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Microsoft Office 365: Exchange Online Implementation and Migration by Loryan Strant, David Greve

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Working with PowerShell

There are numerous Exchange Online functions that can only be performed through PowerShell. These are:

  • Setting mailbox permissions
  • Creating a shared mailbox
  • Allowing users to send e-mails on behalf of other users

Any Windows 7 computer is capable of running Windows PowerShell commands against Exchange Online. You can also create PowerShell scripts to automate functions and actions if you plan to perform them regularly.

It is important to note that PowerShell sessions may become inactive after 15 minutes of idle time, so make sure you know what commands you need to run before creating the connection.

Connecting to Exchange Online with PowerShell involves a few steps:

  1. Load Windows PowerShell (search for it through the Start menu). ...

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