Help us test Cloud Attachments in Outlook 2016 with SharePoint Server 2016

My name is Steven Lepofsky, and I’m an engineer on the Outlook for Windows team. We have released (to Insiders) support for Outlook 2016’s Cloud Attachment experience with SharePoint Server 2016. We need your help to test this out and give us your feedback! So, what do I mean by “cloud attachments?” Let’s start there….


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…


Managing Focused Inbox in Office 365 and Outlook

Editor’s note 5/1/2017:  We are continuing our rollout of Focused Inbox for commercial Office 365 customers. We’ve updated the rollout timelines below, and provided additional clarity on the admin controls and how they impact the users experience in the “Transition from Clutter” section. We have rolled Focused Inbox out to all Office 365 First Release…


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…


Outlook for Mac and public folder access

Exchange Server 2013 introduced modern public folders and also shift in the way clients access the public folders. Ever since, the Outlook for Mac client had limited or no support for public folders. This article provides an update on how Outlook 2016 for Mac clients can access public folders in various topologies. Current Scenario The…


Upgrade to Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) version 2.2

Once again the OffCAT team has shipped a new version (v2.2) that includes some pretty cool features to those found in earlier versions. Hopefully, you will find these features useful and that you understand why there were added in v2.2. Let OffCAT fix issues for you We heard you loud and clear that OffCAT needs…


Outlook 2016: What Exchange admins need to know

At the end of September, we released Office 2016, which includes a new version of the Outlook desktop client. Hopefully you’ve seen already seen some of what’s new in Outlook 2016 for end users – if not, here’s a quick overview. Today we want to take a closer look at some changes in Outlook 2016…


Exchange Active Directory Deployment Site

When installing a brand new Exchange server, there are several things that you should consider. One of them is that things will go smoother if you deploy a new currently supported version of Exchange server into a live production environment by leveraging an Active Directory (AD) deployment site design option. Whenever a new Exchange server…


Booking Delegation Vs. Classic Delegation

Calendar delegation can be assigned in two different ways, each for a specific scenario. However, any mailbox, usually rooms, can be assigned both and this causes confusion when managing delegation of rooms or resources. What’s the difference and why? Classic Delegation Classic delegation has been around forever and used when a manager wants one or…


Upgrade to Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) version 2

It has been a little over a year since the OffCAT team shipped a new version, so I am very happy to tell you that we just released the very latest version (v2). As with any new version, there are new features, diagnostic rules, and fixes in this latest OffCAT version. After reading about all…