Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en Yammer for all (whether you want it or not) http://windowsitpro.com/blog/yammer-for-all-Office365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that Microsoft has decided to activate Yammer for &ldquo;<a href="https://blogs.office.com/2016/02/02/get-ready-for-yammer/" target="_blank">every eligible Office 365 tenant</a>&rdquo; warmed the very cockles of my heart, even if some doom-and-gloom was introduced by the notion that this might be <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-tries-to-head-off-facebook-at-work-by-turning-on-yammer-by-default/" target="_blank">a tactic to stop customers looking at Facebook at Work</a>. I think not in this instance.</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/yammer-for-all-Office365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/yammer-for-all-Office365#comments Office 365 Activation activation enterprise customers enterprise customers Groups Groups Microsoft Graph Microsoft Graph Office 365 Office 365 Planner Planner unified API unified API Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 161541 at http://windowsitpro.com Synchronizing user photos across Office 365 workloads isn't easy http://windowsitpro.com/blog/synchronizing-user-photos-across-office-365-workloads-isnt-easy <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of those who read my post titled &ldquo;<a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/pretty-delve-profiles-need-better-synchronization" target="_blank">Pretty Delve profiles need better synchronization</a>&rdquo; from last December came back with a question about how to manage user thumbnail photos across Office 365:</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/synchronizing-user-photos-across-office-365-workloads-isnt-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/synchronizing-user-photos-across-office-365-workloads-isnt-easy#comments Office 365 Azure Active Directory Azure Active Directory Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 photo photo SharePoint Online SharePoint Online synchronization synchronization user profile user profile user thumbnail user thumbnail Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 160281 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft fails to communicate over Exchange Online IMAP4 outage http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-communication-failure-office365-incidents <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A curious incident occurred in Exchange Online over the last week or so when some European users who connect to their mailboxes using <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Message_Access_Protocol" target="_blank">the venerable IMAP4 protocol</a> reported that they couldn&rsquo;t receive new mail. There&rsquo;s nothing particularly notable about a glitch occurring with a messaging protocol. After all, Exchange supports quite a few (MAPI, Exchange Web Services, ActiveSync, IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP) in order to be able to provide as wide a client choice as possible.</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-communication-failure-office365-incidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-communication-failure-office365-incidents#comments Office 365 email outage email outage Evolution Evolution Exchange Online Exchange Online IMAP4 IMAP4 Linux Linux Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA resolution resolution service health dashboard service health dashboard service incident service incident Thunderbird Thunderbird Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 160641 at http://windowsitpro.com No advanced training available, so what should experienced Exchange administrators do? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-advanced-training-for-exchange-admins <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A recent message from a reader piqued my interest because it describes a problem that I think many people face today. Here&rsquo;s what it said:</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/no-advanced-training-for-exchange-admins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-advanced-training-for-exchange-admins#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 career decision career decision Cloud Service Cloud Service Exchange administrator Exchange administrator Exchange Online Exchange Online Learning Learning Office 365 Office 365 on-premises on-premises training Training Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 158701 at http://windowsitpro.com New OneDrive for Business sync client much better but not perfect http://windowsitpro.com/blog/new-onedrive-business-sync-client-much-better-not-perfect <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On December 15, Microsoft announced that the <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/12/16/onedrive-for-business-update-on-storage-plans-and-next-generation-sync-client/" target="_blank">next generation synchronization client for OneDrive for Business is now generally available</a>. A preview of the new software had been available since September. Despite many requests, I never managed to get hold of the preview so I was quite happy when Microsoft released the new client, which is available for both Windows and Mac OS X 10.9 (and above).</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/new-onedrive-business-sync-client-much-better-not-perfect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/new-onedrive-business-sync-client-much-better-not-perfect#comments Office 365 SharePoint 2013 document management document management File server file server Office 365 Office 365 OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2013 sync client sync client synchronization synchronization Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 157631 at http://windowsitpro.com Online protection the only way to go http://windowsitpro.com/blog/online-protection-only-way-go <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s January 14 post&nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/14/leading-the-way-in-the-fight-against-dangerous-email-threats/" target="_blank">Leading the way in the fight against dangerous email threats</a>&rdquo; to the Office blog recalled the discussion that ensued in September 2012 after they announced the cancelation of their <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/upside-and-downside-microsofts-focus-cloud" target="_blank">on-premises email protection products</a>, including the Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and Forefront Protection for Exchange (FPE).</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/online-protection-only-way-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/online-protection-only-way-go#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Advanced Threat Protection anti-malware anti-malware anti-virus anti-virus ATP ATP EOP EOP Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Online Protection online protection phishing Phishing Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:30:00 +0000 158681 at http://windowsitpro.com Why public folder compliance gets no respect http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-public-folder-compliance-gets-no-respect <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s July 2 announcement of <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/07/02/announcing-compliance-toolset-for-public-folders/" target="_blank">a &ldquo;compliance toolset&rdquo; for public folders</a> appears to have fallen flat in terms of the excitement generated in the Exchange community.&nbsp; At least, I never hear anyone talking about it or receive any questions about why Microsoft&rsquo;s compliance toolset for <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-modern-public-folders">the cockroaches of Exchange</a> is so limited.</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-public-folder-compliance-gets-no-respect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-public-folder-compliance-gets-no-respect#comments Exchange Server 2016 Office 365 Compliance Compliance eDiscovery searches. Compliance Center eDiscovery searches. Compliance Center Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Public Folders Public Folders Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 157051 at http://windowsitpro.com The woes of Exchange mailbox auditing http://windowsitpro.com/blog/woes-exchange-mailbox-auditing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Mailbox auditing seems like a pretty good thing to have in an email product, if only to answer the eternal question of who deleted a particular message from the mailbox. Exchange 2010 was the first version of the product to include mailbox auditing. The sad news is that not much has changed since in either the cloud or on-premises product, which is both worrying and not particularly good when considered in the context of Microsoft&rsquo;s overall compliance strategy.</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/woes-exchange-mailbox-auditing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/woes-exchange-mailbox-auditing#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 audit events audit events Compliance Center Compliance Center Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online mailbox audit mailbox audit Office 365 Office 365 Protection Center Protection Center Reporting Reporting security Security Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 157751 at http://windowsitpro.com How small glitches can cause big problems for complex cloud infrastructures http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-small-glitches-can-cause-big-problems-complex-cloud-infrastructures <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last month, I discussed whether a problem that caused Office 365 users to be unable to authenticate provided any indication that <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/azure-active-directory-becoming-achilles-heel-office-365" target="_blank">Azure Active Directory (AAD) was proving to be an Achilles Heel for Microsoft&rsquo;s cloud services.</a>&nbsp;That outage affected users in Western Europe on December 3 and underlined the dependency that Office 365 has on other parts of Microsoft&#39;s cloud infrastructure.</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-small-glitches-can-cause-big-problems-complex-cloud-infrastructures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-small-glitches-can-cause-big-problems-complex-cloud-infrastructures#comments Office 365 AAD AAD Azure Active Directory Azure Active Directory Azure Storage Azure Storage Cloud infrastructure cloud infrastructure December 18 December 18 Event Event Exchange Online Exchange Online incident incident Office 365 Office 365 outage outage problem problem Western Europe Western Europe Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 158021 at http://windowsitpro.com No fear for Microsoft or Google as Amazon launches WorkMail http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-fear-microsoft-or-google-amazon-launches-workmail <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On January 4, Amazon announced that their WorkMail managed email and calendaring solution has reached <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-workmail-now-generally-available/" target="_blank">general availability</a>, which is nice for the folks who have been working on the project for the last year or so.</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/no-fear-microsoft-or-google-amazon-launches-workmail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-fear-microsoft-or-google-amazon-launches-workmail#comments Office 365 Amazon Workmail Amazon Workmail AWS AWS Exchange Online Exchange Online general availability general availability Gmail gmail Google Google migration migration Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Outlook Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 157891 at http://windowsitpro.com Predicting the world of Exchange in 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-office365-predictions-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week I looked back on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/redir/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwindowsitpro%2Ecom%2Fblog%2Flooking-back-world-exchange-2015" target="_blank">what happened in the world of on-premises and cloud Exchange during 2015</a>. This week it&rsquo;s time to consider what might come along in 2016. Of course, I don&rsquo;t work for Microsoft, so anything outlined here is total speculation, all done in the best possible taste.</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-office365-predictions-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-office365-predictions-2016#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Ignite Ignite IT/Dev Connections IT/Dev Connections Office 365 Office 365 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 157741 at http://windowsitpro.com Looking back at the world of Exchange in 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/looking-back-world-exchange-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On January 1, 2015, I published <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/world-exchange-2014-and-whats-likely-2015" target="_blank">some predictions for 2015</a>. Let&rsquo;s see how well those predictions turned out.</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/looking-back-world-exchange-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/looking-back-world-exchange-2015#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Microsoft Ignite Microsoft Ignite Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups Outlook 2016 Outlook 2016 predictions predictions Revenue Revenue Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 157161 at http://windowsitpro.com Probably not such a good idea to disable Managed Availability http://windowsitpro.com/blog/probably-not-such-good-idea-disable-managed-availability <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Two previous posts describe <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/need-managed-availability" target="_blank">why a self-monitoring and healing capability is useful in software applications</a> and provide <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/server-heal-thyself-managed-availability-and-exchange-2013" target="_blank">an overview of how the Managed Availability framework provides these capabilities in Exchange 2013</a>.</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/probably-not-such-good-idea-disable-managed-availability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/probably-not-such-good-idea-disable-managed-availability#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Managed Availability Managed Availability Microsoft Exchange Health Manager Microsoft Exchange Health Manager self-healing self-healing self-monitoring software self-monitoring software Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 92281 at http://windowsitpro.com Active Directory and Exchange - too tight for a rename http://windowsitpro.com/blog/active-directory-and-exchange-too-tight-rename <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>1999 seems such a long time ago now, but that&#39;s when many of us first faced the need to deploy <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Directory" target="_blank">Active Directory</a> (AD). For many companies, the need arose because Microsoft replaced the Exchange Directory Store (DS), used for Exchange 4.0 to 5.5, with Active Directory in Exchange 2000. The DS was very much like AD.</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/active-directory-and-exchange-too-tight-rename" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/active-directory-and-exchange-too-tight-rename#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Server 2003 Active Directory Active Directory AD AD ADC ADC domain rename domain rename Exchange 2003 Exchange 2003 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 organization rename organization rename Platinum Platinum X.500 X.500 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 103191 at http://windowsitpro.com Pretty Delve profiles need better synchronization http://windowsitpro.com/blog/pretty-delve-profiles-need-better-synchronization <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft uses &ldquo;Delve profiles&rdquo; within Office 365 as part of its strategy to make information easier to find, which of course is the mission of the Delve application. The theory is that you might not remember the name of an important document shared with you by someone, but you&rsquo;ll probably remember the person. Therefore, if you navigate to the profile of that person, Delve will be able to reveal the documents that they have shared with you and the mystery is solved.</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/pretty-delve-profiles-need-better-synchronization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/pretty-delve-profiles-need-better-synchronization#comments Office 365 AAD AAD Azure Active Directory Azure Active Directory Delve Delve directory synchronization directory synchronization Exchange Online Exchange Online EXODS EXODS MDODS MDODS Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App SharePoint Online SharePoint Online SPODS SPODS user profile user profile Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 147321 at http://windowsitpro.com