Migrate your public folders to Office 365 Groups

Over the last few months, we ran a TAP Program where our customers tested the batch migration process to move their public folders (both online and on-premises) to Office 365 Groups. We want to thank all of the customers who helped us out with the testing by sharing their experiences with us. The TAP program…


An update to "Important notice for Office 365 email customers who have configured connectors"

Since we posted this blog post, we have received positive responses from many of our customers, who have proceeded with changing their connectors (as per instructions in the post), thereby protecting their email/domain reputation. However, we are also aware of customers who are either in the midst of making this change or need some additional…


Help us test Exchange public folder migrations to Office 365 Groups

If you are using Public Folders (legacy or Modern) and would like to migrate some of them to Office 365 Groups, we are working on a solution for that. We are starting with the migration of Calendar folders and will move on to other types as we complete work on calendars. We would like to…


Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

Several weeks ago, we enabled a new Office 365 feature to some tenants where the removal of the Exchange License didn’t immediately mail disable the user and disconnected the mailbox. The new behavior then required to manually (via RPS – remote PowerShell) go and run through EXO RPS the Disable-Mailbox -PermanentlyDelete cmdlet to achieve the…


The Hybrid Mesh

During the recent Microsoft Ignite conference I heard questions related to hybrid and partner free/busy relationships quite often, so I wanted to write about it. This scenario applies to companies with one or more external free busy relationships configured. For instance, you could have two or more companies on-premises sharing free/busy between each other. Then…


Looking back at Microsoft Ignite 2016

We had a lot of fun last week, with hundreds of sessions that covered vast variety of Microsoft services and products. If you were there – we hope that it was time well spent for you! We had many Microsoft experts in sessions and on the Expo floor to give you access and help answer…


Important notice for Office 365 email customers who have configured connectors

Note: This post, originally published in March, got accidentally re-published on 8/23/16 when updating step 5 below. We are leaving it published as a reminder to our customers as the time for this change is now closer. If you are an Exchange Online or Exchange Online Protection (EOP) customer and you have configured connectors, this…


Migrate traditional Distribution Groups to Office 365 Groups

Over the past few months, customers are increasing both the number of Office 365 Groups created and average monthly usage. It’s great to see customers getting value out of the service. If you are using Office 365 and haven’t yet moved traditional Distribution Groups (also known as Distribution Lists or DLs) over to Office 365…


HCW Improvement: The Minimal Hybrid Configuration option

Over the past several years, we have received feedback from all sorts of customers on how the Hybrid Configuration Wizard can be improved. One highly requested piece of feedback has been focused around providing an option to allow a customer to configure the bare essentials to support a hybrid configuration with Office 365. One of…


Important notice for Office 365 email customers who have configured connectors

If you are an Exchange Online or Exchange Online Protection (EOP) customer and you have configured connectors, this post contains important information that might impact your organization. To make sure that your mail flow isn’t interrupted, we strongly recommend that you read this post and take any necessary action before the deadline (July 5th, 2017)….