The question should no longer be whether to back up Exchange Online mailboxes or not, but how to do it. It’s no secret that your Office 365 data isn’t a responsibility of neither Microsoft nor any Office 365 services provider. To make sure your Exchange Online mailbox data is available and recoverable at all times, you should consider the idea of using a third-party Office 365 email backup tool. And here is why.Continue reading "How to back up Exchange Online mailboxes"
Want to improve cooperation in your organization? Calendar sharing might help you with just that. You can share a calendar in Office 365 by following at least three methods. The first one is sharing a calendar in Outlook on the web (OWA), the second one is sharing a calendar in Outlook, and the third method is creating a shared calendar in a shared mailbox. In this blog post, you’ll find instructions for the first two methods.Continue reading "How to share an Office 365 calendar?"
After you perform a server migration from one Exchange Server to another or to Office 365, Outlook clients need some manual configuration to connect with the new environment. Setting up Outlook Profiles is one of the last steps in the final (clean-up) post-migration stage. In this article, I will show how to reconnect Outlook profiles to the new environment in the most user-friendly way.Continue reading "How to automatically configure Outlook profiles after mailbox migration"
On the Internet, you can find many comprehensive resources showing how to migrate Exchange 2010 to 2016 by using native methods. In this blog post, however, I’ll give you quick step-by-step instructions on how to perform the migration process by using CodeTwo Exchange Migration – a third-party tool that makes the process a lot easier, faster and more transparent. In other words, a perfect solution for busy admins.Continue reading "How to migrate Exchange 2010 to 2016? A step-by-step guide"
The Halloween season is upon us. But, to be honest, it’s not easy to scare someone who works in IT. We’re not scared of zombies – Exchange 2003 in the basement never really bites anyone. We’re not scared of vampires – we just don’t like the sun that much… What really scares us is the true monsters that we meet each day in our mailboxes. That’s right, emails are what really frightens us. Read some of the scariest ones, if you dare…Continue reading "Trick or threat – a quick guide to scary emails"
In this article, you’ll find out how the serverless computing model can be achieved with Microsoft’s cloud technologies, and how it can facilitate application development and deployment processes. To show how the serverless architecture works, let’s have a look at a real-life scenario – implementation of a data sharing service.Continue reading "Building a serverless architecture using Microsoft cloud technologies – a case study"
Dear Microsoft Exchange 2010, you’ve brought us, admins, a lot of joy. But your end is drawing near and fast. The end of Extended Support, also known as the end of life was planned on January 14, 2020, together with Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. However, because of all the love for the good old 2010 version, and the fact that it still remains very popular, Microsoft reschedules Exchange Server 2010’s demise. The current date is October 13, 2020. This might seem like a lot of time. But if you have some experience performing Exchange Server migrations, you probably know that the time for planning and migrating is running out quicker than one might expect…Continue reading "Exchange 2010 – end of life is now… rescheduled. What to do next?"
There might be situations when it’s necessary to block the mail flow outside an organization for specific users or user groups. Let’s find out how you can use Exchange Online mail flow rules to prevent Office 365 users from sending emails to external recipients.Continue reading "How to prevent Office 365 users from sending emails outside the organization?"
In the last article, Advanced eDiscovery in Office 365 explained, I’ve shared some knowledge about Advanced eDiscovery in Office 365 – how it works, how is it different from eDiscovery. In this article, I will show you how to create and configure an Advanced eDiscovery case in Office 365 to find relevant data.Continue reading "How to create an Advanced eDiscovery case"
MailTips, or mail tips, are the notifications Outlook and Outlook on the web shows when an email you create meets some requirements. They appear, for example, if a message is about to be sent to external recipients or to someone who has automatic replies turned on. Those notifications can prove to be very helpful or, on some occasions, even life-saving.Continue reading "MailTips in Office 365"