Microsoft releases Office 365 Multi Geo and reduces the cost for entry level companies

As of April Microsoft releases Office 365 Multi GEO to general availability Multi-geo is designed to be a feature that helps multinational organizations address local data residency requirements in parts of the world. With Multi-Geo these concerns are addressed by enabling a single Office 365 tenant to span across multiple Office 365 datacenter geographies (geos) and giving customers the ability to store their…

PS Script update: Connect-Exchangeservice function updated

This week I release the new and Improved “Connect-ExchangeService” function with complete rework of the auto resolve functionality. You can find the script in the TechNet gallery or under the script section of this site. The full explanation of this function can be found on the release page here: http://www.tech-savvy.nl/2017/01/26/ps-script-connect-to-one-or-multiple-exchange-server-powershell-sessions-from-any-computer/ Version Changes: Date: (dd-MM-YYYY) Version: Changed By Info: 25-01-2017 V1.0 Martijn…

How and why should I protect my Office 365 organization from Email Address Internationalization (EAI) attacks?

On 27 December 2017 Microsoft announced that the support for EAI in email has been implemented. This means that the Microsoft cloud now supports EAI email addresses in outlook, email flow, connectors and rules. For now there won’t be any support for adding IDN domains to the platform itself. With this new functionality in Office 365 a new door opens…

Exchange: The security principal specified is already on the permission set

Every once in a while you will find customers running in to the following issue. When they try to get mailbox folder permissions or set mailbox folder permissions  a red error message pops up stating: The security principal specified is already on the permission set. + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-MailboxFolderPermission], CorruptDataException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=SU8000006141,RequestId=628b5335-6148-4297-8f06-4c607b029737,TimeStamp=15-2-2017 06:46:24] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-CorruptDataException] BE7556A,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTasks.GetMailboxFolderPermission + PSComputerName       …

Antispam counter measures explained Part 2: Advanced SPF records,  Best practice and biggest mistakes

Antispam counter measures explained Part 1: How the Sender Policy Framework really works Antispam counter measures explained Part 2: Advanced SPF records,  Best practice and biggest mistakes Antispam counter measures explained Part 3: How DKIM really works and best practice   In Part 1 I explained the basics of SPF and how you can implement the most common scenario`s. After the…

Antispam counter measures explained Part 1: How the Sender Policy Framework really works

Antispam counter measures explained Part 1: How the Sender Policy Framework really works Antispam counter measures explained Part 2: Advanced SPF records, Best practice and biggest mistakes Antispam counter measures explained Part 3: How DKIM really works and best practice   In this first part of “Antispam counter measures explained ” I will start with a detailed explanation of how…

In the last releases of the exchange cu’s for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 Microsoft has introduce a new feature that will support NON-ASCII characters in the local and domain part of email addresses. ( email addresses examples: Пользователь@domain.com  or user@доме.рф). This implementation is being done to have support for more languages in the office 365 service. Microsoft started the implementation…