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  • Nov 26, 2015

    Building efficient keyword queries for eDiscovery searches in Exchange and SharePoint

    The ability to run searches across a mixture of Exchange mailboxes and SharePoint sites to uncover the deep and dark secrets of those who would prefer their work to go unnoticed is what, in some degree, eDiscovery is all about. Microsoft has invested heavily in the area of compliance over the last decade, with the initial work showing up in Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010. There was much to like in the first implementation, especially in Exchange 2010, if only because so many legal discovery actions center on email....More
  • Nov 19, 2015

    SharePoint 2016, Microsoft Graph, Ingestion, and choosing a new smartphone

    Being a creature of habit, I usually publish posts on Tuesday and Thursday. Yesterday brought the news about Microsoft Graph and the possibilities it opens to developers who want to build apps against the Office 365 platform, so I published my interview with Rob Lefferts, the GM of Office Extensibility (I still can’t get over that title). Which creates a vacuum today....More
  • Nov 18, 2015

    Sixty million Office 365 targets light up for developers

    A recent conversation with Rob Lefferts, Microsoft GM of Office Extensibility (I bet some think he is in charge of extending office space) moved me to think just how extensible the overall Office suite is right now. In this context, Office is the complete collection of the desktop applications (Word, Excel, etc.), the servers (Exchange, SharePoint, etc.), and includes new offerings such as Sway. As such, it’s a pretty broad canvas for which Microsoft has to provide the necessary APIs and tool sets to allow developers to work their magic....More
  • Nov 17, 2015

    Why Microsoft decided to keep deleted items in Exchange Online and why it might be the right decision 2

    Some interesting discussion has flowed into my mailbox since Microsoft announced their decision to stop cleaning out the Deleted Items folder of user mailboxes in Office 365. The announcement appeared on February 20 and started a 28-day countdown to implementation....More
  • Nov 12, 2015

    The not so boring version of how Exchange Online satisfies SEC rule 17A-4

    November 10 brought a Microsoft announcement that Office 365 Online Archiving now meets the requirements of SEC Rule 17a-4. You might be unfamiliar with SEC 17A-4, as I know it’s not a topic of interest for many outside the legal and financial community. Basically, this deals with the record keeping requirements for financial companies trading in the U.S. market under the aegis of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)....More
  • Nov 10, 2015

    Microsoft reduces price for Office 365 Import Service

    At the start of October 2015, I wrote about a document that had been circulated to Microsoft partners to publicize the pricing for the Office 365 Import Service. The price point was $8 per gigabyte ingested into Office 365, a level that caused me to choke when some simple math determined that Microsoft apparently wanted to send customers a $32K invoice for the privilege of processing a 4 TB drive stuffed full of PSTs to be imported into Office 365....More
  • Nov 5, 2015

    Getting data into Office 365 is easy; not so straightforward to retrieve 1

    Some recent discussions with companies such as Veeam and Mimecast who specialize in different aspects of data backup have convinced me that a concern about the difficulty of being able to get an organization’s information back out of Office 365 might be well founded....More
  • Nov 3, 2015

    Google’s last gasp attempt to stop the Office 365 juggernaut

    In October, Google announced that they would let customers who had a current enterprise agreement (EA) with Microsoft to use Google Apps for Work for free until the EA expires. At that point, the customer is expected to begin paying Google the regular subscription fees ($5 per month per user for the productivity apps or $10 per user for unlimited storage)....More
  • Oct 27, 2015

    Transition from on-premises to cloud reflected in Microsoft's latest results

    Microsoft released their Q1 FY16 results on October 22 and I took a look at what they reported. Not because I like pouring over financial documents but in an attempt to figure out the health of the technology that I cover, meaning Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, and associated products....More

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