To Setup Forwarding from a distribution list to an Office 365 Group

There is not a straight forward process to forward email from a distribution list to an Office 365 Group. You would need to follow these steps in order to do that-

  1. Create a Shared Mailbox.
  2. Add the newly created Shared Mailbox as a member of the distribution list. Doing so would allow the Shared Mailbox to receive email from the distribution list.
  3. Set up Email forwarding in the shared mailbox to forward email to the Office 365 Group. Now there is a point to be noted here, you would not be able to do this in the Exchange Online Admin Center. You would need to use Power Shell in Order to setup forwarding to an Office 365 Group.

Set-Mailbox shared -ForwardingSmtpAddress <EmailAddress> -DeliverToMailboxAndForward $true

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider

This Cmdlet for Skype for Business allows you to Enable or Disable a Specific Public Provider. A public provider is an organization that provides SIP Communication services for the General public. So if the Organization enables communication with a Provider “Yahoo”, then the Organization can communicate with any Public User who has a Yahoo Account.

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Set-CsTenantPublicProvider has two parameters, “Tenant” and “Provider”. Tenant is where you specify the Tenant ID and Provider is the Public Provider which you want to enable

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider -Tenant “” -Provider

For Example

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider -Tenant “123” -Provider “WindowsLive”

This would Enable the Public IM Provider WindowsLive for the Organization Tenant “123”.

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider -Tenant “123” -Provider “”

Since the Provider attribute is empty, all the public IM Providers would be disabled for the Tenant with ID 123.

Finding out the version of Windows Management Framework through PowerShell

In order to connect to Exchange Online using Power Shell, one needs to have a minimum version of a .NET Framework and a Windows Management Framework running in your computer. The .NET Framework requires a version of 4.5 or later and the Windows Management Framework requires a version of at least 3.0

So before connecting Exchange Online using Power Shell you need to make sure that your system is meeting the minimum requirements. There is a command called as $PSVersionĀ  which has to be entered on the Power Shell Command Prompt.

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It would list the version againstĀ WSManStackVersion. In the above example, the version Installed in the Computer is 3.0