Microsoft Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide for Office 365

I guess it’s pretty obvious by now that I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to Exchange and Outlook performance. One area that has always felt like a black box though is migrating data into Office 365 Exchange Online service. The problem for me was that sometimes I would be able to…


Using your iPad, iPhone or Windows Phone with Lync 2010 and Office 365

I have had a few recently from customers wanting to use Lync 2010 Mobile on their shiny mobile devices. I thought I would go through the steps here to connect iOS devices, such as iPad and iPhone as well as Windows Phone WP7 devices to Lync Online in Office 365. Prerequisites This post assumes that…


Office 365 Proxy Server Exclusion List – Office 365 Service URL’s

I am just posting this here since it’s a bit of information I regularly provide to customers and I always have trouble remembering where I found it (yes I know I should create a browser bookmark, but I thought I would share!). When you deploy Office 365 one of the most difficult (and poorly documented)…


Outlook Performance Troubleshooting including Office 365

I have been involved in a number of discussions recently regarding Outlook performance troubleshooting in the cloud. Mostly these discussions were in the context of why the customer didn’t want to move to the cloud since they figured it would be impossible to troubleshoot Outlook performance afterwards Discussion Summary: When we have clients and Exchange…


Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack (SP2) is released!

Last week when the internal announcement was made to say that SP2 had been completed and was scheduled for release, I added a few blog articles onto my “to do” list.  Imagine my surprise this morning when I woke up to find that the internets were crammed full of SP2 news and that most of…


Microsoft Lync 2011 for Mac and Office 365 Fix

Last month I wrote a blog about connecting Office 2011 for Mac to Office 365.  This post generated a lot of interest within the community, but mostly for the wrong reason!  i.e pretty much everyone that tried this was unable to connect Lync 2011 on Mac to Office 365.  The Lync engineering team have been…


Office 365 User Community in the UK

Brett Johnson brought this to my attention last week – Way back at the beginning of this century I was a part of the NetApp user group and I found it a hugely rewarding experience.  Since joining Microsoft I try to support all of our independent user groups for Exchange and UC where I can….


Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Certificate Planning–ADFS, Exchange Web Services, OWA, OA??

I recently wrote about configuring Office 365 hybrid to get cross premises availability working, since that article a number of people have asked me about certificate planning. This is pretty well understood for an Exchange deployment, but what names are required for an Office 365 Hybrid configuration during a migration? Certificate Requirements in Office 365…