GA – Partner Center SDK and REST API Live now

We just announced the general availability of the Partner Center SDK and REST API. The Partner Center SDK makes it easy for Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partners to integrate their sales systems with the Microsoft Partner Center system which powers the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Having integration with Microsoft systems means the CSP partner can…

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Getting Started with the Cloud Solution Provider APIs

If you’re a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner, you have many options for transacting your customers orders with Microsoft. In this post I’ll walk through getting started with the CSP Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and point you to some resources for learning more about them. Do you need to use APIs for Integration? Most partners…

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Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program APIs – Onboarding Tutorial

I recently started working on the Microsoft CSP program looking at the APIs that partners use. I’ve created a walk through video of how you go about onboarding to these APIs. The video starts out walking through the Partner Center and showing the steps required to create an Integration Sandbox and to get the App…

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Office 365 URLs and IP Address Ranges Email Change Notification

For Office 365 customers who have restrictive firewalls for their employees it is important to have the right URLs or IP Addresses configured for uninterrupted access to Office 365. We have published this information on the TechNet page Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges. We have an RSS feed so that you can stay…

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Office 365 directory synchronization and avoiding accidental deletes

We have a new option those who use DirSync for directory synchronization with Office 365. It monitors the staged delete updates that are to be sent to Azure AD and if they exceed a limit that you define then the delete operations are held until you review. This can help you to avoid accidental mass deletion of accounts from…

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TechEd USA Talks on Office 365 Identity Management

The PowerPoint slides and recordings for TechEd US are all published now. Below are links to the Office 365 Identity Management talks that I presented and some related articles that have been published recently for more information. You can keep in touch with updates to Identity Management topics on Office 365 with this tag on…

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Office 365 Switch Plans is okay now with a Custom Domain

Recently Office 365 added a new tool to allow customers to switch plans in the middle of a subscription period. I wrote about this here. We had an issue with switching a plan if you were using a custom domain and we’ve corrected that now. You can Switch Plans even if you have a custom…

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New Identity Federation Debug Tools for Office 365

The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer tool was updated today. It now includes tooling for testing an Office 365 federated identity provider. This can be used with an Office 365 tenant which is configured for federation with either ADFS or another WS-* based Security Token Service. It can help you to debug issues you have with the…

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Office 365 Directory Sync Quota Automated Increase to 300,000 Users

From http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/office_365_service_updates/974.aspx#jul2013 New Office 365 tenants are limited to synchronizing 50,000 users from an on-premises Active Directory to the cloud. If a customer has more than 50,000 users and uses the DirSync tool to synchronize those to Office 365, they would previously need to call Office 365 Technical Support to get an increase in the…

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TechEd 2013 Office 365 Identity and Security talks

I’m just back from TechEd in New Orleans. You can view my talk on Office 365 Identity here. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/ouc-b211   And here’s my talk on Office 365 Security that I presented with Andy O’Donald. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/ouc-b205 

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