Month: April 2011

Office 365 – Configure your Outlook account

As many of users have asked how to configure Outlook for use with Office 365, here is a step by step guide. My Outlook is Outlook 2010, so there may be some difference if you are using Outlook 2007. To configure your client, you have 2 way: Use the Office 365 wizard This should be …

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Office 365 – Manage ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange from your ForeFront Protection for Exchange console

ForeFront Protection for Exchange (FPE) is the Microsoft solution to secure Exchange 2010 On Premise servers. ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is the FPE implementation to secure Exchange Online mailboxes. If your already have already deployed Exchange 2010 and FPE within your organization, and are starting Office 365 evaluation with mailboxes hosted Online, you …

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Office 365 – Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool beta

The Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool provides analysis of your on-premises environment in preparation for an Office 365 enterprise deployment. The readiness tool is integrated with the guidance provided in the web edition of the Microsoft Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide. http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/183/p/2285/8155.aspx

Office 365 – Delegated administration right levels

With Office 365, you can delegate some administrative rights to your user. When you want to do this, you have to know which administrative level to assign. Billing administrator: Makes purchases, manages subscriptions, manages support tickets, and monitors service health Global administrator: The top-level administrator in your company. When you sign up to purchase Office …

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Office 365 – Use Office 365 for email hosting only

As there are many question on ‘How can I use Office 365 for hosting email as I have another web hosting provider?’, here is a quick step by step. The first thing is to logon onto the Office 365 administration portal (https://portal.microsoftonline.com/) On the left part, go to Management\Domains Then click on the Add domain …

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Office 365 – Plan to implement Office 365

With the release of Office 365 beta, Microsoft has provided a wizard to assist customer to implement Office 365 scenarios. The wizard will provide step by step for Office 365 implementation based on scenario defined by the administrator. Connect to the Office 365 administration portal (https://portal.microsoftonline.com/) and logon with administrative account Once the home page …

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Office 365 – ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange access to the administration site from OWA

As part of the Microsoft Online Services, you have ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange to secure your Exchange Online mailboxes. As Online Services is going to move to 2010 products version, FOPE is going to be updated too. The new version (in beta as well as Office 365) is FOPE 1.1 released on March 2011. …

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Office 365 – How to synchronize Office 365 when you have multiple AD Forest

As you may already know, it is not possible to synchronize more than one AD Forest with Microsoft Online Services (Office 365). So what can you do if you have more than one AD Forest to synchronize with Office 365? The answer is FIM, ForeFront Identity Manager 2010; but not only To implement synchronization between …

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Office 365 – Not able to share a DNS domain name with services

Following the launch of Office 365 beta (which is in fact not a real beta as the service is almost ready for production), I started playing around with my access. I discovered an important limitation: Office 365 is not able to share DNS domain name between Office 365 services. Indeed, you can’t enable Exchange, Lync …

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