Announcing the availability of enabling Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials’ integration of Microsoft online services in environments with multiple domain controllers

In Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2, all of our online services integration features, including Azure Active Directory and Office 365, are supported only in environments that have a single domain controller. In environments with more than one domain controller, integration of these services is blocked due limitations in the user account and password synchronization mechanism… Read more

Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials Available Now

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Update Rollup 1 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup update addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase 2781267. In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in KB 2781268…. Read more

Connection to Office 365 Account may Fail or Timeout When You Try to Connect from Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard

When you try to connect to Office 365 from the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard, the connection may fail or timeout. Here is how the Office 365 tab shows up: It will eventually time out without showing up the Exchange Online Mailbox information: Here is how the user properties show up on the USERS tab…. Read more

Creating Outlook Rules for a Secondary Email Address

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] A couple weeks we published an article on how to add an additional email address to an O365 account. When you receive email for a user with multiple email addresses, the To line will always display the primary email. For Example, let’s… Read more

How to Add an Additional Email Address to an Office 365 Account

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Sometimes you will want one user to receive email at multiple email addresses. This blog post will show you have to add additional email addresses to one of your existing Office 365 user accounts. Please note that even though a user may… Read more

Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Released Today!

[Todays post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Product Manager of Server and Cloud Platform Marketing] It is our pleasure to announce that starting today the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (OIM) is freely available for download in the Microsoft Download Center. We would like to thank all… Read more

Download the Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Today!

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius, Senior Product Manager from Windows Server and Cloud Marketing] This week marks the beta release of the highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The OIM allows small businesses to seamlessly combine the cloud-based productivity tools of Office 365… Read more

SBS 2011 Essentials and Office 365 — Great Value for Our Customers

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Senior Product Manager from Windows Server Marketing] Congratulations to the Office 365 (O365) team for reaching their general availability milestone on Tuesday. Office 365 provides its subscribers with great value and functionality by giving them a convenient solution to access professional grade email, documents, contacts, and… Read more