Troubleshooting 550 5.7.708 error from EXO

From time to time, when you start Office 365 trial with Exchange Online license, after some time you happen to be cut off from email communication and you get this NDR: Remote Server returned 550 5.7.708 Service unavailable. Access denied, traffic not accepted from this IP.

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Office 365 domain ForceTakeOver

If you are an Office 365 administrator, I believe that you have experienced this scenario. The situation when you want to add a domain to an Office 365 tenant, but you cannot because it is blocked by a different tenant .

More specifically, a customer wants you to set up a domain in their current tenant and when you try to add the domain it keeps telling you that the domain is being used already.

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Using client_credentials with Microsoft Graph in Hybrid Exchange setup

If you or your customers are running hybrid Microsoft Exchange deployment and you are using Microsoft Graph, you might have noticed that using the client_credentials grant flow doesn’t really work and ends with errors. Last week, we have had a customer who we have been integrating few systems for, and hit the exactly same issue.

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SendGrid, forwarding and DMARC policy

We have recently deployed a strict DMARC policy (p=reject; sp=reject) on our domains. While this adds greater security while sending e-mail and prevents spoofing, we noticed that certain mails forwarded within our organization stopped coming in.

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Azure AD Connect, group-based licensing and proxy addresses

We have had the group-based licensing option available in preview for over a year. While this service is in preview, it makes provisioning hundreds of users from Active Directory really simple.

You simply create users in your on-premise Active Directory, assign them a valid User Principal Name, add them to the correct group and then sync them with Azure AD Connect, right? Not that fast cowboy!

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Best practices for managing students in Active Directory

For quite a long time, we have been running a local service called which primarily focused on providing SSO experience for various systems at schools (primary and high schools) along with automatic synchronization with the school’s information system. Throughout the time we have hit a lot of edge scenarios, and compiled a best practices guideline.

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Protip: Assigning section level permissions in OneNote

When you have a OneNote notebook shared with an entire group or site in SharePoint (or with few people in OneDrive for Business) you might want to be able to set permissions on a section or section-group level. While this functionality isn’t for some reason available directly from the UI, it is definitely possible. Read on to learn how!

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