Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en 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 Delve exposes Exchange email attachments but some fine-tuning is needed http://windowsitpro.com/blog/delve-shows-Exchange-email-attachments <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Some time ago I posted a note <a href="windowsitpro.com/blog/office-delve-exchange-mailboxes-and-even-perhaps-public-folders" target="_blank">wondering when Delve would start to notice that an awful lot of very interesting information is stored in Exchange mailboxes</a>. People use email to circulate all sorts of ideas and the content held in message bodies and attachments seemed like an excellent source of information for Delve to mine, especially since the same search technology is shared across Exchange and SharePoint.</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-shows-Exchange-email-attachments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/delve-shows-Exchange-email-attachments#comments Office 365 Delve Delve email attachment email attachment Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Search Foundation Search Foundation Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:00:00 +0000 128921 at http://windowsitpro.com 80 million Exchange Online users as Office 365 progress continues http://windowsitpro.com/blog/80-million-exchange-online-users-office-365-progress-continues <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s latest results (for the <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY15/Q2/default.aspx" target="_blank">second quarter of their FY15 year</a>, released on January 26) contained the interesting news that &ldquo;Commercial cloud revenue grew 114% driven by Office 365, Azure and Dynamic CRM Online, and is now on an annualized revenue run rate of $5.5 billion.&ldquo;</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/80-million-exchange-online-users-office-365-progress-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/80-million-exchange-online-users-office-365-progress-continues#comments Office 365 annual run-rate annual run-rate Clutter Clutter Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Groups Groups Microsoft results Microsoft results Office 365 Office 365 paid subscribers paid subscribers People View People View Satya Nadella Satya Nadella Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 127871 at http://windowsitpro.com Shock! Outlook 2010 users on Windows XP experience problems with Exchange 2013 CU7 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/shock-outlook-2010-users-windows-xp-experience-problems-exchange-2013-cu7 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It might have escaped your attention that Windows XP came to the end of the support runway in April 2014, a fact that certainly appears to be the case for the folks who have reported issues running Outlook 2010 on Windows XP against Exchange 2013 CU7 servers.</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/shock-outlook-2010-users-windows-xp-experience-problems-exchange-2013-cu7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/shock-outlook-2010-users-windows-xp-experience-problems-exchange-2013-cu7#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange 2013 CU7 Exchange 2013 CU7 Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 problem problem Public Folders Public Folders shared mailbox shared mailbox Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 128401 at http://windowsitpro.com Worried about security and privacy in Outlook for iOS and Android? Here's your chance to debate the issues http://windowsitpro.com/blog/worried-about-security-and-privacy-outlook-ios-and-android-heres-your-chance-debate-issues <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last Friday I posted an article outlining the reasons why I thought <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-ex-acompli-now-outlook-clients-really-compromise-security-or-everyone-overreacting" target="_blank">some of the concerns expressed about some security and functionality weaknesses in the rebranded Outlook for iOS and Android apps</a> (late Acompli) were an overreaction. Cue a heap of tweets and other feedback directed my way, some of which questioned whether I was serious. Well, I was. I still think that some of the opinions posted on the Internet are way over the top.</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/worried-about-security-and-privacy-outlook-ios-and-android-heres-your-chance-debate-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/worried-about-security-and-privacy-outlook-ios-and-android-heres-your-chance-debate-issues#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Acompli Acompli ActiveSync ActiveSync Android Android EAS EAS Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Intune Intune Javier Soltero Javier Soltero mobile email client mobile email client Office 365 Office 365 Outlook for iOS Outlook for iOS privacy Privacy security Security Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 128341 at http://windowsitpro.com Do the ex-Acompli now Outlook clients really compromise security or is everyone overreacting? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-ex-acompli-now-outlook-clients-really-compromise-security-or-everyone-overreacting <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I fear that some of the noble denizens of the Internet quite lost the run of themselves following Microsoft&rsquo;s January 29 announcement that their Acompli acquisition had received the full benefit of a corporate rebranding and had emerged to be available as <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596?mt=8" target="_blank">Outlook for iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.outlook&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Outlook for Android</a> (limited to some phones and tablets).</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-ex-acompli-now-outlook-clients-really-compromise-security-or-everyone-overreacting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/do-ex-acompli-now-outlook-clients-really-compromise-security-or-everyone-overreacting#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 Acompli Acompli ActiveSync ActiveSync Android Android AWS AWS Azure Azure EAS EAS Outlook for iOS Outlook for iOS Register Register Rene Winkelmeyer Rene Winkelmeyer security Security Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:30:00 +0000 128121 at http://windowsitpro.com The underappreciated Exchange Replay Lag Manager http://windowsitpro.com/blog/underappreciated-exchange-replay-lag-manager <div class="node-body blog-body">Much like the members of the People’s Front of Judea struggled to find good with the Romans in Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”, those running on-premises Exchange servers often wonder whether Microsoft’s whole-hearted embracement of the cloud has benefited them. But it has, even if the rapid appearance of new features inside Office 365 sometimes makes the on-premises crowd think they are the forgotten few.</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/underappreciated-exchange-replay-lag-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/underappreciated-exchange-replay-lag-manager#comments Exchange Server 2013 Automation automation DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 high availability High Availability lagged database copy lagged database copy Office 365 Office 365 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 126881 at http://windowsitpro.com What wasn't revealed in the next chapter of Office on Windows http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-wasnt-revealed-next-chapter-office-windows <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft certainly did an impressive job of describing their plans for Windows 10 on January 21 and then followed up on January 22 with details of what&rsquo;s going to happen with Office 2016 in a post titled &ldquo;<a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/22/next-chapter-office-windows/" target="_blank">The next chapter of Office on Windows</a>&rdquo;. Cue a feeding frenzy of news reports, most of which did nothing more than faithfully replicate the words of Julia White.</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-wasnt-revealed-next-chapter-office-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-wasnt-revealed-next-chapter-office-windows#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Outlook Acompli Acompli Clutter Clutter Email email Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Gmail gmail Groups Groups Julia White Julia White Office 2016 Office 2016 Office 365 Office 365 Outlook 2016 Outlook 2016 Outlook for Android Outlook for iOS Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA People View People View Windows 10 Windows 10 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 127241 at http://windowsitpro.com Compliance iceberg awaits Facebook @Work http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-iceberg-awaits-facebook-work <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that Facebook is trialling a <a href="http://recode.net/2015/01/14/facebook-sort-of-launches-facebook-work" target="_blank">work-oriented implementation of their eponymous social network</a> might seem like bad news for Microsoft, who paid a lot of money in 2012 to acquire Yammer and has been busy since to integrate Yammer into its Office framework.</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-iceberg-awaits-facebook-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-iceberg-awaits-facebook-work#comments Office 365 Compliance Compliance DLP DLP document lifecycle management document lifecycle management enterprise social network enterprise social network Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Facebook Facebook retention retention SharePoint SharePoint Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 126701 at http://windowsitpro.com