Unhandled exception: Happy Easter!

Easter is just around the corner. In Poland, just like in many other countries, this is the time when we gather at home with our families and friends. We also cook a lot and eat a lot (…I mean really a lot). Many of us have already begun the preparation a few days ago, while others (including me), will rush to groceries today, right after the work, to join the food preparation madness right at its peak (wish me luck).

Happy Easter from CodeTwo

No matter which stage of preparation you’re currently at, we wish you all wonderful holidays and a great time spent with the ones you love. Please bear in mind that we’re closed on Easter Monday (April 17th). We’ll be back with you on Tuesday, right after the Easter break.

Happy Easter from CodeTwo guys!

Create email signatures using Free Email Signature Generator

Do you need to create an email signature, but you have no idea where to start? Against all appearances, designing and creating email signatures is not a simple task. When drafting a signature, you should remember of certain design rules that make it look professional and well-thought-out. When you are finally happy with the results, it is time to bring your project into a live email signature. But this part, in most cases, requires at least basic HTML knowledge. Otherwise, you will have a hard time trying to implement the signature the way it looks in your draft. But, if you feel like neither designing your signature nor learning the HTML code, there is a smart alternative – Free Email Signature Generator powered by CodeTwo.

Free Email Signature Generator lets you create various HTML signatures

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CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 gets new features!

We are glad to let you know that our solution for Office 365 email signature management – CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 – has gained a bunch of useful and long-awaited features. The 3 most important ones will let you: log in to the User Panel with a Microsoft account, configure rules using custom attributes, and have different signatures for new emails and different for replies/forwards.

Log in with Microsoft account

Now you can choose the way you log in to the User Panel of CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365. The first option allows you to log in to the program’s console with the User Panel account. This is possible after creating a dedicated account in the User Panel. The second option now is to log in with a Microsoft work, school or personal account.

Log in to the User Panel of CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365

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How to migrate Exchange public folders to Office 365 using CodeTwo Office 365 Migration?

If you need to migrate public folders from an on-premises Exchange Server to Exchange Online (Office 365), you have two options to choose from: migrate public folders using a native solution or use a third party application like CodeTwo Office 365 Migration.

CodeTwo Office 365 Migration minimizes the resources you need to use to perform the move. The application is easy to install, configure and use. It can be managed by just one administrator from one place. As the great part of the process is automated, the administrator does not have to do a lot of manual work. Instead, he or she can focus on other tasks.

There is also no need to play with PowerShell scripting. The program has a light graphical user interface, which allows to manage all migration tasks, e.g. server connections, delta migrations, auto matching of mailboxes or folder filtering. CodeTwo Office 365 Migration can create reports that help monitor the whole migration process – simply generate overall, job or mailbox reports directly from the panel or set up the program to generate them automatically and send them to you via email.

As the program ease the whole process, in this article, I will show you how to migrate Exchange public folders to Office 365 with CodeTwo Office 365 Migration.

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New! Easily bulk upload and manage users’ photos in Office 365!

Many of you already know and use our freeware CodeTwo Active Directory Photos – a smart tool designed to ease user photo management in Active Directory. Since the cloud became more and more popular, we have heard questions about how an admin can simplify the process of uploading and managing users’ photos in Office 365. That is why we have decided to develop a smart application to address those needs. That being said, let us introduce CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 – our new freeware application to bulk upload and manage users’ photos across Office 365 applications.

What it is

CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 is a freeware tool that can bulk import users’ photos from files and automatically match them with corresponding users in Office 365. The program does not require scripting and executing the Set-UserPhoto cmdlet. The trick is that the tool automates the whole process, saving you a lot of tedious work. It will take care of everything from resizing, through auto matching users with their photos, to ensuring their smooth upload to users’ mailboxes in Exchange Online. All that managed via a light and intuitive graphical user interface.

What it looks like

We have opted to keep the administration panel of CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 as clean and intuitive as possible. The toolbar at the top gives you a quick access to all necessary functions like e.g. Import (to import user’s photos), Export (to export users’ photos to your computer), Edit (to adjust photos) or Remove (to delete a photo of your Office 365 user). The main section of the window displays your Office 365/Exchange groups and all users in those groups to help you easily access and manage all photos from one place.

CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 - main window.

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Resolving security concerns of Office 365 software

Are you interested in learning how a leading Office 365 software developer creates robust and flexible email solutions? Do you want to know how it is possible to combine top quality with absolute security? Szymon Szczęśniak, Business Development Director of CodeTwo, reveals a few facts about Microsoft Security from a Developer’s viewpoint in this article on Microsoft blog. This entry provides fellow developers with an insight on how to use powerful tools provided by Microsoft. It is also valuable from the Office 365 administrators’ perspective, as it explains how CodeTwo ensures protection of their data.

Resolving Office 365 software security concerns

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How to set up email signatures in Exchange 2010 (video)

Exchange 2010 enables central email signature management – you set up an email signature template in one place and Exchange updates names along with contact details automatically for your users. In this short video tutorial I explain how to configure email signatures in Exchange 2010 using Transport Rules.

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Upcoming IT events in 2017

As we know how important networking is, we decided to prepare a smart guide to IT conferences in 2017 for administrators. Apart from some airtight arguments on why not to attend IT conferences, we believe that attending this kind of events can be extremely fruitful. This is not only a great chance to socialize with IT community, but also to catch up with new trends in the industry or to listen to those informative real-life stories from admin’s life.

If for some reason you haven’t thought of any particular conference to attend this year, we give you this list of upcoming IT events in 2017.The list includes, in our opinion, most interesting and popular IT events that every sysadmin should attend at least once in their IT-lifetime. Take a look at our event map to quickly locate an event you are interested in. If some events attract your special attention, you can quickly copy them from the calendar on the website to your own Google calendar to be sure you don’t miss them.

In our calendar, you will definitely find these two events: IT/Dev Connections (we really like this one – with real-life IT challenges and great community – see our commentary on this conference), and Microsoft Inspire (former Worldwide Partner Conference).

To check out our full list of IT conferences, visit this website. Let’s network in 2017!

IT events in 2017 for e.g. Exchange and Office 365 administrators.