Many are still confused about the licensing around the Exchange hybrid server required for co-existing with Office 365.
Microsoft has made it easy to check the service status of your O365 subscription with the release of the Office 365 Admin App.
How can you connect to an Office 365 tenant and run O365 specific cmdlets from your workstation?
Any customer thinking of migrating to Office 365 should use the O365 Deployment Readiness Tool as a prerequisite.
I got a question by email about the possibility of upgrading the Office 365 Small Business plan to an Enterprise one. Is it possible?
By default, the *.onmicrosoft.com is the active and default domain that is configured in Office 365.
We have configured ADFS 2.0, Microsoft Online Services Module for PowerShell, enabled a public domain for SSO, activated AD synchronization in Office 365, installed & configured Dir Sync tool in our on-premise environment & sync’d AD with Office 365. Read part one, two, three and four, if you have missed it. In this part, we will add the Office 365 forest in our on-premise Exchange 2010 EMC and configure hybrid deployment to have a seamless functionality irrespective of whether your mailbox is on-premise or in the cloud.
We have signed up for Office 365 E3 trial, configured ADFS 2.0, installed Microsoft Online Services Module for PowerShell, connected to Office 365 & configured the public domain for SSO & enabled AD synchronization so far. Read part one, two & three here. In this part, we will install & configure Directory Sync tool.
We have so far signed up for Office 365 trial and have installed ADFS 2.0 on the domain controller in the test lab. Read part one and two of the series here. In this part, we will install & configure Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell for single sign-on and setup Directory Sync in Office 365 portal.
In this article, we will go through the steps to setup and configure ADFS 2.0. If you have missed the first part, read it here. ADFS is required for single sign-on access to Office 365 services.
ADFS for Office 365 is NOT about enabling the ADFS role from Server Manager. ADFS Version 2 is required for our scenario. Download ADFS v2.0 from here depending on the OS. A dedicated ADFS server is not required for small environments, the recommendation is to have it running on atleast two domain controllers. I will be installing it only on one domain controller as it is a test lab.