Tuesday, March 06, 2018

New in Office 365: PowerShell and Delegate Permissions

If you've seen our earlier post Migrating Delegate Permissions: The 80/18/2 Rule, you know that in on-premises Exchange at least you can use the Add-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet in PowerShell to set Delegate Access.

Now Microsoft is allowing you to use this capability on Office 365.

Sidebar: Is anyone else getting tired of discovering which cmdlets work in on-prem Exchange but not in Office 365 by Microsoft's tried-and-true method of "well, walk into the minefield and if you do not explode you'll be fine?"

Log into your Admin account and you should be able to see this update:

This lets you use effective scripting and server-side methods to handle Delegates.

As we always counsel: Be really careful how you set up Delegates in Exchange / Office 365.  See our article:  Two Ways to Grant Access to a Resource in MSFT Exchange. and use the "Booking" Delegation approach.

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