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  • Blog Post: The New OWA Rocks Tablets and Phones!

    Last week, we shared information about The New Exchange . Today we’re delighted to share some of the exciting new developments in Outlook Web App (OWA). The primary purpose of OWA is to give Exchange users access to their mailboxes from anywhere through the same Outlook UI and functionality they already...
  • Blog Post: New Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tests for Mail Flow

    We’re happy to announce that we’ve added some tests to Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA), to help you test your mail flow configuration. These tests are intended for customers who use the Exchange Online Protection service to perform spam and malware filtering before sending email messages...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT) v2 released

    As the original blog post about OCAT release was quite popular, we wanted to let you know that we have just released the version 2.0 of the tool, with many features that you have been asking for! If you have OCAT v1 installed, the installation of OCAT v2 will automatically remove v1 for you. Here are...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator BETA2

    During the Beta phase of the Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator (EXNBC) I hope to release an update every 4-6 weeks. These updates are to provide new features based on feedback and potentially to fix things in the calculator. For this BETA 2 release , I have been working with our teams in the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool

    The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want...
  • Blog Post: Office Next Update

    We’re wrapping up another outstanding week of the Office Preview release. We are getting a lot of great feedback, and hope to get much more. Please continue to help us by sending us your smiles and frowns, and forums feedback on Microsoft Answers , TechNet and MSDN coming. This week many teams across...
  • Blog Post: Updated Facebook Provider for Outlook Social Connector and Group Policy settings

    This post describes an update to the Facebook provider for the Outlook Social Connector and the related policy settings that are available for Administrators. Outlook 2010 includes a feature called the Outlook Social Connector which can show social updates for the people your users email with, directly...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (Exchange On-Premises)

    Outlook prompting users for credentials? Outlook users disconnected from their mailboxes? These are a couple of common issues and they can be frustrating to the user. Enter the Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (GWT). Outlook connectivity issues with Exchange server can be a very frustrating for...