It is this time of the year again when all work slows down to a halt in anticipation of Christmas. In this festive time, we would like to wish you the happiest of holidays and a huge stack of presents underneath your Christmas trees.
Although we are also celebrating this magical time, we will be available to you until 4 PM CET on December 24th and then from 11 PM CET on December 26th. On New Year’s Eve we will be at work until 4 PM CET and then we return to our desks at 11 PM CET on New Year’s Day. Still, our back-end support and monitoring team will be available 24/7, as always. But don’t worry, we’ll compensate them with a constant supply of pierogies and borsch!
Happy Holidays and a Bug-free New Year from CodeTwo!
Once every couple of years, there is a time when a considerable number of Exchange server admins begin to seriously consider migrating mailboxes from their on-premises servers to the Office 365 cloud. This usually takes place when the end of support date is approaching rapidly for another on-prem Exchange server, just like in the case of Exchange 2010 at the moment. Or when a new Office 365 datacenter is introduced, just like recently in Germany. Contrary to popular belief, migrating mailboxes to Office 365 doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. If you don’t believe it, you surely haven’t read J. Peter Bruzzese’s “Conversational Office 365 Migrations” or used CodeTwo Office 365 Migration yet.
We are happy to announce that, starting today, CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 can process your emails in a new geolocation, Germany West Central, located in the Microsoft’s Azure datacenter in Frankfurt. Since this is also where the program stores your settings and some of your Azure AD data (cached user attributes), it is good news for those of you who need to keep their data within the borders of Germany to comply with applicable German laws and regulations. Germany West Central is the eighth geolocation available for our email signature and disclaimer manager for Office 365, the other being: West US, North Central US, Canada East, North Europe, UK South, West Europe and Australia East.
I’ve recently stumbled into quite an annoying problem in desktop versions of Word 2019 and Outlook 2019 regarding the Read Aloud functionality, which I needed to turn off. As you may already know, Read Aloud is a neat text-to-speech feature that, as the name implies, is designed to read the text from your Word documents files or Outlook emails aloud. So, what’s the problem here? Well, first of all, I don’t use it. However, it often happens that the program starts reading my text even though I don’t want it to. This happens because I accidentally turn this functionality on with the Alt+Ctrl+Space keyboard shortcut (e.g. if I miss the Ctrl+X or Ctrl+C shortcut).
In this article, I would like to share my solution on how to disable Read Aloud in Outlook and how to remove the shortcut key in Word that turns this feature on.
We are pleased to announce that CodeTwo’s comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS) has been officially certified against ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27018. The certificate proves that CodeTwo cares a great deal about data security. Our ISO-certified ISMS guarantees that we have the best measures in place to ensure information security and to protect your personal data both in the cloud and on-premises.
In December 2017, we wrote an article on our blog informing that CodeTwo Office 365 Migration had been included in Gartner’s report on cloud migration tools. This filled us with pride and reassured us that our product is one of the leading Office 365 migration tools on the market. However, that didn’t stop us from going the extra mile and improving our program even further. And now we are pleased to announce that CodeTwo has once again been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools*.
Our CodeTwo Exchange Rules family of products has been expanded with a new solution designed for Exchange Server 2019 – CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2019. The program allows you design and deploy email signatures and disclaimers centrally, for each user or group of users in your organization. Plus, it comes with a ton of features that significantly enhance the handling of signatures in an Exchange organization.
In the era of security regulations such as GDPR, companies are putting a great effort into making email protection technologies more widely available. Lately, Microsoft has introduced significant changes to Office 365, helping users to safeguard their messages in a quicker and easier way. As people send more and more protected emails on a daily basis, some of you might be wondering: How this works with CodeTwo software?
Starting October 31, 2018, the support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.1 is discontinued in Office 365. This means that TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will still work, but Microsoft will not provide support in case of connection/compatibility issues.
CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro is a powerful and user-friendly tool for Exchange organizations. It was designed to help admins with their everyday tasks related to email flow control and signature management. The role-based access to certain rules and features of the program makes it also possible to delegate specific tasks to different departments or employees, such as marketing, information security officer, data protection officer, etc. That way, the program can also be used to run marketing campaigns or ensure compliance with the company’s procedures and legal regulations.