Tag Archives: Office 365

Audit Log Search in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

When an organization has a large user base or has a geographically spanned presence, it is normal to have grow the IT department as well in order to administer the organization’s IT infrastructure. A common requirement when the number of people that have access to a system is greater is that the ability to track… Read More »

Delegate Distribution Group Membership Management To End Users

For IT administrators in large organizations where there is a huge number of distribution groups, adding and removing members frequently can be a real headache. One way of making this easier is by delegating management to a responsible person by making an end user a distribution group owner. However, the default MyDistributionGroups management role grants… Read More »

Create Your Own PowerShell Module For Exchange Online

Many Office 365 administrators prefer to use PowerShell in their day-to-day administration tasks as it offers much more control in their environment over the GUI. When you’re connecting to Exchange Online from PowerShell, it uses a technique called PowerShell Implicit Remoting. Folks who are familiar with PowerShell know what Implicit Remoting is. Implicit Remoting is… Read More »

Self Service Password Reset In Office 365

 A question I get every now and then is, “Does it have to be administrator’s job to reset user passwords?”. Though the answer to that question heavily depends on an organization’s compliance policies and practices, I stand with the idea that an administrator resetting a user password should be the last resort. It may not be a… Read More »

Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the concept that hardens the security of authentication services by adding an additional layer of verification to conventional user name and password based authentication. For example, this could be an SMS, a phone call or smart card, etc… MFA has been around in the industry for quite some time now and many of us have… Read More »

Control Send / Receive Limitations In Exchange Online

Every Exchange Online user in Office 365 has the capability of sending and receiving email messages up to 150MB in size. To utilize the maximum allowed limits, you’ll have to use the Outlook client. To learn more about Exchange Online limitations, navigate to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/exchange-online-limits.aspx#MessageLimits However, some organization may not be very happy to give their users… Read More »

Enable DKIM Signing for Outbound Emails in Exchange Online Protection

Last year Microsoft announced support for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) signing for outbound emails in Office 365. If you are wondering what DKIM is, below is an excerpt from Microsoft blog describing what DKIM is in its simplest form. DKIM permits the person, role or organization, who owns the signing domain, to claim some responsibility for… Read More »

Exchange 2010 – Exchange Online Hybrid: Email Moderators Receive An NDR When An Action Taken

By | February 17, 2016

While working on an Exchange 2010 – Exchange Online hybrid environment, few users encountered an error where after migrating email moderators to the Exchange Online, moderators receiving an NDR when they take an action for a moderated email. Below is an excerpt of the NDR. From: Microsoft Outlook Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:30 AM… Read More »