Use eseutil for Exchange database repair with care

When disaster strikes and the Exchange Server crashes without a valid backup, an admin can make things far worse by making a hasty attempt to get the platform back online without careful planning.

    Don't rush in and start immediate repairs with the command-line tool eseutil. While eseutil is a powerful tool for Exchange database repair work, use it wrong and it can make matters worse. Admins must understand the different functions of eseutil and when their use is appropriate.

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    New ID and Authentication Features

    Ignite is Microsoft’s major conference for new announcements and training aimed at IT professionals. This year Ignite took place in Orlando, Florida the week of September 25th. I wasn’t able to make it to Orlando to be onsite for the conference this year, but it’s not that difficult to follow new announcements from Ignite from anywhere in the world.


    In this blog post I’m going to give an overview of some of the announcements from Ignite around identity and authentication management for MS cloud services that caught my attention. I learned a lot by watching recorded sessions, hopefully I can pass some of that on here.

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    Using Microsoft Flow

    If there is anything consistent about Office 365, it's change. Not only do the services that you use all the time change constantly, but there are also new services added to Office 365 on a regular basis. Microsoft wants to build Office 365 into a complete business productivity suite, and they are doing that by making sure all your bases are covered.

    Of course, the downside to this constant evolution of Office 365 is that someone needs to invest the time and effort into learning what the new services are, and what they do. The good news for your organization is that you work there, and you’re taking the time to read this blog.

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    RBAC for Office 365

    One of the basic functions of an IT administrator supporting an application is to control permissions and access to the data within that application. When an organization makes the move to cloud services, this process becomes far more important and considerably more complicated as you can imagine.

    In this blog post I’ll explore what Role Based Access Control (RBAC) is, how it works in Office 365, and why an add-on management solution might be the answer for some organizations.

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