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Office 365 is a group of software plus services subscriptions that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers. Office 365 allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft's cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. Office 365 includes e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Office software. All of Office 365's components can be managed and configured through an online portal; users can be added manually, imported from a CSV file, or Office 365 can be set up for single sign-on with a local Active Directory using Active Directory Federation Services.

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my wife's employer uses Office 365.  

she sometimes needs to send emails on behalf of her boss.

When she is at her desk at work, Outlook ribbon looks very much like normal Outlook 2016 so she does the following
Ctrl N to new message
take "From" dropdown and select "Other e-mail address"
then types her bosses email  like ""

When she sends the message the recipient sees From on behalf of

But, when my wife is at home she uses Outlook Web Access which does not seem to have these options.  
How can she do this?

By the way, I have found several articles that say OWA users must have Admin permissions to send messages on behalf of another user.   She does not need this authority when working at her desk, so why should she need that authority when she is at home ?  

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I have just started to deploy and learn Microsoft Power Bi. I installed the BI gateway and able to get it connected in the portal.  My question is, how to i make a BI workspace that calls to that data?  DO i need the BI desktop app or can i not create that from the portal?
We have a big problem using o365 Exchange.

1. We would like to know any auto-forwarding rule setup by end user themselves on webmail or Outlook
2. We would like to disable their ability setting up auto-forwarding, and only admin staff can do it on server side to prevent data leakage.
3. Is it possible to disable end user using powershell connecting to the o365 changing their mailbox configuration? and only admin account can do for all.

I'm looking to create a new dynamic distribution list that only includes all my licensed Office 365 users, I have 2000 E3 users but the group is currently sending to 3000+ email addresses as it's including resources + shared mailboxes, can anyone help with creating this via PowerShell?
I am using SharePoint online (365), and am having an issue inviting 'external' users to a site collection. A few months ago, inviting users to the site worked without issue. We were able to share the site with multiple users on different domains, and each was able to view with the proper permissions they were assigned (invited from a group in "People & Groups"). I recently encountered an issue using the "Share" command, or trying to add users to groups. Doing so resulted in a pop-up error "Could not resolve memberid, (followed by the user i was inviting)"; after clearing the browser cache, this issue ceased, and I was able to invite people without getting any errors. The user would show up in the SharePoint groups & Office 365 "People" as '' after sending the invitation, and the link would send to their email; however when they use the link, they get the following:

If I invite '', the message is:

"Access denied, the user '' does not have permission to view the site."

The user's email, name, and info seems to be correctly adding to the groups I assign & invite them to. External sharing is turned on at the top site collection level, and on the site itself. I have checked both via the SharePoint admin center, and the "Site Settings". Additionally, Azure AD shows them as "Users" with their proper email addresses.

Does anyone here know how I might adapt this HTML code so that it displays correctly when viewing it as an HTML email using the installed software version of Outlook that's part of the Office365 suite?  It's my understanding that the Office365 version of Outlook doesn't support CSS3 ... and that's fine.  But I'd at least like to get some kind of suitable fallback in place .. even it it's just a single image instead of the slideshow.  Does anyone here have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
- Yvan

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">

	<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=0" />
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
	<!--[if gte mso 15]>
	<style type="text/css">
		table { font-size:1px; line-height:0; mso-margin-top-alt:1px;mso-line-height-rule: exactly; }
		* { mso-line-height-rule: exactly; }

<style type="text/css">
  .ReadMsgBody { width: 100%; background-color: #F6F6F6; }  
  .ExternalClass { width: 100%; background-color: #F6F6F6; }  
  body { width: 100%; background-color: #f6f6f6; margin: 0; padding: 0; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; font-family: Georgia,  serif }  
  table { border-collapse: collapse !important; mso-table-lspace: 0pt; mso-table-rspace: 0pt; }

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I have  2 questions on o365

1) if we have E3 licenses , and our mailboxes I believe will have 50 GB quota  and emails are sitting there.
so what is the advantage if we use retention policy, if we enable archive against user mailboxes in 365 portal, will user will have archive mailbox populated in his outlook

2) can I have any powershell which I can run to see which mailboxes are idle or in disabled state so I can convert to shared mailboxes

I need to have a list so I can convert them

3) if I have on premise AD and users are syncing through AAD sync to azure AD , I cant make any changes in Azure AD , it wont reflect in on premise AD
An organization I support needs to have a local Exchange 2016 server setup that will integrate with Office 365.

Please provide me with step-by-step instructions on how to do this.
Hi - I have 2 clients running Outlook 2016 and connecting to their Office365 Exchange account.
They both seem to be experiencing similar issues with synchronisation and slow sending.
There is a user that is using Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 and he is not experiencing the same issues.
I have a hunch its to do with the connection in the business centre as they have been having connection issues so i have fired off response to the client  confirming whether its happening both in and out of the office. I would however like to be equipped with some background research and be sure. I have attached a screenshot from one of the users showing the error messages .


Exchange 2010 Hybrid with Office 365.
Mail Flows to/from On-Premise to Office 365
Mail Flows to/from Internet to On-Premise/Office 365

My Issue is with Public Folders. We have some SQL Server Processes that Process emails that are sent to a Public Folder.  Messages are Read, The Body is parsed and Inserted into SQL Server and the email is deleted or moved to an Archive Public Folder and then anything older that 2 weeks is deleted.

In a Hybrid setup On-Premise can only see On-Premise Public Folders and Office 365 users can only see the Office 365 Public Folders.

When a Office 365 user sends an email to the Primary SMTP address of a On-Premise Public Folder, the email fails as Undeliverable.  

When a Office 365 user sends an email to a secondary SMTP address  of a On-Premise Public Folder it gets there just fine.

A Few Questions:
1) Why can you send to the non-Primary SMTP Address of the On-Premise Public Folder?
2) Should I still be using Public Folders?
3) Can I setup a Office 365 Shared Mailbox for this Purpose and have both On-Premise and Office 365 users send email to it without the NDR?
4) Using EWS (non Managed) can you Access the Shared Mailbox like you can a non-Shared Mailbox?

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I am using Office 2016 provided by Office 365. Since about 30 days ago when I try and search my Outlook inbox it attempts to for about 15-20 seconds and then prompts me with a message saying "We're having trouble fetching results from the server..." and it gives me an option to "Search in emailed stored on this computer" which when clicked shows me email stored in my local inbox. It's becoming a waste of time.

I originally ruled out a .OST corruption issue when I realized it was happening on my laptop and my desktop. However I still went through the steps to compact and repair my .OST, re-index my Outlook, delete and remake the profile. The issue is still there.

Any ideas?
Hello Experts,

The link below is from 2014 and I am wondering if there are any updates to it.

We would like to make MS OneDrive the default location for each user and migrate the user's PST files that are one their local C Drive to OneDrive.


Thank you,
We want a way to Force Shared mailboxes or groups to be only accessible on web outlook in office 365 and not outllook. As we are finding the OST file gets too big.

We have in the past added shared mailboxes as individual mail accoutns in outlook but this still causes the pcs to fill up with OST files and run out of space.

Does anyone know of a way to deal with a shared mailbox where users can forward emails or drag emails to which they can only access online?
Exchange shared mailbox is showing:  ExchangeUserAccountControl : AccountDisabled

It was migrated from exchange 2010 to exchange online.  I have a hybrid env. using dirsync/adconnect.  

It was shared prior to being migrated - and the user account associated is ENABLED.

Anyone ever seen this before?  I believe this is showing that the account is enabled, but that attribute is showing it "ExchangeUserAccountControl" creating a false positive on licensing reports.

Is there anyway to correct set this attribute?

Thanks Experts!

I have restored an O365 user from PowerShell cmd : Restore-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName MyUSer

But after 15-30 min something keep deleting the user again and I need to restore again. What can cause that?
I'm trying to generate a report of a users bookings of conference rooms over a six month period.  As an admin, how can I create this report to view the dates and times of resource bookings for a user.
I am assigning a used laptop to a new user.  The laptop has Office 365 ProPlus pre-installed.  When I open any Office app and go to the 'Account' page, under subscription product it says Belongs to c******@re*****.com

I do not know who this previous user was.  How can I clear their account off of this machine without knowing who they are?

The new user has their own E3 license.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

In the past, when I have known who the previous user was I would just have them log into the Office 365 portal and go under 'installs' and remove the machine name they are no longer using.  I dont know how to do that without knowing who this user is.   I am thinking there must be some way to clear it my machine name in the admin portal?  I hope!
Hi everyone, what tools are commonly utilised by Enterprise to target and collect a paticular staff members data? By data i mean emails, local documents, files and folders, deleted items, downloads. Key word content sweeping, login / logoff details, credentials and passwords. I am the business owner but im being targeted by my business partner and i currently have a litigation case against him before the supreme court. Besides our company he has an IT managed services company and runs my businesses infrastructure. We are using Office 365 Enterprise, domain server and exchange server. My laptop is logging non-stop and many of the logs are hidden and the ones that arent are enough to male me paranoid. I even feel like they have physically been in my machine via Screen Connect client or teamviewer perhaps. There seem to be more and more 'Machine Users' S-1-15-21 DDDAFDEKXTNKWLP type user. And my laptop will suddenly and violently start blinking on and off like a strobe light. Its not the screen or a connector and if i put on Aeroplane mode it stops. Ive run Malwarebites and shows nothing. All drivers and updates are up to date.... help please how can i prptect myself? What am i looking for to detect internal corporate spying locally? Visiual Studio; SQL Server; .NET framework, Power Shell are all running locally on my laptop also. Thanks Rob
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I need some suggestions for DLP and content search in Office 365. I have already enabled three policies for DLP: Credit Card, CPF and RG. But I'm pretty faint of ideas, I need some suggestions on DLP and content search. In google I find basic tutorials on how to use DLP and Content Search, and it's not what I need.
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My organization is currently using Office365 - Exchange online.

Previously, public folders were available to share certain information and  restrict who has access.

I know Public folders are no longer used; what is used instead?

For instance, management would like to have emergency contact information available to a select few, mostly employees in the IT department. Previously, I might have been able to do this with public folders, but there must be a better way to go about this.

Also, In terms of the Exchange Global address book, is it possible to restrict the view of certain fields to specific security groups? (Exchange on-line is synchronized with company AD)

Thanks, in advance,

We just transitioned to Exchange 2010 Office 365 Hybrid.  About once a day the Exchange server needs to be rebooted, as emails show up in users sent items but do not deliver.  They are also unable to receive email.  Once the server is rebooted, everything comes through.  I did not see anything in Errors in the Event Viewer that seemed to correspond with the timing of this issue.  I reviewed the firewall logs and found nothing useful.  Any ideas as to what could be causing this daily annoyance?
How to deploy shared excel 2016 macros (.XLAM) as an Office 365 add in?  

I keep finding references to creating a manifest URL and going into 365 admin , then Settings | Services & Add-Ins and browsing to a manifest URL.

I can't seem to find a way to convert my shared macro which is presently in an excel .XLAM file into one of these manifests.

Any ideas?

How can I lock the current Outlook 2016 layout/view so it won't change?

I need everything to stay in the exact same layout and format as shown so that it won't change the size of the far left column, the size of the email columns in the middle of the screen, the size of the preview pane on the right, etc.

How can this be done?

Outlook layout
I have two mailboxes on office365 (through godaddy)

When I try to added the second mailbox on a different outlook profile , I get an error that i already added on mailbox from the same organization.
I am wondering if anyone has some experience on changing the Office365 license that your Apps are installed on a PC on.

I have a client who has changed their business name.  SO we set up a new domain name and Office365 Business Premium account for them.  All users email history has been transferred from domain 1 to domain 2.  Both domain had O365 Business Premium subscriptions for users and exchange email management.

The problem I am finding now is that the licensing for the software on the computers is not changing from domain 1 to domain 2 user.

When we open Word, then click on File  then Office Account, it shows the user information as domain 2, which is correct but the subscription product information is still on domain 1 user, which is not correct.  If I click on Change License and use domain 2 user, it says:
We couldn't find other office licenses associated with {email address}

I know both domains have the Business Premium plan set up for all users.  So they should have full use of all Apps.

Anyone know how to solve this?

I want to have all apps licensed to domain 2 users so that we can unsubscribe domain 1 users.

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Office 365 is a group of software plus services subscriptions that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers. Office 365 allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft's cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. Office 365 includes e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Office software. All of Office 365's components can be managed and configured through an online portal; users can be added manually, imported from a CSV file, or Office 365 can be set up for single sign-on with a local Active Directory using Active Directory Federation Services.

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