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This blog is about mostly anything in IT. But the primary focuses are Microsoft Technologies like Exchange, Office 365, Azure and Cloud Security.
On September 29, 2017
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This is a map of the current datacenter footprint of Exchange Online, as presented during Microsoft Igite 2017 in Orlando.

Exchange Online Footprint

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.

 

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OneDrive for BusinessYou 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

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

See you at Microsoft Ignite!

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Microsoft Ignite 2017It's going to be an interesting week next week at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL.

There will be a lot announcements about Microsoft Technologies to come. 

The conference is the best opportunity to learn about new technologies and to extend your IT professional network.

If you want to talk about OneDrive for Business, Exchange On-Premises and Exchange Online solutions, or how you can move to cloud service contact me by email or Twitter to schedule a meeting.

See you in Orlando.

 

 

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On September 14, 2017
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Starting September 11th 2017 Microsoft Teams supports guest access for external users

Guest access for Microsoft Teams uses a separate guest license type that must be activated in the services & add-ons section of the Office 365 Admin portal. 

Activate Microsoft Teams Guest License Type

 

Office 365 Admin portal notification:

When we make this change, the ‘Pick the license you want to configure’ setting in ‘Settings > Services and Add-ins > Microsoft Teams’, will now have an option for ‘Guest’ with a default value of “off” for the ‘Turn Microsoft Teams on or off for your entire organization’ setting.

When you've not activated guest licenses, external user receive an odd error when trying to access your shared team.

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Enjoy Office 365!

 

 

 

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The PowerShell script to purge Exchange Server and IIS log files has been updated to version 2.1.

The function Copy-LogFiles has been slightly rewritten and there has been a change in the cmdlet parameters.

When using ArchiveMode CopyAndZip or CopyZipAndDelete all copied log files in the EXCHANGESERVER\LOGS folder are added to a compressed archive. The script creates a separate archive for IIS and Exchange logs.

Example of compressed archive files

 Code updated

function Copy-LogFiles {
  [CmdletBinding()]
  param(
    [string]$SourceServer,
    [string]$SourcePath,
    $FilesToMove,
    [string]$ArchivePrefix = ''
  )

  if($SourceServer -ne '') { 

    # path per SERVER for zipped archives
    $ServerRepositoryPath = Join-Path -Path $RepositoryRootPath -ChildPath $SourceServer

    # subfolder used as target for copying source folders and files
    $ServerRepositoryLogsPath = Join-Path -Path $ServerRepositoryPath -ChildPath $LogSubfolderName

    $ServerRepositoryPath = Join-Path -Path $RepositoryRootPath -ChildPath $SourceServer

    if(!(Test-Path -Path $ServerRepositoryPath)) {

      # Create new target directory for server, if does not exist
      $null = New-Item -Path $ServerRepositoryPath -ItemType Directory -Force -Confirm:$false

    }

    foreach ($File in $FilesToMove) {
      # target directory
      $targetDir = $File.DirectoryName.Replace($TargetServerFolder, $ServerRepositoryLogsPath)

      # target file path
      $targetFile = $File.FullName.Replace($TargetServerFolder, $ServerRepositoryLogsPath)
      
      # create target directory, if not exists
      if(!(Test-Path -Path $targetDir)) {$null = mkdir -Path $targetDir}

      # copy file to target
      $null = Copy-Item -Path $File.FullName -Destination $targetFile -Recurse -Force -Confirm:$false -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    }    
    
    if($ZipArchive) {
      # zip copied log files
      
      $Archive = Join-Path -Path $ServerRepositoryPath -ChildPath ('{0}-{1}' -f $ArchivePrefix, $ArchiveFileName)
      $logger.Write(('Zip copied files to {0}' -f $ArchiveFileName))
      
      # delete archive file, if already exists
      if(Test-Path -Path $Archive) {Remove-Item -Path $Archive -Force -Confirm:$false}

      try {
        # create zipped asrchive
        Add-Type -AssemblyName 'System.IO.Compression.FileSystem'
        [IO.Compression.ZipFile]::CreateFromDirectory($ServerRepositoryLogsPath,$Archive)
      }
      catch {
        $logger.Write(('Error compressing files from {0} to {1}' -f $ServerRepositoryLogsPath, $Archive),3)      
      }
      finally {

        # cleanup, if compression was successful
        if($DeleteZippedFiles) {

          $logger.Write(('Deleting folder {0}' -f $ServerRepositoryLogsPath))
          $null = Remove-Item -Path $ServerRepositoryLogsPath -Recurse -Force -Confirm:$false -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        }
      }
    } 
  }  
}

 

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