Investigating TLS usage for SMTP in Exchange Online

Microsoft is committed to enforcing the best security for our services. As a result, TLS1.0, TLS1.1, and 3DES were deprecated in the Office 365 service. While 3DES is currently in the process of being disabled, there is no date set for disabling TLS1.0 and TLS1.1. That said, we are working towards disabling these TLS versions…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | March 10 – 16, 2019

Welcome to the March 10 – 16, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including multiple updates for Office 365 Groups, OneDrive, and Stream. Also of note, is the updated Microsoft 365 admin center with several enhancements. The updated Microsoft 365 admin center…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | March 3 – 9, 2019

Welcome to the March 3 – 9, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with multiple updates for Azure Active Directory, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams.  Also of note is “Phase 2” of the Mail Flow Insights improvements in Exchange Online, which…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 24 – March 2, 2019

Welcome to the February 24 – March 2, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Ten features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Forms for government customers, Microsoft Teams, Outlook on the web, and SharePoint Online. New upcoming events include SharePoint Week webcasts from Microsoft’s…


Announcing the Public Folder Consistency Agent for Exchange Online

We are very glad to announce availability of the public folder consistency agent for public folders in Exchange Online. What is this, you ask? Read on! The agent currently works on two scenarios: Scenario 1: Stale permissions on public folders Consider a scenario where a user was given permissions on a public folder, but their…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 10 – 16, 2019

Welcome to the February 10 – 16, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were four features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including an upcoming preview for a “Pro” version of Microsoft Forms, general availability of live and on-demand events in Microsoft 365, an updated experience for Office 365 eDiscovery,…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 10 – 16, 2019

Welcome to the February 10 – 16, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were four features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including an upcoming preview for a “Pro” version of Microsoft Forms, general availability of live and on-demand events in Microsoft 365, an updated experience for Office 365 eDiscovery,…


Advanced Office 365 Routing: Locking Down Exchange On-Premises when MX points to Office 365

We often get request from customers to control mail flow routing in a hybrid deployment, for various compliance requirements. Achieving the desired routing greatly depends on where the MX record is pointed to and the involvement of 3rd party mail gateways. Also, use of Centralized Mail Transport and the two mandatory Office 365 native domains…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 3 – 9, 2019

Welcome to the February 3 – 9, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nine features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week for a range of apps and services including Office ProPlus, OneDrive for Business, OneNote, Planner, SharePoint and Teams. Customer Immersion Experience sessions and Teams-related events are the focus of…


Retiring Unified Messaging in Exchange Online

Microsoft is retiring Unified Messaging (UM) in Exchange Online and replacing it with Cloud Voicemail and Auto Attendant services.  This impacts voicemail processing and Auto Attendant in Exchange Online for all customers using these workloads. The following servers connecting to Exchange UM Online will be transitioned by Microsoft to Cloud Voicemail on or before February…