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Nov 30, 2015

Are Office 365 Groups Finally Ready for Prime Time?

A few months ago I wrote about a great new feature called Office 365 Groups that has been introduced into the Microsoft cloud platform; I even had the opportunity to talk about Groups at the Connections conference this fall and with Paul Cunningham on the ExchangeServerPro podcast. There has been a lot of interest generated in Groups within the IT Pro community during the last several months as administrators start to educate end users on how they can be leveraged to solve business problems....More
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 24, 2015

Why Exchange 2016 ignores Outlook 2007

Part of planning a deployment of a new on-premises release of Exchange is a review of client requirements. It’s therefore reasonable that anyone who is interested in deploying Exchange 2016 might start to look at clients to make sure that users will be able to access the new server after it is deployed. It’s also true that you might be interested in new clients if you want to deploy technology that’s only available in a specific client....More
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Has Microsoft gone too far in pushing patches?

Recently a petition was started to ask Microsoft to offer more control of what patches it pushes out to Windows 10 years (particularly in regards to how it forced patch bundles), just days after accidentally pushing a Windows 10 upgrade on Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Has Microsoft been too aggressive in pushing updates, or is this needed to ensure a more security Windows ecosystem for all?

Are Good and Blackberry good enough for your company?

Reviews have been decidedly mixed for Blackberry's Priv phone, but that doesn't mean that the Waterloo tech giant is done: They're betting heavily on device management becoming increasingly common and that their recently closed acquisition of Good Technology will give them an edge. Do you think Good and Blackberry will be an important part of your businesses mobile management strategy?

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