Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en Using the updated version of the Office 365 Admin app http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-updated-version-office-365-admin-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/13/administer-on-the-go-with-the-updated-office-365-admin-app/" target="_blank">Office 365 Admin app</a> was refreshed by Microsoft on March 13 and I have spent some time playing around with it to understand how useful the app is in real life. As those of us who have been around for a while know to our peril, things that demo well at trade shows and in grand keynotes often fail to prove satisfactory when introduced to the harsh facts of production life.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-updated-version-office-365-admin-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-updated-version-office-365-admin-app#comments Office 365 Administration administration Android Android Apple iOS Apple iOS Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Admin Office 365 Admin Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 103561 at http://windowsitpro.com RBAC Manager: making Exchange role-based access control more understandable http://windowsitpro.com/blog/rbac-manager-exchange-role-based-access-control <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Until Exchange 2010, control over Exchange objects was exercised by good &#39;ol Windows Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Access Control Entries (ACEs). The upside of this implementation was that it was shared with Windows so if you understood how ACLs worked for Windows, you had a fair chance of understanding it for Exchange. The downside is that ACLs are a crude control mechanism that works well when configuring user access to objects such as files but is less satisfactory in the world of Exchange.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/rbac-manager-exchange-role-based-access-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/rbac-manager-exchange-role-based-access-control#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 ACE ACE ACL ACL Codeplex Codeplex Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 RBAC RBAC RBACManager RBACManager Role Based Access Control Role Based Access Control Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 132291 at http://windowsitpro.com The various flavors of Outlook http://windowsitpro.com/blog/various-flavors-outlook <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Much excitement was generated on March 16 when Microsoft announced the <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview/" target="_blank">general availability of a preview version of Outlook 2016</a> (desktop) along with a rake of other Office 2016 announcements. The new version of Outlook won&#39;t be formally released until much later this year, probably in conjunction with the release of Exchange 2016,&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the improvements included in Outlook 2016 as mentioned&nbsp;in the announcement were:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/various-flavors-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/various-flavors-outlook#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Outlook Exchange Server 2010 Acompli Acompli Exchange Exchange Office 365 Office 365 Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 Outlook 2016 Outlook 2016 Outlook app Outlook app Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 86831 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2013 CU8 appears. Instant boredom ensues - but for the best possible reason http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu8-appears-instant-boredom-ensues-best-possible-reason <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There comes a point in the lifecycle of every product when it becomes boring. I fear that&#39;s the point now reached by Exchange 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu8-appears-instant-boredom-ensues-best-possible-reason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu8-appears-instant-boredom-ensues-best-possible-reason#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 calendar folder calendar folder contact folder contact folder cumulative update cumulative update Exchange 2013 CU8 Exchange 2013 CU8 Exchange 2013 SP3 RU9 Exchange 2013 SP3 RU9 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA public folder migration public folder migration Public Folders Public Folders Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 131881 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft releases Delve after six months incubation in Office 365 First Release program http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-releases-delve-after-six-months-incubation-office-365-first-release-program <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I am so happy to see that Microsoft made a big thing about&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/office-delve-discover-exactly-what-you-need-when-you-need-it/" target="_blank">Office Delve</a> at their Convergence event in Atlanta today. The only thing is that this news&nbsp;has been coming for a very long time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-releases-delve-after-six-months-incubation-office-365-first-release-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-releases-delve-after-six-months-incubation-office-365-first-release-program#comments Office 365 Delve Delve email attachments email attachments Exchange Exchange first release first release Office 365 Office 365 SharePoint SharePoint Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 132451 at http://windowsitpro.com Why PSTs should never show their faces on a file share http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-psts-should-never-show-their-faces-file-share <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> I don&rsquo;t mind it being known that I hate PSTs. Not because I buy into the &ldquo;everything must be in the Store&rdquo; line, even though this is an excellent approach to take for any company seeking to implement compliance standards within the organization. My opposition is more fundamental and is all to do with the many technical problems exhibited by PSTs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-psts-should-never-show-their-faces-file-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-psts-should-never-show-their-faces-file-share#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Outlook Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online network file share network file share Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 Personal Storage File Personal Storage File PST PST Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 88301 at http://windowsitpro.com Stopping reply-all responses to messages is harder than you might think http://windowsitpro.com/blog/stopping-reply-all-responses-messages-harder-you-might-think <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Sixteen years after Outlook first appeared to make the &ldquo;Reply All&rdquo; the biggest trap that users can fall into in terms of sharing email with people whom they didn&rsquo;t intend, <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/60860f41-88ab-4bb4-8104-765feca9cfed/" target="_blank">Microsoft Research produced an Outlook add-in</a> called &ldquo;NoReplyAll&rdquo; to bar recipients from using the reply, forward, or reply all options for messages they receive. The add-in has been around for a while and the latest version is 3.14 dated 2 August 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/stopping-reply-all-responses-messages-harder-you-might-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/stopping-reply-all-responses-messages-harder-you-might-think#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Outlook add-in Add-in barring option barring option EAS EAS EWS EWS Exchange ActiveSync Exchange ActiveSync Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services Microsoft Research Microsoft Research Outlook Outlook Outlook Web App Outlook Web App reply-all reply-all Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 126871 at http://windowsitpro.com Clutter evolves to become more useful - but still only for Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Office-365-Clutter-updates <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Over the past few months I have valued the impact that Exchange Online&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/faq-answers-common-office-365-clutter-questions" target="_blank">Clutter feature</a> made on my Inbox. Lots of annoying communications from various companies containing offers that I couldn&rsquo;t really be bothered with snuck past spam folders only to run smack into Clutter. The upshot was that several thousand messages never made it to my Inbox and remain unread and unwanted in my Clutter folder.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Office-365-Clutter-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Office-365-Clutter-updates#comments Office 365 Acompli Acompli Clutter Clutter Exchange Online Exchange Online MFA MFA Office 365 Office 365 PowerShell PowerShell Retention Policies Retention Policies Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 125871 at http://windowsitpro.com Do Exchange Online backups make sense? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-exchange-online-backups-make-sense <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft is well-known for using native data protection (aka &quot;no backups&quot;) for Office 365. Exchange mailbox data is protected by using four database copies spread across two datacenters and the full array of features like Single Item Recovery, single page patching, and automatic reseed is used to ensure that mailboxes stay online all the time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-exchange-online-backups-make-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-exchange-online-backups-make-sense#comments Office 365 backups backups EMC EMC EWS EWS Exchange Online Exchange Online Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services Spanning Spanning Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 129241 at http://windowsitpro.com Why PowerShell is often not the best tool for reporting Exchange data http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-often-not-best-tool-reporting-exchange-data <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After I discussed the topic of <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/reporting-office-365" target="_blank">reporting Office 365</a> in January, some folks contacted me to ask whether it was really necessary to go to the bother and expense of buying an additional software package to generate reports about Office 365 data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-often-not-best-tool-reporting-exchange-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-often-not-best-tool-reporting-exchange-data#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange reports Exchange reports Get-MailboxStatistics Get-MailboxStatistics mailbox reports mailbox reports Office 365 reports Office 365 reports PowerShell PowerShell Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 129751 at http://windowsitpro.com How Office 365 Groups could be so much better - and probably will be in the future http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-office-365-groups-could-be-so-much-better <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I recently discussed <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/confusion-around-yammer-and-office-365-groups" target="_blank">the confusion that I see how Office 365 Groups (or &ldquo;modern groups&rdquo;) and Yammer appear to serve much the same purpose</a> (albeit in different ways) might be taken as overly critical of Yammer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-office-365-groups-could-be-so-much-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-office-365-groups-could-be-so-much-better#comments Office 365 Compliance Compliance Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups Public Folders Public Folders retention retention search search SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 126801 at http://windowsitpro.com Compliance and hybrid problems loom as Microsoft plans to keep every deleted item in Exchange Online http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The <a href="http://roadmap.office.com/en-us?legRedir=true&amp;CorrelationId=73cd5eb7-d8a0-4252-bdcf-ac672bb90a19" target="_blank">Office 365 Roadmap item</a> telling us that Microsoft is &quot;Removing the Deleted Items Retention Period&quot; might cause some brows to furrow, especially when you read the description:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Deleted Items Deleted Items Exchange Online Exchange Online Managed Folder Assistant Managed Folder Assistant MFA MFA Office 365 Office 365 Recoverable Items Recoverable Items Retention Policies Retention Policies retention tag retention tag Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:30:00 +0000 129761 at http://windowsitpro.com First update for Outlook apps improves security but lots remains to be done http://windowsitpro.com/blog/first-update-outlook-apps-improves-security <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft announced the <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/17/pin-lock-updates-outlook-ios-android/" target="_blank">first update to the Outlook for iOS and Android apps on February 17</a> since the launch of the rebranded software acquired from Acompli last month.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/first-update-outlook-apps-improves-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/first-update-outlook-apps-improves-security#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 Acompli Acompli ActiveSync ActiveSync Android Android App App Azure Azure EAS EAS iOS iOS Outlook Outlook Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 129821 at http://windowsitpro.com Delve ups and downs illustrate complexity of Office 365 engineering http://windowsitpro.com/blog/delve-ups-and-downs-illustrate-complexity-office-365-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As some of you might know, I quite like Office Delve, the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-delve-debuts-help-office-365-users-find-information-again" target="_blank">Office 365 feature introduced in September 2014</a> for English-speaking countries, even if Microsoft created some confusion when they updated Delve with &ldquo;Boards&rdquo; (or tagging to use another term) in January. Don&rsquo;t get me wrong &ndash; being able to tag documents unearthed by Delve with project names and other useful terms is a very useful facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/delve-ups-and-downs-illustrate-complexity-office-365-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/delve-ups-and-downs-illustrate-complexity-office-365-engineering#comments Office 365 bugs bugs Delve Delve document library document library ediscovery eDiscovery in-place hold in-place hold issue issue Office 365 Office 365 preservation hold preservation hold Problems Problems Rights Management Rights Management SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 128171 at http://windowsitpro.com What Microsoft needs to do to upgrade the Outlook apps http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-microsoft-needs-do-upgrade-outlook-apps <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The recent discussions provoked by <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-ex-acompli-now-outlook-clients-really-compromise-security-or-everyone-overreacting" target="_blank">Microsoft&rsquo;s decision to release a rebranded version of the Acompli client acquired in late 2014 as the Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android apps</a> were interesting in many ways. I&rsquo;m sure that Javier Soltero and his ex-Acompi colleagues received a taste of what it means to be responsible for a Microsoft client that serves such a large installed base of enterprise customers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-microsoft-needs-do-upgrade-outlook-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-microsoft-needs-do-upgrade-outlook-apps#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 Acompli Acompli ActiveSync ActiveSync Android Android Apple Apple EAS EAS Intune Intune iOS iOS Javier Soltero Javier Soltero MDM MDM Outlook Outlook privacy Privacy security Security Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 128931 at http://windowsitpro.com