Office 365: Tenant to Tenant Migrations

You may already be familiar with the catalog of Microsoft cloud IT architectures.  I worked on the latest guide describing common scenarios for migrating between Office 365 tenants. This series of topics illustrates several architecture approaches for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other scenarios that might lead you to migrate to a new cloud tenant. These topics provide starting-point guidance for planning. This model contains: A … Continue reading Office 365: Tenant to Tenant Migrations

HCW, HMA, OLM – Oh My!

I’ve been working with a few customers lately on integration between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange.  My goal in this post is to give a foundational understanding of the technologies that can be enabled for co-existence between Office 365 and on-premises, and new features that can be enabled for your on-premises mailboxes. In this post I will cover: Exchange Hybrid Hybrid Modern Authentication (HMA) Outlook Mobile … Continue reading HCW, HMA, OLM – Oh My!

Real World Solutions – The Case of DLP Event Tracking

In one of my projects, the customer is planning on using Office 365 DLP.  However, they have a third party company who manages the front-line investigation for violations.  The customer needs a way to allow a non-employee enough access to do their initial discovery and track it. The first attempt was to use the out-of-box alerts in the Security & Compliance center. There were a … Continue reading Real World Solutions – The Case of DLP Event Tracking

Office 365 Consumption Analytics

One of the great things about Office 365 is that you can get great telemetry data to understand the actual consumption of your tenant.  The Office 365 admin portal has built-in usage reports that give some quick hight level stats (e.g. emails send/received, OneDrive for Business storage consumed, the number of Office activation, etc.).  But what if you want to slice the data differently, like … Continue reading Office 365 Consumption Analytics


One of the greatest benefits (in my humble opinion) of Office 365 is having all your data in the cloud unlocks new capabilities. Easier sharing and data insights are a couple of examples.  One of the early features that took advantage of this centralized information storage is called ‘Delve’.  ‘Delve’ – the application let you know what others were working on (documents) and feeds.  Delve also … Continue reading MyAnalytics