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Office 365: EX20870 – Restoring service

Incident and Reported Details Incident ID: EX20870 Details: Current Status: Engineers have found that a portion of the affected infrastructure did not upgrade to the latest version as was intended. The remaining server capacity is now being updated. Once this is complete, engineers will run additional tests to confirm the update resolves the underlying root cause. […]

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Office 365: Self Service of Distribution Groups

The ability to self service the creation of distributions groups has been a feature for quite some time in my Exchange experiences.  Now that I am in Office 365 / Exchange Online this functionally is no longer available for synced groups. This now forces the enlistment of the support department to facilitate all mortification for […]

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Office 365: Initiate a full password sync using DirSync

Having a need to rapidly sync passwords to Office 365 using Directly Sync (DirSync) I come across the following method that seems to work with minimal effort.  By default the DirSync only kicks off ever 3-5 min’s. To initiate a full password sync you can do the following: Open PowerShell, and then type: Import-Module DirSync   […]

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Office 365: Directory Synchronization Isssues

Yes!  In Office 365 at last and now synchronizations are failing The followin message is shown in the forefront identity manager: stopped-server-down And with the event id of 655 the following message is shown: Failed credential provisioning ping. Error: Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices.ServerDownException: Failed even after 5 retries. Action: ProvisionCredentials, Exception: Unable to communicate with the Windows Azure […]

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Office 365: MO17808 – Service degradation

Well this may be why I’ve had issues all day Current Status: Engineers continue to perform tests on the affected networking capacity in order to develop a plan to remediate impact. User Experience: End users are not directly affected by this issue. Customer Impact: Customer impact appears to be limited at this time. Any users […]