Moving from EHA to Office 365

In late December 2010, we announced Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) as part of the Office 365 services. With that announcement we began taking steps to migrate customers from the legacy Exchange Hosted Archive service while continuing to help customers with their retention, compliance and eDiscovery needs. For customers still on the EHA service today, you…


The New Exchange

Last Monday, at an event in San Francisco, Steve Ballmer introduced the new, modern Office to the world. An exciting set of capabilities were showcased, including Windows 8 integration, Office as a subscription, and an enhanced social story. Exchange is one of the cornerstones of communication and collaboration in Office. Over the past few years,…


Crazy About Dogfood and Dogfooding Hybrid

We eat our own Dogfood in Exchange and talk about it often so we wanted to share some very special insights with you on the process.  What is Dogfood? It’s a slang term we use for using our own software, including alpha and beta varieties internally at Microsoft prior to shipping our products, in order…


Extended Rollout of Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update

Back in December 2011, the Exchange team first started making the Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update available to customers.  This rollout was staggered globally, with full deployment expected to be completed within six months.  For more information on the new features and enhancements included as part of this update, please refer to the original…


Check Out Some TechNet Radio Podcasts on Hybrid Deployments

TechEd North America 2012 is coming and folks on the Exchange team will be there to talk to you about Exchange hybrid deployments and Exchange Online migrations! We’ve gotten a lot of questions on hybrid deployments, especially after releasing Exchange 2010 SP2 with the Hybrid Configuration Wizard and updating the Exchange Deployment Assistant with more…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 Hybrid Deployments with Office 365

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) now includes full checklist support for configuring hybrid deployments for Exchange 2010 SP2 organizations. This newly added scenario is for Exchange 2010 SP2 organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. Like…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2007 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) now includes support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and Exchange 2007 on-premises organizations. This newly added scenario is for Exchange 2007 organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises….


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 SP2 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) has been enhanced to include support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard. The first in several upcoming scenario additions for configuring hybrid deployments when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, this new scenario is for Exchange 2003 organizations…


ESE Access to Exchange: Spamcops!

It’s not easy being a spam cop. But the folks on the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) team love it! Their passion for being investigators and transport experts has translated into measurable impacts to help safeguard customers’ inbound, outbound and internal business mail from spam, viruses, phishing attacks, out-of-policy content and help customers focus…


Exchange ActiveSync client connectivity in Office 365

Update: 4/23/2012: Microsoft has completed deployment of the interim solution that should eliminate the need for manual server reconfiguration of the affected devices when your Office 365 server location changes. We continue to work with device manufacturers to help them resolve their Exchange ActiveSync protocol implementation issues. Update 3/5/2012: In order to mitigate issues with…