FAQs on Office 365 Retention, Disposal & Archiving

With the introduction of Unified Retention & Retention Labels in the Security and Compliance, many customers have questions on the differences between Unified Retention, Retention Labels and MRM retention, configurable parameters and other common scenarios. Retention or Unified Retention Retention or Unified Retention is available in Office 365 Security and Compliance portal. Unified retention policy…


Contextualizing Attacker Activity within Sessions in Exchange Online

Overview The Exchange audit log is an important tool in the defender toolbox to understand the activity of users (or attackers masquerading as users) in an organization. Defenders can manually browse through their audit logs for user activity that indicates malicious activity. These audit logs feed many first-party and third-party protect, detect, and investigate capabilities…


Improvements in Public Folder Migration to Exchange Online

We have been working hard behind the scenes to improve the public folder migration experience and are very glad to announce even more improvements. These improvements will help you in faster onboarding of public folders to Exchange Online. Speed improvements Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) performs certain clean-up tasks during the finalization phase of the migration….


Released: Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2

We are happy to announce Organization Configuration Transfer (OCT) – V2, which includes updates to OCT-Phase 1 that was launched earlier this year. OCT-V2 further reduces the manual work that admins are required to do once the hybrid setup is complete. OCT-V2 is now available as part of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW). What does…


Microsoft Ignite 2018 – The Recap

Microsoft Ignite 2018 ended a few weeks ago, and what a great event it was. It was great to see so many of our customers, partners and friends there – thank you for coming to our sessions, thank you for coming to the booth, thank you for hanging out with us whenever the opportunity arose…


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…


Multi-Factor Authentication for the Hybrid Configuration Wizard and Remote PowerShell

You can now use an Administrator account that is enabled for Multi-Factor Authentication to sign in to Exchange Online PowerShell and the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW). In case you are not aware, the Azure multi-factor authentication is a method of verifying who you are that requires the use of more than just a…


Send-as and Send-on-behalf of for groups in Outlook

Today, we are excited to announce the ‘Send-as’ and Send-on-behalf of feature for groups in Outlook, which brings you one step closer to turning your email into a great customer support solution. With the new ‘Send as’ and ‘Send on behalf of’ feature, members of the group can respond to conversations using the shared identity…