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SharePoint 2013 Materials

User attributes in Office 365

Much like some of the group settings can only be applied via PowerShell (see my previous post), so are some of the user attributes. For example, the value of Assistant attribute can not be set via management portal, but using Powershell will do the trick. Here's sample statement:


set-user -identity [User's email address] -AssistantName "[Assistant's Name]"


To view object properties before and after, use the following:


get-user -identity [User's email address]| format-list

Mail-enabled security groups in Office 365

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Another update (11/19/2013): further evolution of Office 365 services makes creation of distribution and security groups even easier, plus there's now an option of creating a dynamic distribution group (click here for more information):

Update (08/06/2012): a clear sign of Office 365 evolving along the same lines as other agile cloud services - small incremental features and minor new functionality are being delivered almost continuously and, unlike important major service updates, without much fanfare. For example, there's no need to resort to using PowerShell to setup mail-enabled security groups anymore, it can now be done at creation using management portal: 



Those managing Office 365 (O365) tenant via the Microsoft Online Services Portal (MOS Portal) interface would notice that there are two distinct group entities:
Security Groups:can be created via MOS Portal (main portal page>Management>Security Groups) and used for assigning permissions within SharePoint Onlinedo n…