Category: Office 365

Exclaimer non descriptive error…..

“There was a general problem while updating the user’s signatures and settings during the operation” A very generic error message on a client machine running EXSYNC.EXE which other than above appeared to be ok.  The server also was giving no errors, and policy tests worked. The issue, was simple, but not simple to find.  Because the client machines used to… Read more →

Office 365 Login Scripts from Ryan are super handy!

Today again I found myself trying to remember the logon commands for Office 365 Powershell!   (Weirdly, I can remember commands once I am in, but constantly forget the logon ones).   Anyway, because this frustrated me again, a bit of Googling found me this blogpost from Ryan Mangan. Now, the whole story is not on Ryan’s site.    There are some other… Read more →

Blocking Executable Attachments (even in ZIP files) on Office 365 – Updated!

  SEE BELOW FOR UPDATES Original Post 16.10.2014: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Today, I was working with a nice PSS chap in Microsoft (Hi there Om Prakash Nath!) We were both working on a problem we were having where transport rules in Microsoft Office 365 were not correctly blocking executable attachments within emails to our clients.    This is something of a vital requirement… Read more →

Outlook clients reconnecting to onsite Exchange during your migration to Office 365?

About once a month I get this question in my inbox…    Sometimes it also contains multiple swear words, but I’ll edit that here 🙂 “Nick.   I am in the middle of an cut-over migration to Office 365.   My onsite Microsoft Outlook 2013 client keeps connecting back to the in-house Exchange Server even though I have published the autodiscover record for… Read more →