My company has created an archive policy that is applied to all mailboxes. This archive policy causes any items older than 180 days to be moved to the archive mailbox. This policy has worked well up until recently. One of our executives contacted the Service Desk because some of his tasks were missing. After some digging, we discovered that the tasks were not missing. Having been created more than 180 days before, they had been moved to the archive mailbox.
Continue reading The Effect of Office 365 Archive Policy on Tasks
When I started this blog, I decided to use my Office 365 tenant to host it. I figured that if I’m writing about Office 365, I should use that platform for as much as possible. So far, I’m not very impressed with the Blog functionality.
Continue reading Office 365 SharePoint Blog – Not So Great
Well, after updating my system to Windows 8.1, I have discovered that the update seems to have broken my AT&T VPN client. This is what I use to access the network where I work. Everything else about the upgrade went smooth.
Continue reading Windows 8.1 Appears to “Break” VPN
Recently, I’ve had to fight multiple incidents of the CryptoLocker ransom-ware infection in the my corporate infrastructure. As a result I have been researching the threat on my own. I am including a high level overview of the threat and also possible approaches to mitigation of the threat going forward.
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I’m going to take a quick detour from Office 365 topics and talk a little about the Microsoft Surface Pro.
Continue reading Microsoft Surface Pro Review
When my organization went through the Office 365 Wave 15 upgrade process, we worked closely with our Cloud Vantage Service Delivery Manager. We met on a regular basis, and our SDM fed us a constant stream of updates regarding the pending upgrade. These updates included information Microsoft had learned from previous tenant upgrades, as well as known issues we needed to prepare for.
Continue reading Wave 15 DNS Changes
I received a couple of responses over in the Office 365 community regarding my questions about the new In-Place Hold option and user mailbox licensing. I also got a confirmation from my Microsoft licensing rep. Once you have placed a user’s mailbox on In-Place Hold, you can completely remove the license.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing. The long hard way.
Continue reading Terminated User License Woes – Part 2
As I’ve mentioned, my company has an E3 Office 365 tenant. We have roughly 2500 active user mailboxes. We also have an additional 300+ mailboxes belonging to terminate users. Our legal department wants mailbox data kept “forever.”
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The new blog site is up! Now the hard part starts… adding relevant content.
Let me begin by explaining the process I just went through.
Continue reading Real First Post
The blogging capabilities over on my Office 365 tenant just weren’t cutting it. (More on that later) I’ll be finishing up this WordPress site and moving the posts over from the old site in the next couple of days. After that, I have several Office 365 related things to write about.
See you soon!