CodeTwo backup tools update – support for OAuth 2.0 and archive mailboxes

Version 2.3.x of CodeTwo Backup (CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 and CodeTwo Backup for Exchange) is now available. Together with the usual improvements in performance and stability (you can expect less throttling), the new release also includes some great new features:

  • support for Modern Authentication (OAuth 2.0),
  • backup and restore of archive mailboxes,
  • shared mailboxes no longer require licenses.
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Conditional placeholders – a new feature in CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365

The latest update to CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 brings a new functionality to the program’s built-in signature template editor – conditional placeholders. Unlike regular placeholders, which are filled with senders’ information pulled from Azure AD (such as name, job position, phone number, etc.) or message properties, conditional placeholders can be used to add customizable information (text, images, animations, and even HTML code snippets) to email signatures. This new type of placeholders also allows you to insert generic information into signatures, for example when some user Azure AD attributes are missing. Read on to find out how these placeholders work, what they can do, and how to start using them in your Microsoft 365 (Office 365) email signature templates.

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CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 is now the Microsoft preferred solution on Azure Marketplace

Not so long ago, we announced that CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 could be deployed directly from Microsoft Azure Marketplace and used to create cloud backups of your Microsoft 365 (Office 365) data. Two months later, we are pleased to announce that our comprehensive backup and recovery tool has been recognized by Microsoft as their preferred solution.

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CodeTwo recognized as Microsoft 2020 Partner of the Year Finalist for Customer Experience

Today, CodeTwo celebrates another great success with Microsoft. After being named Microsoft Partner of the Year 2019 in the ISV category last year, we are extremely proud and excited to announce that CodeTwo has been recognized as Microsoft 2020 Partner of the Year Finalist in the Customer Experience category.

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Outlook roaming signatures vs CodeTwo email signatures

[Update]: This blog post was updated on October 29, 2020.

Microsoft is going to introduce roaming signatures, a new feature for Outlook for Windows. The new feature changes the way Outlook email signatures are stored. The signatures will no longer be stored on a local drive – they will now be stored in the user mailbox, which will make them available on all devices running Outlook for Windows that have been configured with this user’s email account. When this feature is rolled out (initially scheduled for Q4 of 2020), it will be automatically enabled for all Microsoft 365 users. According to Microsoft 365 roadmap item 60371, users who use Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel (early adopters) might get this feature as early as November 2020. As there is a lot of inaccurate information regarding the feature, let’s explain what this feature really is and whether it affects CodeTwo solutions at all.

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CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 available on Azure Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 in now listed on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This means you can now use a pre-configured Azure virtual machine with our app to back up Exchange Online mailboxes, SharePoint Online sites, as well as OneDrive for Business and Teams data. It only takes a few minutes to deploy the VM in your Azure environment.

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Update to CodeTwo migration tools – support for OAuth 2.0 and performance improvements

A new version of CodeTwo Office 365 Migration and CodeTwo Exchange Migration is out. With this release, we’ve added another layer of security to our migration tools by switching to the OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol to access Office 365. We’ve also completely redesigned Office 365 connection wizards and introduced modern APIs that further improve the performance and reliability of both programs.

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Get-Holiday -Identity Christmas – best wishes from CodeTwo

Holiday season is upon us!

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!

Office 365 migration delivered in a conversational way

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.

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Germany West Central – a new geolocation in CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365

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.

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