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How To Install/Update the Latest Exchange Online PowerShell V3 Module?

How To Install/Update the Latest Exchange Online PowerShell V3 Module?

As an admin, we all know that a few administrative works in Exchange Online can be done only using PowerShell. Currently, we are using Version 2 of Exchange Online PowerShell (EXO V2 module).   In September 2022, Microsoft released a new module named the Exchange Online PowerShell v3 module (EXO V3 module) as general availability. One of the main highlights is the REST-based nature of this module, which does not require basic authentication to be enabled in WinRM. Now let’s take…

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Disable Microsoft Exchange Unnoticed Basic Authentication Protocols in One Go!

Disable Microsoft Exchange Unnoticed Basic Authentication Protocols in One Go!

Previously, on October 1, 2022, Microsoft stated that it would begin to disable basic authentication for Exchange Online. As of November 2022, Microsoft has deprecated basic authentication protocols for all Office 365 organizations unless they have requested a temporary pause.  But in reality, have all the basic authentication protocols been disabled? Unfortunately, no! It’s true that turning off basic authentication in Microsoft 365 admin center does not disable all the legacy services.   Yes, Microsoft leaves some of the legacy services turned…

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Enable Organization Customization in Exchange Online

Enable Organization Customization in Exchange Online

When you make configuration changes in Exchange Online, Security, or Compliance admin center in your newly created tenant, you may come across the following error.    “The command you tried to run isn’t currently allowed in your organization. To run this command, you first need to run the command: Enable-OrganizationCustomization.”  Learn why you are experiencing the error and how to enable organization customization in the Microsoft 365 environment through this blog.  Cause of the Error: The above–occurred error is due to the…

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Synchronize Outlook Signatures to Set the Email Signatures to All Outlook Interfaces

Synchronize Outlook Signatures to Set the Email Signatures to All Outlook Interfaces

We use emails to transfer details among office 365 organizations in the modern world. Email signatures can make your emails look professional and more trustworthy. Emails without having email signatures look like push mail. An email signature gives detailed information regarding your organization and how to reach you. In general, an email signature helps you establish yourself with the customer. Why Email Signatures required for an organization? An email signature helps your mail to stand out from a crowded mailbox….

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Stuck in an Email Storm! Reply All Storm Protection Is Here to Rescue You.

Stuck in an Email Storm! Reply All Storm Protection Is Here to Rescue You.

What if you sent an email to a distribution group with thousands of participants in it and a few hits the “reply all” for that email? An email storm would occur in your Office 365 tenant and will collapse your email system. An  email storm can cause an interruption in your business continuity. No more tension about it because we have Reply All Storm Protection to help us. This feature detects email storms depending on your Reply all emails will…

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Hide Office 365 Group Members and Groups from GAL to Protect Sensitive Data.

Hide Office 365 Group Members and Groups from GAL to Protect Sensitive Data.

Office 365 has been rolling out many beneficial features like scheduling Teams chat messages, a new search feature, shared channels, and more. While in the buzz of welcoming the new feature, we also have to ensure that existing ones are utilized efficiently.  As part of these, I was asked about what is this “hidden membership in MS Groups?” What actually does this mean? Though this has been in use for years and has many questions solved, I could no longer…

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Enable Litigation Hold in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Enable Litigation Hold in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Organizations must retain all the emails, calendars, etc., including the deleted items related to specific individuals’ for security purposes and future case investigations. You may think that how to retain all the emails even if it gets deleted from outlook? Thus, Microsoft enables litigation hold in Office 365 to retain the modified email messages and deleted mailbox items from the Recoverable Items folder. All you need is to place the litigation hold on specific mailboxes, all users, or groups based on…

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How to Set Automatic Out of Office Reply Using PowerShell

How to Set Automatic Out of Office Reply Using PowerShell

Out of Office (OOF) automatic reply messages helps to notify other users who are trying to reach you in Outlook when you are unavailable. For example, say you are on vacation, you can set up an automatic reply in Office 365. This way, other users will know you are unavailable for a while.  Configuring automatic replies is essential to prevent communication lapses between OOF users and their clients. What if a user missed setting up an Out of Office message…

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Set Language and Time Zone for Office 365 Users using PowerShell 

Set Language and Time Zone for Office 365 Users using PowerShell 

When a user opens their mailbox for the first time, it will show a prompt to select the time zone and language to get a personalized experience. Also, mailbox users can change their regional settings any time from OWA.  In some situations, Office 365 admins may want to configure language and time zone for users. For example,  When admins want to set pre-defined regional settings.  When mailboxes are set to the wrong language during migration.  When users’ time zone settings…

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Remove Email Forwarding in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Remove Email Forwarding in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Exchange Online offers an excellent feature called Email forwarding. It allows users and admins to configure mailbox forwarding and forward messages automatically to other mailboxes. Although email forwarding is convenient and has some potential advantages in terms of facilitating work, unfortunately, it gives hackers easy access to your data and creates the risk of information leaks.  Then, how can you combat this? Here, it would be better to remove email forwarding in Office 365. With this blog, let’s look at…

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