Office 365, Skype for Business

Add Skype for Business Federation Partner/Domain

Hey again! Have you been searching and looking around to find a way to automate or use PowerShell for adding federation partners to Skype for Business Online? Then here’s a great example for you, feel free to use the script, edit and tweak it. If you do tweak and edit/improving it. Please go ahead and share it with the community and also link to my blog post. In my case I’m using PowerShell version 5 together with Skype for Business module, which is a requirement for connecting to the cloud service(s).…

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Office 365, Skype for Business

Surface Hub – account creation

Background Most of you already know what a Surface Hub is since Microsoft have pushed really hard for these devices. If you for some unknown reason doesn’t know what it is, or how it looks like. Then take a look at the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-surface-hub/en-us As you may know (or don’t, doesn’t matter..) I’m responsible to the technical solution of Office 365 and being a bit more specific; Skype for Business is the main one for me. However, it took me a while to actually figure out what kind of…

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Exchange 2013

Upcoming book publication | Exchange 2013 SP1 – PowerShell v5

I wanted to let you all know that a second book will soon be released, about Exchange 2013 SP1 and PowerShell v5. At a current stage using PS v5 with 2013 SP1 isn’t supported. However, there are some new great things around it and those will be brought up in the book. I have received tons of great feedback from Hakim Taoussi, Mark Andrews and Steve Goodman. In summary, it was a great collaboration between the Packt Publishing people and me as author and the reviewers. Really great contributions everyone!…

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Exchange 2016

Exchange 2016 Preview | vNext

Yesterday, Swedish time Exchange 2016 preview was announced being able for public download. Since I do work for Microsoft, I don’t want to write about any release time frame, the Product Group (PG) has said later this year. If you want to read more about the preview from the PG, see the link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/07/22/announcing-exchange-server-2016-preview.aspx A direct link to the download of the preview: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48210   From now on I will try to be more active on the blog again, publishing interesting articles and news. Cheers

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Summary of year 2014

Summary: Fantastic, beautiful, hectic, fun, stressed… well.. this year (2014) got it all! In most ways it has been great 🙂 In the professional way I took the opportunity to join Microsoft AB/MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) and together with that me and my wife (yes we got married this year too) moved from Malmö to Stockholm in late February 2014. We had some struggle to find an rental apartment but sorted it out, then sold my old apartment and bought a new one in Stockholm. In the meantime we planned our wedding…

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Exchange Online, Office 365

Address Book Policy using Exchange Online (Office 365)

The question were raised a couple of times and I couldn’t find any related articles besides the official TechNet articles, so I decided to write one myself. Some organizations have the need of separating people from seeing each other in the global address list (GAL), this is known as GAL segmentation and have been on the surface for a long time. However, when it comes to do a segmentation in Office 365 and Exchange Online, it can be challenging and difficult, so I decided to write this article and provide…

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Exchange 2013, Office 365

Populate extensionAttribute with value using PowerShell

Implementing ADFS using the new feature within KB2919355 for Windows Server 2012 R2 called Alternative Login ID? (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn659436.aspx) The configuration for Alternative Login ID is fairly simple, the extensionAttributes/CustomAttributes can be used and I want to share a script with you for populating values into the attributes. Use the script as much as you want, make sure to test it before implementing into production. All contents is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights. You assume all risk for your use.  

Exchange 2013

Update: Exchange 2013 script – automatic installation of prerequisites v2.1 *NEW*

*Update* ********************************************************************************************************************************************* Reuben Welsh came up with a great feature request regarding verifying the checksum of the files that’s being installed. This has been implemented in the version 2.1 of the script. ********************************************************************************************************************************************* For a year ago I was publishing a script that helped with installing prerequsites for Exchange 2013, this has now been updated so it also works for Exchange 2013 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I hope this script helps someone for a smoother installation. The script can be downloaded here: http://www.testlabs.se/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Install-Exchange2013PreReqs_v2.1.zip ********************************************************************************************************************************************* Feel free to use this,…

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Award

Congratulations 2014 Microsoft MVP!

This year started in the best possible way when I received the MVP Award for Exchange Server, I’m honored and very proud over this special recognition! I want to give out lots of thanks to everyone out there for visiting this blog, buying and reading the PowerShell book and other activities I’ve been involved in. I also want to say thanks to Mike Pfeiffer and Packt Publishing for making it possible for me to publish the book. I want to send out a special thanks to Magnus Björk and Hakim…

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