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  • Jan 21, 2016
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    New OneDrive for Business sync client much better but not perfect 1

    On December 15, Microsoft announced that the next generation synchronization client for OneDrive for Business is now generally available. 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)....More
  • Nov 26, 2015
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    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
  • Aug 25, 2015
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    SharePoint’s interesting hybrid cloud search service

    Microsoft announced the availability of SharePoint 2016 Preview yesterday. As expected, This Office server is a tad behind its counterparts in the race to the Office 16 Wave launch expected in October and is on course for a Q2 2016 release. You can’t update this preview version to RTM, so it’s very much a kick-the-tires to see what it does kind of release, which is perfectly fine....More
  • Aug 18, 2015
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    New report slams Office 365 compliance features unfairly 2

    Compliance is a pretty big deal for many companies, especially those who operate in regulated industries. Almost every jurisdiction mandates that companies preserve certain records related to their business dealings. Given the widespread use of Exchange and SharePoint for communications, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft has invested heavily in building compliance features to support their use in business operations....More
  • May 21, 2015
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    Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful 2

    On Tuesday, I discussed how changes in engineering practices are driving innovation within Office 365. One of the more interesting areas is the use of Office 365 Groups to provide a single identity for access to applications and data drawn from across the service. Microsoft spent a lot of time discussing what they’re up to with Office 365 Groups at the recent Ignite conference....More
  • May 6, 2015
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    News about Data Loss Prevention for SharePoint Online revealed at Microsoft Ignite

    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a feature that was first introduced in Exchange (2013 and Online) and is now in SharePoint Online (but not the on-premises version). I covered the initial news on this topic last year and took the chance at the Microsoft Ignite conference to find out had the functionality predicted then been realized in production....More
  • Apr 2, 2015
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    Enterprise Collaboration sessions selected for IT/DEV Connections 2015

    It was gratifying to receive so many session submissions for IT/DEV Connections 2015, which takes place at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on September 14-17. As you might know, this year the conference is organized around a set of tracks that we think match the interests of attendees, with "Enterprise Collaboration" being the track of most interest to those looking for Exchange and Office 365 content....More
  • Dec 16, 2014
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    Exchange Online increases eDiscovery mailbox limit and boasts better performance too

    The Office 365 Roadmap is a great place to look for information about what’s coming up in the cloud-based versions of the Office servers and potentially new versions of their on-premises counterparts. Browsing the “Rolling Out” section recently, I noticed that an entry saying “Exchange eDiscovery mailbox search limit increased to 10K mailboxes,” which prompted some investigation....More
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