ESE Access to Exchange – Video Series

Just like we want to get to know you better, we want you to get to know us better. We like long walks on the beach, poetry, candlelit dinners, remote PowerShell and we love to Geek Out with Perry. More importantly, we wanted you all to get special behind-the-scenes insights into the Exchange team so…


Your tasks and the FOPE TechNet Library

In order to make it easier for you to find information and move about the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) TechNet Library documentation, we would like to make you aware of some re-structuring within the TechNet Library. Of course we will continue to update and enhance the technical product information that we provide about…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now includes a “Cloud Only” scenario

For many companies, the robust messaging and calendaring features offered by Office 365 for enterprises presents an opportunity to transition all messaging functionality from the on-premises organization into the cloud. Office 365 for enterprises includes a full suite of e-mail migration tools. However, there are dependencies and restrictions on the migration tools that you may…


Development cadence in a cloud world

After a busy summer of Microsoft events meeting with partners, customers and our internal sales organization, I thought I would share some of the discussions I had with these groups around our cloud evolution and specifically around Exchange Online. One of the key things we have evolved is our development cycle for the online service…


Test Office 365 Single Sign-On Using Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

We are excited to announce that the Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool has been updated! In addition to the standard set of connectivity tests, we’ve added an Office 365 tab and a Single Sign-On test. The new Single Sign-On test will validate users’ ability to log on to Office 365 with their on-premises credentials. It also…


Coming Soon: PST Capture Tool

As we like to say here on EHLO, we’re always listening for feedback on what we’re doing well and what we could be doing better for you. As more and more of you evaluate and deploy the email archiving, retention and discovery capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Online, we understand that Personal Folders…


Geek Out With Perry: High Availability for the Exchange Service

Have you missed Geeking out with Perry Clarke? Well he’s back with another blog post and Geek Out with Perry episode where we chat about availability for Exchange Online in the Office 365 service. Perry shares some insights on the framework that the team uses when designing reliability and availability as well as discusses with…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 and Office 365 Coexistence

We’re happy to announce that we’ve enhanced Exchange Server Deployment Assistant to include support for configuring rich coexistence (also known as “hybrid deployment”) for organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises with Exchange 2010 and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. This scenario is in addition to the existing…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2007 and Office 365 Coexistence

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant has been enhanced to include support for configuring rich coexistence for organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises with Exchange 2007 and some users hosted by Microsoft Office 365 Beta for enterprises in the cloud. This scenario is in addition to the existing support for…


New features in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) to meet your complex email flow scenarios

This latest release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) brings a wealth of features that help you protect and secure complex mail flow scenarios. Great news for Microsoft Office 365 Beta users, you now get FOPE as your standard email protection solution. If you’re using a Microsoft Exchange Server, this release brings you the…