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How to Diable POP/IMAP protocol for all users "By Default" in Office 365?

Our security requires us to do a lot of crazy stuff. But one genuine ask is to disable some...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 06/09/2017

Testing AADConnect - Series

Hello All, Thanks all for your support. In this series, we talked about the Installing, Configuring,...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/28/2017

Testing AADConnect Part 5 - Verifying

Till now, in the last posts, we saw how one can install and configure AAD Connect. In this post, we...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/27/2017

Testing AADConnect Part 4 - Installing and configuring

In the previous post, we saw how to bulk create users. So till now we have performed the below...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/26/2017

Testing AADConnect Part 3 - Users? Yes we need them

In previous posts we created Virtual machine and installed AD DS on it now we are ready to Sync. But...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/25/2017

Testing AADConnect Part 2 - Creating machines

In Part 1 we installed Hyper Role on our base(host) machine. In this post, we will see how to create...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/24/2017

Testing AADConnect Part 1 - Where can I start?

OK to set the tone for this series, I have got a request asking how to test/lab AAD Connect and ADFS...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/23/2017

Installing Exchange 2016 - Part 2

This is the 2nd part of the "Installing Exchange 2016". In the last post, we saw "Requirements and...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/19/2017

Installing Exchange 2016 - Part 1

In this post, we will talk regarding Installing Exchange 2016. This is 2 part post, in part one, we...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/18/2017

Getting Started with StaffHub

By now you would have ready about StaffHub and understood what StaffHub is and what it is not. In...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/17/2017

How to create an RGD file with multiple server Names and IP address QUICKLY?

When you have the list of Server name and IP address, there is an easy way of creating an RDG with...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/15/2017

Adding and Verifying domains to Office 365 could not get simple than this

Adding domains to Office 365 was always a tedious process. First, we need to add the domain to...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/12/2017

New AzureAD Module for Office 365

What is new? The Update was made as Microsoft wanted to maintain the capabilities equivalent between...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/12/2017

Minimal Hybrid Configuration option! What's that?

If organizations with exchange 2007 and later wants to move to cloud the most preferred option is...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 01/12/2017

How to find which transport rule was applied to a specific message ?

More than often we try to play with some transport rule and when we don’t get the intended results...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 11/16/2016

How to Block or Quarantine all devices by default in Exchange online ?

Log on to http://portal.office.com with O365 Administrator credentials At the bottom left select...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 08/19/2015

Playing with Powershell

In this post we will be talking about the very basic of using powershell to generates reports....

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 08/12/2015

Message Tracking by Subject

This post talks about how we can do Message Tracking by Subject line Let's talk about a scenario...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 08/12/2015

Retention policy, DLP, Groups and Auditing in Office 365

Here I am recycling one of my old post that I had written. Recently as there is lot of emphasis on...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 07/07/2015

How to do Hard Match- Part 2 ?

In my previous post I wrote about how we can do Hard Match of objects in on-premise to the...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 08/10/2014

How to do Hard match in Dirsync?

There are 2 types of matching we do during Dirsync Soft Match Hard Match In this post we will see...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 04/11/2014

How to do User based Filtering in Office 365 ?

In this type of filtering we can filter individual user objects from being synced to the cloud. Once...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 04/11/2014

How to do Domain based Filtering in Office 365 ?

In this type of filtering we can filter an entire domain from being synced to the cloud. Once you...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 04/11/2014

How to do OU based Filtering in Office 365 ?

In this type of filtering we can filter an OU from being synced to the cloud. Once you install...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 04/11/2014

How to do filtering in DirSync ?

There are 3 types of filtering that we can apply to Directory Synchronization Tool OU(Organizational...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 04/11/2014

How to make sure False Positive Email are not getting blocked by O365 ?

This post is created by my friend and colleague Santosh Poojari. He is working Cloud Partner...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 08/05/2013

How to do In-place eDiscovery in new O365?

Please find the Ignite training on this topic that I delivered along with Mark on this Topic here...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 07/19/2013

How to create service requests to contact Office 365 support?

In this blogpost we cover how would you create service request(SR) innew Office 365. Being an IT...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 07/17/2013

Introducing "How to" series for new Office 365 !!!

I am introducing "How to" series for new Office 365, aka Wave 15. You will see few guest writers and...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 07/17/2013

Single Item Recovery in O365

Ever thought of a situation where you have deleted some important emails by mistake and not being...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 10/16/2012

How to connect to O365 Poweshells ?

We all know the importance and power of Powershell and scripts :) In Office 365 we have luxury of 2...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 10/02/2012

Having issues with OWA after installing Roll ups?

Having issues with OWA after installing Roll ups? It so happens you are so happy to see a roll up...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 11/27/2011

How to use Logparser to analyze IIS logs wrt Activesync troubleshooting?

How to use Logparser to analyze IIS logs wrt Activesync troubleshooting? Logparser is an generic...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 11/04/2011

How to Run BPOS commands ?

How to run BPOS commands ? There are lot of websites that give you details about what BPOS commands...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 11/01/2011

Where are my Certificates?

Where are my Certificates? Many a times I have come across people who have no clue where to find the...

Author: Praveen Kumar Ethiraj Date: 11/01/2011