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  • Blog Post: Hybrid deployment best practices

    Many Office 365 customers are using our hybrid deployment option since it offers the most flexible migration process, the best coexistence story, and the most seamless onboarding user experience. However, even with all of this flexibility, a few wrong choices in the planning and deployment phase could...
  • Blog Post: Deep Sixing PST Files

    A little over two years ago we wrote about removing PSTs from your organization and gave you a tool to assist you with that endeavor. .PST, Time to Walk the Plank . Since then, we’ve updated the tool with some new features and functionality. In this blog, we are going to give you: More reasons to get...
  • Blog Post: Booking Delegation Vs. Classic Delegation

    Calendar delegation can be assigned in two different ways, each for a specific scenario. However, any mailbox, usually rooms, can be assigned both and this causes confusion when managing delegation of rooms or resources. What’s the difference and why? Classic Delegation Classic delegation has been around...
  • Blog Post: Parsing the Admin Audit Logs with PowerShell

    One of the nice features introduced in Exchange 2010 was Admin Audit Logging. Concerned administrators everywhere rejoiced! This meant that a record of Exchange PowerShell activity, organization wide, was now saved and searchable. Administrators could query the Admin Audit Log, using the Search-AdminAuditLog...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection is now available

    Just a quick note that we have released a new service that some of you might be interested in, called Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection. This is a complementary service to already existing Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and extends to additional types of advanced threats. To learn more, head...
  • Blog Post: Exchange @ Ignite 2015

    We were joined by thousands of Exchange and Office 365 customers at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago last week. It was full of announcements, new content, and opportunities for the Exchange community to reconnect. For those who were on site we thank you for your enthusiastic participation and engaging questions...
  • Blog Post: Larger messages and Enhanced NDRs come to Office 365

    I wanted to write a quick note to make sure that our Hybrid customers have seen the following two recent improvements made to transport in Office 365, as both of them could be something that you will run into or might want to be aware of: Enhanced non-delivery reports (NDRs) in Office 365 Office 365...
  • Blog Post: Exchange ActiveSync on-boarding to Office 365

    Introduction Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) and Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Rollup Update 9 (RU9) introduced a new feature to provide a more seamless experience for ActiveSync-enabled users who move from on-premises Exchange servers to Office 365. This blog post explains the current situation...
  • Blog Post: Want more control over Sent Items when using shared mailboxes?

    Edit 6/15/2015: We are starting to make this feature available again in Office 365. Note that the new shared mailbox sent items behavior is disabled by default and if Admins want it enabled, they can do so by using CMDlets mentioned below. Additionally, we are still on track to ship this to our on-premises...
  • Blog Post: Be the first to learn what’s next for Exchange and Office 365 at Microsoft Ignite - Full session list now available

    This morning we released the complete list of sessions offered at Microsoft Ignite , including the full list of Exchange sessions . Ignite is the premier event for the Exchange community, bringing together the people who build Exchange and those who work with it every day. If you are one of the many...
  • Blog Post: Automated Hybrid Troubleshooting Experience

    One of the more popular deployment options for Office 365, and more specifically Exchange Online, is the Exchange Hybrid Configuration . This deployment option gives customers a way to move some of their mailboxes to Exchange Online, while keeping some on-premises. Our goal with an Exchange Hybrid configuration...
  • Blog Post: Email retention for deleted items in Office 365 is changing

    If your organization has mailboxes in Office 365, you might want to know about this: there is a change coming to extended email retention period for deleted items in Office 365. Head over to Office Blogs and read all about it! Extended email retention for deleted items in Office 365 Nino Bilic
  • Blog Post: Single-Click Mailbox Conversion

    Here’s a scenario that might be familiar to you: Sometimes, in support-focused organizations, the email account for external communications with customers is often managed by a single employee. When that employee transitions out of that role, mailbox management responsibility can be shared by multiple...
  • Blog Post: Get the inside scoop on Exchange at Microsoft Ignite

    This morning we published the first look at the Ignite session catalog providing you a better view of what to expect at Ignite . Ignite brings together the Exchange Conference with TechEd and other Microsoft technology events. By attending Ignite, you’ll have access to a broad set of content on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: A better way to recover a mailbox

    Update 06/11/2015 : We have now disabled the old method of recovering a mailbox (which involved using Get-RemovedMailbox and New-Mailbox –RemovedMailbox) and we no longer support the recovery of hard deleted mailboxes. The process of recovering deleted users or mailboxes in a hybrid or cloud-only organization...
  • Blog Post: How to Configure S/MIME in Office 365

    S/MIME in Office 365 S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a standard for public key encryption and digital signing of MIME data. Configuring S/MIME in Office 365 is a slightly different procedure than configuring S/MIME on-premises. This blog is for people who want to move from...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the IMAP Migration Troubleshooter

    Situation If transitioning your organization from a non-Exchange system such as Google or Lotus Notes to Office 365, you typically need to follow the IMAP migration path. As diagnosing and remediating any issues you might run into during such a migration can be difficult for people unfamiliar with the...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Ignite – meet us in Chicago

    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog , we revealed more details about our unified technology event for event for enterprises in May. The event will be known as Microsoft Ignite. If you are one of the many MEC conference alumni this is the conference for you. Microsoft Ignite is for Exchange customers...
  • Blog Post: Take Advantage of EOPs new Bulk Mail Detection

    Bulk mail is often mistaken for spam and is starting to become a larger problem for organizations. EOP is not very aggressive out of the box when it comes to bulk mail because this type of mail falls into a grey area. Some organizations will want to receive this type of mail, whereas others will not...
  • Blog Post: Keep your Federation Trust up-to-date

    Microsoft periodically refreshes certificates in Office 365 as part of our effort to maintain a highly available and secure environment. On September 23, 2014, we are making a certificate change on our Microsoft Federation Gateway that could affect some customers as detailed in knowledge base article...
  • Blog Post: Handling email viruses with Exchange Online

    When customers receive an email with a suspected virus, they often ask “ What do I do now? ” This blog post helps answer that question and guides you through our recommended process. This is intended for customers using Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection with on-premises Exchange servers. First...
  • Blog Post: Spam email and Office 365 environment - connection and content filtering in EOP

    In the last related blog post we gave some introduction about Exchange Online Protection (EOP), what needs to be done when EOP is not working as desired and spam email troubleshooting process and classification. In this blog we will be moving further and discussing some more advanced option to stop spam...
  • Blog Post: Important update available for Exchange Server 2013 hybrid deployments

    Update 8/26/14 : changed the resolution to include the release of Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 (CU6). An important update is now available to resolve issues customers are currently experiencing when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) to create a new or manage an existing hybrid deployment...
  • Blog Post: Spam email and Office 365 environment - Overview

    I wanted to write a series of blog posts talking about email spam in Office 365. While majority of spam mail is blocked by the Office 365 mail security gateways, there are no perfect systems that will block 100% of spam all the time, some can still get through. In case that we do experience spam mail...
  • Blog Post: Developing with Office 365 APIs

    While we do not post about purely development subjects very often, I wanted to point you to a pretty cool post on the Exchange dev blog : Zapier’s Office 365 API Journey It may come as a surprise to some just how seamless it is to jump into leveraging Office 365 APIs. If this interests you, enjoy! Nino...