Managing Office 365 and On-Premises Exchange 2010 from the same Powershell Session

I’ve just been reading on Mike Pfeiffer’s blog this article about connecting Remote Powershell to Office 365. I’ve not yet got my beta account on Office 365, but do use Live@EDU/Outlook Live and had been wondering how similar administration is. It turns out that it’s exactly the same (even down to the server names) therefore…

Missed Tech Ed Europe 2010? Watch the Exchange Sessions Online Now

This week in Berlin, Germany, TechEd Europe 2010 is taking place. TechEd is Microsoft’s main educational event providing a week of comprehensive training, hands-on labs and a chance to hear about the future of Microsoft products direct from the source. If (like myself) you’ve been unable to attend TechEd Europe in Berlin this week you’ll…

Office 365 – What does it mean for Exchange?

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the next generation of their cloud online services, Office 365. This new suite of online services will offer Exchange Online, Sharepoint Online, Lync Online (the next generation of Office Communications Server) and the desktop Office Professional Plus suite. When it comes to messaging, the next generation of Exchange Online provides…

Set up Federated Free/Busy and Calendar Sharing between Exchange 2010 SP1 and Outlook Live [Updated]

PLEASE NOTE: This is NO LONGER supported and provided as-is for information ONLY. The information here relates to pre-Hybrid configurations that used the Consumer MFG. It does give you some background as to how Office 365 does Federation, though some steps have changed. For a modern “under the hood”, see this article. As organizations move to make use…