The Category List Manager is a C# Visual Studio Solution that allows you to connect to a source mailbox which is either hosted on an on-premises Exchange Server or in Exchange Online using Exchange Web Services (EWS).
You can use AutoDiscover or a static Url to connect to the Exchange Server or Office 365. By default the solution uses the credentials of the user executing the program. These credentials are referred to as default credentials. You can use the Settings form to set dedicated credentials of an user with appropriate access rights to the mailbox(es).
The program helps you to
The supported target mailbox types are:
The GUI comes with an easy-to-use UI. The execuable works a command line tool as well and can be used for automation purposes.
Use CategoryManager.exe -help to get the most recent command line help information.
Watch the presentation held at the Exchange User Group Berlin Meetup on May 31st 2018.
Additional credits go to Henning Krause
When you want to migrate your legacy public folders from Exchange 2010 to modern public folders in Exchange Online you must prepare the public folder names for migration.
Public folder names are not allowd to contain the following:
The script Fix-PublicFolderNames.ps1 fixes the public folder names in preparation for migration to modern public folders.
# Rename and trim public folders found on Server MYPFSERVER
.\Fix-PublicFolderNames -PublicFolderServer MYPFSERVER
The following PowerShell snippet helps to create room lists for the Room Finder functionality in Outlook or Outllok on the Web.
This snippet creates a new room list named All Video Conference Rooms. The display name is shown in the Room Finder combo box. The room list members are a mixture of physical rooms (where you actually go to) and virtual rooms which you just dial into.
# General Properties
$DisplayName = 'All Video Conference Rooms'
$Name = 'DEP_IT_AllVideoConfRooms'
$Alias = 'IT_AllVideoConfRooms'
$Notes = 'Room List for Outlook Roomfinder | All Video Conference Rooms'
$OU = 'MCSMLABS.de/Exchange/Groups/RoomLists'
$EmailAddress = 'ITAllVideoConfRooms@mcsmemail.de'
# Romm List Members
$Members = @('Conference Room 1','Conference Rooms 2','Virtual Dial-In Room 4711')
# Create Distribution Group as Room List
New-DistributionGroup -DisplayName $DisplayName -Name $Name -Alias $Alias -Notes $Notes -Type Distribution -OrganizationalUnit $OU -PrimarySmtpAddress $EmailAddress -Members $Members -RoomList
Use this snippet to start developing your own Exchange PowerShall code for creating and managing rooms and room lists.
If you want to create new rooms and security groups for managing full-access and send-as permissions, use my PowerShell script Create a new Room Mailbox with Security Groups.
This is a map of the current datacenter footprint of Exchange Online, as presented during Microsoft Igite 2017 in Orlando.
There is a difference between Exchange Online datacenters hosting mailboxes and front door endpoint datacenters. Front door endpoints are public peering locations providing client connections with higher reliability and lower latency.
You are interested in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?
You want to know how you can integrate the OneDrive technology into your IT infrastructure securely?
Here is the list of OneDrive related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017
See you at Microsoft Ignite!