This is a common issue nowadays where a lot of people have been moving to Office 365 and the cloud in general, moving massively and aggressively with the pass and advance of the pandemic covid-19 worldwide, many printers, scanners, and other output devices have been working for days until they needed to be updated into the cloud.

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I think this series to help you go thru every single configuration you need to keep in mind to make the SMTP Authentication work for your particular case; no matter how much experience you have with office 365 or powershell, I will guide…


Have you ever needed to know what users are blocked from logging in to Office 365 right now?. In this article, we will discuss how to get a report of the users that has login blocked.

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I’ve had the idea that it wouldn’t be great to have an article that goes changing or adding information the way it goes so you can have only 1 link and refreshes with useful information every time (so it’s My notes of tips). Still, I’d like to translate the idea into Medium. So here it is.

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This feature was released earlier this month, so you can use your outlook application to send and receive emails using your alias on the To field of your email by doing a simple change, tenant-wide using Powershell.

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Have you ever tried to run a PS script on the Window’s task scheduler?, well this is common thinking, and it is a lot of doubts and difficulty unfounded behind this task, here I would try to clarify them with this post?

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If you are like me, that has been setting up careful every single signature on your Outlook Desktop App, and you are willing to have a centralized manner to have them all on a folder on your Onedrive/Dropbox/Box or any other cloud service, this article is for you.

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The goal of the following steps is to create a “Catch-All” account that, no matter how many domains you have on your O365 Tenant, receives all emails with the primary goal of not losing any emails.

CatchAll — Sunset

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The first thing to have in mind is that basically, all office 365 mailboxes can take from 10 minutes up to 3 days in provisioning, it will depend on the load that the cloud has in the particular moment that you’re doing the assignment of the licenses.

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History and impact: Users may be unable to access multiple Microsoft 365 services

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UPDATED March 03/16/2021 5:37pm GMT

The cause was an encryption key removed by an automated process.

UPDATE March 16 6:14 GMT

Title: Users may be unable to access multiple Microsoft 365 services User

Users may be unable to access multiple Microsoft 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365 services. More info: Any service that leverages Azure Active Directory (AAD) may be affected.

While we’re focused on remediating all residual impact as soon as possible, some users may continue to experience the following: Intune: Admins may also notice issues or retries when enrolling devices via the Intune portal. …


Continuing with this series, I will be explaining step by step how can you send emails using your office365 account when you have the Multi-Factor Authentication enabled by security; if you lost the previous article of this series, you could consult it here, and of course, I will be refreshing what I’m taking as true on that article if you come from the previous article you can skip the next two sections.

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