Sharepoint: External Sharing: invite by business email

External users can now use their business email address to authenticate when invited into a site collection. The Windows LiveID allows external users to associate their business email address (ex: user@contoso.com) to the LiveID system. Office 365 customers can invite their partners and clients to external sharing sites using their primary email account. If this …

Office 365: Create Shared Mailboxes with GUI-based Tool

Previously with Exchange Online for Microsoft Office 365, you had to use the Windows PowerShell command line to create and configure shared mailboxes. Using PowerShell, you have to perform these steps: Create a shared mailbox. Configure the quotas for the new shared mailbox. Assign the FullAccess permission so that security group members can open the …

Office 365: Using PowerShell to give users ‘Send As’ Permissions

If you’ve granted a user access to another users mailbox but also need them to be able to send from that mailbox, there is a simple command you can run in PowerShell to allow this. Add-RecipientPermission admin@domain.com -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee user@domain.com To revoke these permissions, run the following command: Remove-RecipientPermission admin@domain.com -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee user@domain.com …

Office 365: Using PowerShell to Disable Password Expiry

Tired of being forced to have every employee change their password every 90 days? Using the Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell, you can disable password expiry for all users in just a few easy steps. Once the module is installed, run the following commands to authenticate yourself into Office 365. $cred=Get-Credential connect-MSOLService -credential …

Microsoft Office 365 Adds Support for Blackberry

Research in Motion (RIM) Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 On January 30, 2012, RIM launched BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 – which is a new service for business and government organizations to extend Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry smartphones and self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. The …

Office 365 – Granting and revoking mailbox access using PowerShell

As an IT administrator, you may sometimes need to grant someone access to another users mailbox. This could be done from within that users outlook, however it is quicker and easier as an administrator to utilise the PowerShell. In this blog, I will demonstrate the following: Granting a user access to a single mailbox Granting …