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Topic # 119070 19-May-2013 15:53
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I have to admit I am a bit of a fan of Office 365.

When the new portal got launched it looked ok and I heard that you can create shared mailboxes without using PowerShell. Oh cool I thought!

So why in gods name did they not create a link to the web page where you create shared mailboxes?

You have to apparently know to go to http://pod51012.outlook.com/ecp

Presumably ECP stands for Exchange Control Panel - but I just cant fathom why you cant click to this link but seem to have to just "know" it ?

Or am I missing something?

-Al

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  Reply # 822143 19-May-2013 21:55
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you could just use the Admin/Exchange link from the toolbar to get you there....




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  Reply # 822188 20-May-2013 02:55
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Regs: you could just use the Admin/Exchange link from the toolbar to get you there....


I know what you are talking about but that takes you here:



and the "hidden link" I am talking about takes you here (these screens are from same customer):



Only the second one I think allows adding a shared mailbox via the web portal?

-AL



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  Reply # 822189 20-May-2013 02:57
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Regs: you could just use the Admin/Exchange link from the toolbar to get you there....


A similar question here:

http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/exchange/4077.aspx

Why hidden?

-Al



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  Reply # 822195 20-May-2013 07:20
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If those screenshots are from the same customer it looks like their account is still going through the upgrade to the new office 365.
You shouldn't see any screens like your first one any more (yellow colour)






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  Reply # 822224 20-May-2013 08:46
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Well only if they have been in upgrade for the last 3 weeks!

Yes they are from same customer, but more to the point you cant get to the /ecp as far as I can see from the new (blue) admin interface - ADMIN > EXCHANGE > takes you to the old (yellow) screen.

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  Reply # 822263 20-May-2013 10:06
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bigal_nz: Well only if they have been in upgrade for the last 3 weeks!

Yes they are from same customer, but more to the point you cant get to the /ecp as far as I can see from the new (blue) admin interface - ADMIN > EXCHANGE > takes you to the old (yellow) screen.

-Al


Not on my upgraded office 365 clients it doesn't, I get the new blue / white screen.






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  Reply # 822341 20-May-2013 11:53
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CYaBro:
bigal_nz: Well only if they have been in upgrade for the last 3 weeks!

Yes they are from same customer, but more to the point you cant get to the /ecp as far as I can see from the new (blue) admin interface - ADMIN > EXCHANGE > takes you to the old (yellow) screen.

-Al


Not on my upgraded office 365 clients it doesn't, I get the new blue / white screen.


Maybe its a bug? Will put a SR in.

-Al

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  Reply # 822377 20-May-2013 12:48
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Would second an incomplete migration. For me if I go to admin and then users on the main portal page there's an option to add a shared mailbox.



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  Reply # 822395 20-May-2013 13:26
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Klathman: Would second an incomplete migration. For me if I go to admin and then users on the main portal page there's an option to add a shared mailbox.


Thats +1 - thanks.

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  Reply # 822667 20-May-2013 20:52
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this is what my page looks like directly off that link:


Question: is this an Office 365 "P" Plan (small business plan)?  (maybe the control panels for the 'shared' P service are yet to be migrated properly)

Question: have you cleared your browser cache, or tried opening site in "In Private" mode? (maybe a cache/css issue)






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