Category Archives: Cloud

New Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard released

The Exchange hybrid team have released the latest version of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW). This new version is called the Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard, and is the first version that is developed as a standalone, downloadable application, instead of being part of the on-premise Exchange server product. The new HCW provides great… Read More »

Microsoft replaces Office 365 E4 with new E5 plan

As announced during the WPC conference, Microsoft replaces the Office 365 Enterprise E4 plan with a new Enterprise E5 plan, before the end of 2015. The E5 plan will include the features from E4, plus a range of collaboration, real-time communication and security features, such as: New Skype4B communication features: Cloud PBX PSTN Conferencing New… Read More »

How to get started with Mobile Device Management in the Cloud

For delivering a more secure and integrated experience for access to corporate applications and services, across all sorts of mobile devices, the MDM  for Office 365 and Microsoft Intune solutions provide excellent tools to manage the challenge many organizations face when they intentionally or unofficially adopt a “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) approach. To get access tools for… Read More »

Signup for Office 365 Skype for Business Preview Program

Microsoft have started the technical preview of their three new Skype for Business capabilities in Office 365. The Preview is available for Office 365 user, with either an Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, E4 plan or a Skype for Business Plan 2. Office 365 subscribers can signup and perform test of the following features: Skype… Read More »

Upcoming communication and security features in Office 365

Several of the upcoming features in the Office 365 Road Map underlines a game changer in the competitive environment of both unified communication and security for Microsoft, its partners and the customers. Microsoft is currently developing and testing the integration of enterprise unified communication, domain purchase and message encryption services directly into Office 365, instead… Read More »

Azure AD Connect Released !

Azure AD Connect is the next-generation identity synchronization tool for Microsoft cloud services, and combines the features of Microsoft’s Directory Synchronization (DirSync) and the Azure AD Sync Services (Azure AD Sync) tools. Azure AD Sync that was released in September 2014 is the replacement for DirSync, but the newly released Azure AD Connect will be… Read More »

How to configure Sent Items behavior in Office 365 shared mailboxes

Shared mailboxes in Office 365 provides a flexible and simple solution for multiple users to manage and communicating using a common mailbox – and as an added benefit, shared mailboxes in Office 365 by default does not require a license. Access to a shared mailbox require a standard Exchange Online mailbox, where delegation can be… Read More »

Introducing workload-specific admin roles in Office 365

Microsoft have started the rollout of workload-specific admin roles in Office 365, which allow Office 365 administrators to assign tailored administrative privileges for Office 365 services. Until now, Office 365 administration has been limited to one administrator role; Global Administrator, and all Office 365 administrators would require the Global Administrator role, even for those just… Read More »

How to setup an Office 365 SMTP Relay

Many organizations that move mailboxes to Office 365, still need to use a SMTP relay to route mails from on-premise applications, scanners (print-to-PDF) or multifunction devices to either internal or external recipients. Using Exchange Online in Office 365 for mail relay can be accomplished in three ways; SMTP client submission Here you configure the devices… Read More »

Simplified Connector Management in Office 365

Just like an on-premise Exchange platform, connectors are central for managing the mail flow to and from Exchange Online. Exchange Online do not by default require custom connectors, Microsoft have already setup all the basic, required connectors for standard mail flow to work, when the service is initially activated. At some point, many organizations will… Read More »