Office 365 for Administrators

Advanced tips for IT technical staff

Connect to Exchange Online via PowerShell
Note about MFA: If using MFA to authenticate your Admin user(s), you'll need to download a special PowerShell app (Basic Auth not supported) - see MS A...
Mon, 1 Jul, 2019 at 11:50 AM
Office 365: Add an email forwarder to an external email address
 Simple step-by-step article attached Notes: It may be useful to have email routed to an external recipient - this article shows how to add a local ...
Tue, 31 May, 2016 at 1:56 PM
Configure DNS zone for using your own domain name with Office 365
Although all of the services are accessed via http://portal.office.com, mail flow and other services require records in the DNS zone Not...
Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Hybrid - Office 365 side-by-side with a 3rd-party email server
 Overview: Migration from local mail server or ISP-hosted email service is often a time-consuming process, therefore the ability to gradually migrate user...
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018 at 1:56 PM
Windows 10 Single-Sign-On using Office 365 account
Overview: Windows 10 (Pro & Enterprise editions) allow the user account to be an Office 365 user. This is recommend, since it allows a true SSO (Singl...
Fri, 6 Jul, 2018 at 4:47 PM
Bulk file rename to remove invalid characters
*** Before you step into the world of command-line tools, try the automated tool designed for end-users here *** OK, so if you can run PowerShe...
Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 at 5:04 PM
Pre-check for long file path names using PowerShell script
 The attached script can be run from PowerShell to produce a report on all files within a directory (and all sub-folders). This script it...
Thu, 1 Sep, 2016 at 2:47 PM
Office 365 diagnostic tools
This tool will collect data from a client computer and identify issues: (easy for any non-technical user to install) Client Performance Analyser: https...
Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 at 11:04 AM
Forthcoming features
 For an up-to-date list of Office 365 features, some still in development by Microsoft, follow the link here: http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap ...
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016 at 1:16 PM
Passwords - enable Self-Service password-resets
Overview: Administrators can enable "Self-Service" password resets for users of Microsoft Office 365 (and Azure AD accounts). This prompts each ...
Thu, 24 Nov, 2016 at 6:16 PM