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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Exchange Online Migration Guided Walk Through (GWT) released

    Challenge Over the last year, as more customers have gone down the path of Hybrid Migration, we have seen more questions and forum posts on the subject. When looking at the reasons for this, it seemed clear that customers are in need of some additional guidance on how and when to perform troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 URL based filtering is just better and easier to sustain

    One of the requirements for properly integrating with Microsoft Office 365 is to ensure that your clients and (in some instances such as hybrid Exchange) servers have access to all of the proper endpoints. To achieve this, most customers simply allow their clients internet access and there is no outbound...
  • Blog Post: Part 4: IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy and Load balancing solution for O365 Exchange Online in a Hybrid Configuration

    Based on the feedback I received it looks like our readers enjoyed the previous set of articles ( Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3 ) that were published about IIS ARR and because of that, the pirates Arrr!!! back with another article on how to use IIS ARR for O365 Exchange Online Hybrid configurations. ...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant Updated!

    We’re happy to announce the latest updates to the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant ! We’ve updated the Deployment Assistant to include the following new scenarios: Upgrading from a mixed Exchange 2007/Exchange 2010 deployment to Exchange 2013 Configuring an Exchange 2013...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid Mailbox moves and EMC changes

    As customers are upgraded or sign up for the latest version of Office 365 for business, they may notice some changes in their recipient and organization management experience. For instance, we now allow the Organization and Hybrid Migration management experience to be initiated from the Exchange Administration...