Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 8 – 14, 2018

Welcome to the July 8 – 14, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eleven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with several for Exchange Online (Message Encryption, Mailbox Auditing), as well as updates for OneDrive for Business, Planner, SharePoint Online and Outlook for Windows. Most of the recently opened…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 1 – 7, 2018

Welcome to the July 1 – 7, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including new Yammer features in SharePoint Online and Teams, new integration between Microsoft Planner and Microsoft Project, a combined password reset and multi-factor authentication registration experience, and adding a…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 1 – 7, 2018

Welcome to the July 1 – 7, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including new Yammer features in SharePoint Online and Teams, new integration between Microsoft Planner and Microsoft Project, a combined password reset and multi-factor authentication registration experience, and adding a…


Upcoming changes to Exchange Web Services (EWS) API for Office 365

Over the last few years, we have been investing in services that help developers access information in Office 365 in a simple and intuitive way, specifically through Microsoft Graph.  Microsoft Graph and the use of OAuth 2.0 provide increased security and seamless integration with other Microsoft cloud services and is rapidly expanding developer access to…


Force Protected Apps or Devices | CA Scenarios for Success (3 of 4)

    We are back today for part two of our four part series on conditional access scenarios for success. Today, we will discuss how to restrict resource access from mobile devices unless they are managed by Intune (and compliant) or using an approved application (like Outlook mobile). You may want to protect your corporate…


Resource Based Throttling and Prioritization in Exchange Online Migrations

We often get questions about throttling in Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) based migrations in Exchange online. When migrating, you may see messages such as StalledDueTo_TargetDiskLatency for some periods of time. These messages come from our resource-based throttling infrastructure in Exchange Online. This is how this would look like in the output of Get-MoveRequestStatistics: PS C:>…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | June 17 – 23, 2018

Welcome to the June 17 – 23, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Only four additions to the Office 365 Roadmap additions last week, with updates for Outlook on iOS and Mac, as well as the official entry for the SharePoint Online storage increase and a policy to block basic authentication in Exchange…


Update on mail flow insights

Last month, we announced the release of mail flow insights in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center in this blog post. We’re making changes to the mail flow insights dashboard to make it more intuitive. These changes are currently in deployment, and will be available in the week of June 25, 2018. We’ve changed…


Correcting Shared Mailbox provisioning and sizing

We are correcting how shared (and resource) mailboxes are created in Exchange Online. As per our documentation (here and here), shared and resource mailboxes in Exchange Online should be created with the size of 50GB and if a larger size is desired, a license should be assigned to the mailbox. For some time now, though,…

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Announcing the support for modern public folder migrations without dumpster data

Long time Exchange administrators will remember that Exchange Server had a feature that was for a while unceremoniously referred to as the “dumpster”. We have since renamed the feature to a more descriptive Recoverable Items Folder. This blog post also contains a bit of history of this feature for those interested. Up to now, during…