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  • Feb 19, 2015
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    Compliance and hybrid problems loom as Microsoft plans to keep every deleted item in Exchange Online

    The Office 365 Roadmap item telling us that Microsoft is "Removing the Deleted Items Retention Period" might cause some brows to furrow, especially when you read the description:...More
  • Feb 18, 2015
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    First update for Outlook apps improves security but lots remains to be done

    Microsoft announced the first update to the Outlook for iOS and Android apps on February 17 since the launch of the rebranded software acquired from Acompli last month....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
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    What Microsoft needs to do to upgrade the Outlook apps

    The recent discussions provoked by Microsoft’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 were interesting in many ways. I’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....More
  • Feb 3, 2015
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    Shock! Outlook 2010 users on Windows XP experience problems with Exchange 2013 CU7 4

    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....More
  • Feb 2, 2015
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    Worried about security and privacy in Outlook for iOS and Android? Here's your chance to debate the issues

    Last Friday I posted an article outlining the reasons why I thought some of the concerns expressed about some security and functionality weaknesses in the rebranded Outlook for iOS and Android apps (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....More
  • Jan 30, 2015
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    Do the ex-Acompli now Outlook clients really compromise security or is everyone overreacting? 10

    I fear that some of the noble denizens of the Internet quite lost the run of themselves following Microsoft’s January 29 announcement that their Acompli acquisition had received the full benefit of a corporate rebranding and had emerged to be available as Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android (limited to some phones and tablets)....More
  • Jan 29, 2015
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    The underappreciated Exchange Replay Lag Manager

    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....More
  • Jan 27, 2015
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    What wasn't revealed in the next chapter of Office on Windows

    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’s going to happen with Office 2016 in a post titled “The next chapter of Office on Windows”. Cue a feeding frenzy of news reports, most of which did nothing more than faithfully replicate the words of Julia White....More
  • Jan 13, 2015
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    Good week for Exchange on-premises customers as Microsoft makes some important updates

    Some pretty good things happened in the world of Exchange over the last week that might have passed you by because they didn’t receive much publicity - or maybe because we're all punch drunk from the blizzard of new functionality that has appeared in Office 365. Let me bring the on-premises crowd up to date....More
  • Jan 8, 2015
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    Behind the scenes with the Managed Folder Assistant 3

    Given the amount of information accumulating in ever-swelling mailboxes, the Exchange Managed Folder Assistant (MFA) has a lot of work to do each time it sets out to make sure that retention policies have been correctly applied to mailboxes. ...More
  • Jan 6, 2015
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    Exchange administrative tools and Active Directory: Not as close as they once were

    When Exchange first embraced Active Directory in Exchange, Microsoft integrated the functionality to allow administrators to work with the Exchange-specific attributes that are used when objects are mail-enabled. When the Exchange management tools are installed on a server, three tabs are added to AD Users and Computers to display attributes grouped under Exchange General, Exchange Advanced, and Exchange Features. The integration eased the movement from the older Exchange 5.5 administration model and hid some of the perceived complexity of dealing with the brand-new Active Directory....More
  • Jan 1, 2015
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    The World of Exchange in 2014 and What's Likely in 2015 1

    At the end of last year I made some predictions for the world of Exchange in 2014. As is the way of the world, some I got right and some I got wrong. But everyone loves to argue as to what will happen with technology and it’s time that I made some forecasts for 2015. Before that, here’s a summary of the year gone by in the form of some...More
  • Dec 30, 2014
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    What's changed in the fifteen years since Exchange 2000 shipped

    Browsing my Exchange 2000 book recently (don't ask why I should be doing such a thing!), I found a quote by Scott McNealy, then CEO of Sun Microsystems. The quote is from an article in the Wall Street Journal (September 2, 1999):...More
  • Dec 24, 2014
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    Changing circumstances make it difficult to measure adoption rate for Exchange 2013

    A journalist asked me whether companies are deploying Exchange 2013 faster or slower than previous versions and what reasons are driving its adoption. I thought about the question a little and then replied that it is impossible to compare the adoption rate of one Exchange version against another because of the different circumstances that surrounded each release. Here’s what I meant....More
  • Exchange Exposed
    Dec 24, 2014
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    Exchange Exposed #2: A Look Back, a Look Forward 2

    Tony Redmond and Paul Robichaux discuss Exchange 2013 CU7, Microsoft's software release cadence, the Acompli acquisition, a potential replacement for Yammer, Exchange 2016, and more....More
  • Dec 23, 2014
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    Does anyone care that the Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server role came back? 6

    When Microsoft shipped Exchange 2013 RTM, they forgot to include the Edge Transport (ET) role in the set available for deployment. Or maybe they omitted ET on purpose. In any case, customers were instructed that they could continue to use the Exchange 2010 version of ET and all would be well. And it was. That is, if you ignore the complaints....More
  • Dec 18, 2014
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    The Confusion around Yammer and Office 365 Groups 4

    I wrote about my experiences of using Microsoft’s Yammer-based Office 365 Community network last July and concluded that Yammer seemed to be a technology looking for a solution to fill....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
  • Dec 9, 2014
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    Exchange 2013 CU7 debuts along with security fixes and updates for Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 2

    Exchange 2013 CU6 appeared on August 26 Eleven weeks later Microsoft was all set to release Exchange 2013 CU7 until some late-breaking issues forced the correct decision to delay CU7 until everything was right. A month on, build 1044.25 (KB2986485) is now available for your download pleasure. The usual and hopefully now-well understood caveat that you need to test any new build of Exchange thoroughly before deploying it into production applies to CU7....More
  • Dec 4, 2014
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    Chrome, iOS mail app, Groups, Clutter, and Novell - a mixed bag of updates

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on what’s been happening with some new developments, extended stories, or stuff that just appears out of nowhere. It’s time to report on the current status to bring you all up to speed....More
  • Dec 3, 2014
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    Acompli acquisition transforms Microsoft mobile email client strategy

    One thing you can always be sure about when working with technology is that change is constant. When I wrote about Microsoft’s evolving mobile strategy for Exchange last May, it seemed pretty clear that Outlook Web App (OWA) was the driving factor to deliver user functionality....More
  • Dec 2, 2014
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    Grading Exchange 2013 in the two years since RTM

    Microsoft formally released Exchange 2013 (the Release to Manufacturing or RTM version) on December 3, 2012. For those who care about those things, the RTM build number was 516.032. Today, with Exchange 2013 CU7, the build number is 1044.xx. The question is how has Exchange 2013 done over two years, seven cumulative updates (including one formal service pack), and a difference of five hundred-odd in builds.   ...More

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