Microsoft Online Services Health Dashboard

Great news from the Microsoft BPOS Team, especially for those of us in North America who have seemed to end up with the bulk of the “growing pains” of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Suite. There is now a “health” dashboard (must have a BPOS account to login and view it) available at the following URLs that will give you a current day and past week’s status of all BPOS services. If you click on the links, it gives you some status details. Americas (NOAM) https://health.noam.microsoftonline.com/ Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) https://health.emea.microsoftonline.com/ Asia-Pacific (APAC) https://health.apac.microsoftonline.com/   This new tool is in addition to the RSS … Continue reading Microsoft Online Services Health Dashboard

BPOS Sync Tool does not migrate passwords

Had this question come up today, so thought I’d drop a quick post on it. The Directory Synchronization tool used with Microsoft’s Online Services does a one-way sync from your Active Directory up to the BPOS servers, and does not migrate passwords. You have to do those manually, and if you change a password in your local AD, it must be updated manually on the BPOS side. See the Microsoft Online Services “About Directory Synchronization” page for the official wording on it.