Jay Carper

Creating and Sharing a Personal Calendar in Exchange

Many times Exchange users want to share a personal calendar with coworkers without jumping through the hoops of requesting a new shared or resource mailbox. I’m going to tell you how to do that without setting delegates or giving away more information than you want. (These instructions are for Outlook 2016, but they should be pretty close for 2013 & 2010.)   1. Switch Outlook […]

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NSFW Gear – Flight 001 4-in-1 Power Adapter

Like Information Technology, electricity generation and deliver is a globe-spanning industry. Everywhere you go as an IT pro, you’ll need to plug your gear in to keep it charged. Unfortunately, the adapters that came with your phone and computer probably won’t work in most other countries. Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter to the rescue! This XP-esque* little gadget will fit the electrical outlets of 150 different […]

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‘404 – Page Not Found’ Error When Commenting on a WordPress Site

The comment function broke on one of the WordPress sites I manage. When submitting a new comment, users would receive a “404 Page not found” error. My first thought was that a theme or security plugin update was the cause, so I switched to the basic 2015 theme and reviewed all of the site security settings. My second thought was that something happened to either […]

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A Primer on SPF Records

Yesterday there were a million and one web pages on Sender Policy Framework. Today there are a million and two. When I was researching SPF record syntax for some changes in my email routing, I couldn’t find a single page that gave all the information I needed. I hope this one will save you some time. Sender Policy Framework is a quick-and-dirty method for using […]

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Can’t sign in to Skype for Business

After migrating our organization from Lync 2010 on-premises to Skype for Business Online, I had one user who couldn’t log in no matter what I tried. She had Skype enabled in her msols license, her account was enabled, everything appeared to have synced ok, and she could log into http://outlook.office.com. The error message said “The user name, password, or domain appears to be incorrect. Ensure […]

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Migrating Distribution Groups to Office 365, part 5

In the previous installments of this series on migrating distribution groups from Microsoft Exchange on-premises to Exchange Online, I covered these four steps: ► Part 1 – Overview of the process I used to migrate my Exchange distribution groups to Office 365. ► Part 2 – Exporting your on-premises distro group settings to CSV files. ► Part 3 – Importing your group settings from the […]

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Migrating Distro Groups from Exchange to Office 365, part 4

In steps 4 and 5 of part one I wrote, 4. Delete on-premises groups. After verifying that I had all the data I needed to rebuild them in the cloud (or on-premises if necessary), I removed the original groups… 5. Rename and address online groups. I wrote a third PowerShell script (Address_DistroGroup.ps1) that renames the new online groups to the old on-premises group names and […]

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