On March 31, 2019 we celebrate the World Backup Day, a special day reminding us of the importance of data backups. This is a perfect time to look closer at you company backup systems. Are they in place? Do they actually work and can you use them when it’s really needed? To me this is going to be personal. Why? No longer than yesterday, I was confident that I have my home backups under control. Now I am tearing my hair out as I have lost about 1TB of photographs from like… my whole life. What a pain!
Having my personal tragedy in mind, take a moment to double-check your backups. Not only the private backups but more importantly backups that are supposed to secure your company data – just in case.
Spoofing and phishing, these two words seem to have drawn special attention recently. In the light of that, organizations are looking for ways to protect their data against cyberattacks by deploying different security solutions and by educating users. But still, some attacks are successful. Mainly because end users are tricked to click bad links or open infected attachments. That is why admins search for ways to help end users pay greater attention to emails they receive, especially those coming from external domains. One method is by adding a warning message to incoming emails.
We are excited to let you know that our backup solutions, CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 and CodeTwo Backup for Exchange, have been upgraded to version 2.0 and now support SharePoint on-premises, SharePointOnline and OneDrive for Business backups. Together with mailbox and Public Folders backup features, companies using these tools gain the ability to address more complex backup needs with just one application on board.
[Update] This post was updated on February 18, 2019.
Although prepending special words to emails is definitely easy to achieve natively, it is not possible, using Exchange mail flow rules or Outlook rules, to remove those words automatically from email subject or body when replying or forwarding. If you prepend any keywords to incoming emails like e.g. the word EXTERNAL, to let people know the email originates from the outside of an organization, it will stick to it also in replies and forwards. And this is not what generally the user wants to happen. So if you need to remove any prepended keywords or phrases from email subject or body before the message hits the original sender, you need to either write your own piece of code or use a third party tool like CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro.
And if code writing is not what makes you enthusiastic, then using CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro is your option.
About two weeks ago, Microsoft has announced that Exchange 2019 is already available for download. As for now, it is a preview build but the production version is just around the corner. Along with this announcement, we are happy to let you know that our email signature solutions will support the newest version of Exchange soon.
CodeTwo Exchange Rules and CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro, our email signature management tools for on-premises Exchange Server, have been updated. Apart from a bunch of improvements and fixes, this update brings two new features which facilitate adding tracking parameters to hyperlinks and inserting HTML snippet code to signature templates.
We are happy to let you know that our migration tools, CodeTwo Exchange Migration and CodeTwo Office 365 Migration, have been upgraded to version 3.0. Along with this upgrade, we have implemented significant enhancements and changes which include a completely new licensing model and support for Office 365 Germany.
Another great event for Azure and Office 365 enthusiasts is just around the corner. Starting from tomorrow, we will exhibit at Microsoft Tech Summit in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). The event takes place between March 28th and March 29th, 2018. If you happen to be there, make sure to meet us!