Tag Archives: Office 365

Dealing with Inbox Clutter – with or without vacations


The news that Daimler has decided to implement software that deletes email received by users when they are on vacation might make other companies believe that such a course is a very good thing. After all, you’re not supposed to … Continue reading

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The need for a cloud Plan B


For most important decisions that you take in life it’s wise to have a Plan B. Something that you can do to reverse course should the unexpected occur and you need to revert to a previous position. And so it … Continue reading

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Retention policies: the fat-busters of the Exchange world


Exchange messaging records management (or MRM for those who deal in acronyms) has long been an interest of mine, if only because it seems to me that it makes a heap of sense to have some intelligence that processes user … Continue reading

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Fast track Office 365 migrations by Microsoft pose some challenges for partners


Microsoft’s announcement that they intended to accelerate the on-boarding (migration) of customer seats to Office 365 through the “FastTrack” program surprised some attending the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) last month. Apparently the idea is that Microsoft will hire (or has … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – July 2014


Another month has gone by and it was a busy one for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. I published thirteen posts covering everything from the thorny question of just how many paid subscribers Microsoft has for Office 365 to some … Continue reading

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Why it is easier for Microsoft to innovate inside Office 365


My last post discussed the fact that an increasing level of integration to create new features by the Office server products creates some issues for hosting companies (other than Office 365) and on-premises customers. At least in the case of … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – June 2014


June 2014 was an interesting month for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com as the material covered was pretty diverse as we went from platforms like Azure to storage firmware and all points in between. See what you think! Why running … Continue reading

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Increasing Office 365 integration poses challenges for hosters and on-premises customers


It seems to me that a fundamental transformation is occurring within the Office 365 datacenters that has some consequences for those who offer alternate hosted services as well as on-premises customers. And it’s all to do with the level of … Continue reading

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My top 10 Office 365 Roadmap features


As I discussed in an “Exchange Unwashed” post about Office 365 change management, Microsoft has adopted new methods to keep customers informed about new developments in the rapidly-changing world of Office 365. This is a necessary step not only because … Continue reading

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Cloud services mean a very different support experience


My recent experience of working through a problem with Office 365 support confirmed once again just how fundamental the paradigm shift is for IT professionals tasked with resolving problems after workload moves to the cloud. Overall, the support experience was … Continue reading

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