybrid Exchange Configuration. Since ADFS is a useful and commonly […]

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How to set mailbox forwarding in Office 365 using Powershell

When you begin a migration you may require to set mailbox forwarding in Office 365 so that all email that gets sent to the mailbox hosted on Office 365 goes somewhere else. Maybe an on-premise server or some other alternative. Two ways to set mailbox forwarding in Office 365 There are two ways to do […]

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Perform an Office 365 Remote Wipe On Your Phone

The ability to perform an Office 365 remote wipe on your phone or tablet is a vital part of security to any organization, large or small, that uses Office 365. As smartphones become smarter and smarter, it becomes easier to access more and more of your data on the go. While this is hugely convenient […]

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Office 365 Federartion

Logging into Federated Office 365

There are a few different methods for logging into federated Office 365. It can vary slightly from a normal login, but for the most part it should be pretty similar. Notes on Logging into Federated Office 365 Web App Using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari To log into the Office 365 web portal off a federated […]

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