Connecting Office 365 and FOPE

Office 365 Beta gives you automatic access to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange to protect the mail flow into your Office 365 environment.  We recently released a guidance document that includes some of the known issues and some of the scenarios for more advanced mail flows.  The document discusses the following scenarios in depth but…

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Why not Gmail?

I was just surfing about our sites as you do and happened across this rather interesting little video that covers some of the reasons that Outlook is better for business than Gmail.  As an ex Gmail user I wasn’t thinking about this stuff when it was just me using Gmail on my own but it’s…

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Video: How to remote wipe Windows Phone 7 from BPOS

When you connect your Windows Phone 7 device up to the cloud you get a whole bunch of abilities through the windowsphone.live.com portal including the ability to remotely change device passwords, to locate your phone and to remote wipe your phone.  What you might not realise is that when you connect a device to an…

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How healthy is your BPOS service

IT Professionals love knowing what’s going on with their stuff.  Be it that blinking light that shows hard disk activity on your laptop* or knowing that your SQL Server is running perfectly you need to know what’s working and what’s not.  With the cloud that becomes ever more important as you outsource the mundane management…

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Signature Synchronisation

  A couple of days ago I was a partner event in Manchester and I was asked a BPOS question that totally stumped me at the time. “Will signatures that I set on OWA (Outlook Web Access) or in Outlook synchronise across all the computers I use, and OWA?” The simple answer is no.  But…

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Why Google is not a business platform

Danny Burlage of BPOS Rocks wrote this fantastic article on why Google is not fit for business – it’s something we know all to well, people who’ve gone Google tell us.  Danny’s article is very good so I’m not going to paraphrase it much but I love this quote: Google’s Business Model is based on…

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Resources for BPOS and Exchange Online

Continuing my BPOS odessy I’ve found some good resources for BPOS and Exchange Online that I thought it’d be worth pointing you to: Online Services TechNet library – this library contains details of lots of differnet aspects of BPOS, including how to get your Exchange Online accounts to work with your mobile device (no not…

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Scenarios where BPOS is brilliant

As part of my dive into the world of Microsoft Online Services one of the things I’ve not been able to find in one place – please correct me if I’m wrong – is a list scenarios where BPOS can really help you out.  Our various partners who help you get up and running on…

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Multiple email addresses and BPOS Exchange Online

Over the past week I’ve been asking people on twitter to talk to me about their experiences with BPOS and I had an interesting conversational thread with @IAmKat about multiple email accounts and how to send and receive.  So I did some digging. Firstly it’s really easy to receive email into one account from different…

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Business Productivity Online Standard Suite Deployment Guide

If you’re looking for help deploying BPOS and or Exchange Online then look no further, this very handy guide is what you need.  It covers all the bases from configuring mailboxes, setting up email coexistence, migrating existing mail boxes synchronising with AD to setting up Office Communications Online. Well recommended to any IT Pros thinking…

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