Integrated User Interface
Once you have installed Easy 365 Manager, two new tabs will appear on User objects in Active Directory. “Office 365” for general management and “Mailbox” and managing the user’s Exchange settings both on your on-premises server and Exchange Online.
Manage 365 account
• Changing the user picture
• Setting the preferred language
• Assigning/removing licenses or service plans
• See number of used and available licenses
• Editing proxy addresses
• Editing custom attributes
A little gear in the bottom-right corner allows you to manage the general settings of the tools; i.e. tenant admin credentials, Azure Synchronization server and license key.
Manage Exchange Account
On the Mailbox tab you can edit properties related to the mailbox assigned to a user, this includes:
• Changing mailbox type (user, room, equipment or shared)
• Setting mailbox alias
• Hide the mail address from the address lists
• See the mailbox usage
• Edit storage limits
• Enable forwarding (delivery options)
• Set delivery restrictions (approved or rejected senders and message size limits)
• Assign access permissions to the mailbox (Mailbox delegation)
Azure AD Synchronization
If you make changes that require an Azure AD synchronization in order to take effect, a checkbox “Synchronize AD with Office 365” will be enabled and you can check it to run a synchronization when you apply the changes, or else the changes will be synchronized the next time the scheduler runs; default once every 30 minutes.
Exchange Account Autofill
When creating a mailbox either by assigning an Exchange license to a user or by creating a shared or resource mailbox, the proxy addresses and remote routing address is automatically filled with the values required by Exchange Online. The proxy address will include all accepted domains configured in Office 365.
Create or Copy from AD Object Template.
When you create a new user object in Active Directory either through create or copy the user is not created in Office 365 before the next Azure AD synchronization. To allow you to work on the account right away there is a button “Create in Office 365” which circumvents the cumbersome synchronization process. The user is automatically linked at the next synchronization.
Hint: Using user object templates and copying from these is a great way to standardize user creation in Active Directory, ensuring that new employees are assigned to the correct memberships when created.
Note: Easy 365 Manager solves the limitation in the on-premises Exchange Server where you cannot copy from an AD object template and are required to assign memberships manually each time you create a new user
Create Unlicensed Mailboxes
You can create an unlicensed mailbox either by changing the type of an existing mailbox and removing the license from the account (Office 365 tab). Or by creating a new user with the Active Directory create or copy feature and going to the Mailbox tab. Here you will be able to select between the 3 different types of mailboxes that do not require a license and click the button “Create Mailbox”.
Note: This option is only available until the AD object is synchronized with Azure AD after which you must assign a license, change the type and remove the license again.