Category Archives: Office365

Exchange development, a view from 2 years ago

Two years ago Tony Redmond spoke with Perry Clarke, the development chief for Exchange (both on-premises and cloud) to discuss the current state of Exchange and how its technology was likely to evolve. We know how the influence of the cloud has affected the way that product development occurs and how quickly things now happen. Indeed it is interesting to look back on how Exchange has evolved in the period.

Evening Club #21

As we settled a good tradition to get together nearly every 15th of each month – let’s go on.
October 15th, kl.1630-1830 is the next Club’s meeting date, and I propose to run it in my office.

Meeting topics:

  • Exchange 2016 wow!s 😀
  • Mail encryption in Office 365
  • How did you spend your summer (joke)

I guess Steinar is going to tell the story of their recent achievements with Windows Azure, I’ve heard they nearly committed the project. I will try to invite online a new member and our colleague – an Exchange Architect from Netherlands, would be nice if he can join us. And yeah, of course – bring your questions and challenges, it turned we often have utterly useful discussions all together. Welcome, pals!

Microsoft Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant

Microsoft announced the first public beta of the Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant is now available.

The Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant helps users troubleshoot and fix their account or profile related Outlook issues. The assistant performs a series of diagnostics tests to identify the root cause of issues, such as verifying users’ credentials, licenses, updates to Outlook clients, and whether Outlook servers are reachable. Depending on the test results, it can offer to automatically fix problems for users or provide instruction on recommended solutions. All the diagnostics results are saved in a log file for users to share with their Outlook admin or support engineers for further investigation. Each time you run Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant, it automatically gets updated to its latest version, so it can troubleshoot any new Outlook problems.
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Skype for Business rolls out for Office365

On April 14, 2015, the Skype for Business client will be available for Office365 organizations via Click to Run. Now that Lync is joining the Skype family, the Skype for Business client and the Skype for Business Online experience will expose users to a new user interface, without losing the security and control of Lync. Microsoft has built a number of resources to help roll this change out to users in your organization.

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Lync is becoming Skype for Business

Changes are coming to Lync Online in Office 365. Lync is joining the Skype family, so in the coming months, Lync will be changing to Skype for Business. Please check back because this page will be updated frequently to provide you with important information about the Skype for Business client and the Skype for Business Online service. Microsoft hopes that by giving you this information, it will help you through this transition.
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Evening IT Club: show must go on #17

Hello everyone in 2015!
our Evening IT club keeps meeting every first or second Wednesday of month locally in our Atea office and via Skype/Lync.
I’d like to thank all of 26 members of the last meeting in December and would be glad to see you again at the upcoming Wednesday February 4, 2015 16:30.

New meeting topics are:

  • “Upgrading Exchange 2010 to 2013, tough (: experience” by Morten; and
  • “Migration from Google Apps to Exchange Online” by me, based on a recently completed project, and we think to continue with this topic at next meeting.

As always – we are glad to meet new members, feel free to request Lync meeting url/office address below (comments are hidden by default, but I surely see them).