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Microsoft says bring your data home as the Office 365 Import Service ingests everything Commented on: 1 week ago (July 22, 2015)

I haven't heard anything about pricing for the Office 365 Import Service, but given its new role as the ingestion for everything, I think it's likely that it will remain free.

Microsoft announces new top-of-the-range E5 plan for Office 365 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 16, 2015)

There's nothing like being able to sell something exciting and new... And the price rises for Office 365 can possibly be obscured by new functionality in the new plan...

Clutter and Groups killed Office 365's People View Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 2, 2015)

There's no doubt that many will agree with your view that cloud services need to provide predictable functionality that customers can build their IT delivery around. Unfortunately, pressure is...

VMware tells Microsoft that they don't know anything about Exchange 2013 performance Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 25, 2015)

You're absolutely correct that Microsoft and the other large cloud players have access to hardware at prices that few other companies enjoy. However, I think it's fair to say that they pass the...

Exchange 2013 CU9 appears alongside roll-up updates for Exchange 2007 SP3 and Exchange 2010 SP3 Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 24, 2015)

Did you run /PrepareAD before you upgraded to CU9? The new cmdlets require this to happen. CU9 won't do the AD preparation explicitly itself because no other schema updates are needed.

Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful Commented on: 8 weeks ago (June 3, 2015)

You are not the only one who is waiting for the ability for an external user to play a full part in group activity...

Microsoft claims 35% of Exchange installed base is now on Office 365 Commented on: 9 weeks ago (May 27, 2015)

Numbers can be counted in different ways. As I said on Twitter last night, the only reliable data source that we have is the financial information that Microsoft must report by law. We can track...

Eradicating EV stubs from Exchange mailboxes isn't easy Commented on: 10 weeks ago (May 18, 2015)

@Michel, thanks for the correction.

Microsoft declares war on Symantec Enterprise Vault and looks to bring back data into Exchange Online Commented on: 11 weeks ago (May 11, 2015)

@Simon, you make some good points. The Office 365 import service is not for everyone and is not the right solution in all circumstances. As you point out, other solutions exist that incorporate...

Clearing the decks for Ignite - more on Office 365 numbers, anti-malware, and PST imports Commented on: 13 weeks ago (April 30, 2015)

Ouch... thinking about a 43GB PST makes me wince...

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