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Posts Categorized: Office 365

What the Clutter?

Microsoft Office 365 introduced a new feature, Microsoft Clutter, which helps users really get down to the core messages that are important to them and clean up their inbox in record time. Office 365 uses logic to help determine and learn which emails are important to an end user. This… Read More

OneDrive for Business – Take your Files Home!

Nothing says modern productivity like the ability to have access to all of your files, anywhere you are and on any device! Microsoft OneDrive provides just that: one location to save all of your work files and access them from anywhere. As an IT professional, being able to extend productivity… Read More

Azure AD Premium and Intune and Rights Management, Oh my!

What do you get when you combine the value of Azure Rights Management, Intune and Azure Active Directory Premium? Enterprise Mobility Sweet Suite (EMS)!  EMS is a product offering from Microsoft that you can leverage with your Office 365 services or on its own. EMS allows you to provide access… Read More

Office 365: Technology Evolving to Meet Your Needs

Microsoft’s Office 365 is an incredible example of how technology continues to evolve to increase enterprise productivity. During Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2015 in July, Microsoft announced that they will be replacing the E4 edition (also known as a SKU) with a new Office 365 E5 SKU this fall.… Read More

Office 365: How to Import PST Files

Microsoft Outlook Data Files, also known as .pst (PST) file types, present many challenges, especially in corporate environments. Common issues with managing PST files include: difficulty managing eDiscovery and backup maintenance data corruption and network access optimization compliance and security issues with data access – just to list a few… Read More

MAPI over HTTP for Microsoft Outlook / Exchange

Overview of MAPI over HTTP MAPI over HTTP is the new transport protocol implemented in Microsoft Exchange 2013 SP1 and within Exchange Online. MAPI over HTTP improves the reliability and stability of Outlook and Exchange connections by moving the transport layer to the industry-standard HTTP model. This allows a higher… Read More

AD FS vs DirSync (AADSync) with Password Sync

Deciding between AD FS and AADSync with Password Sync for Office 365 authentication can be a confusing topic for customers moving to the Cloud. Often one of the greatest challenges is to provide as little disruption to the end users as possible by not requiring them to create and maintain… Read More

Azure App Portal

One of the hidden gems within every Office 365 tenant is something called Azure Apps. Microsoft Azure App Portal is a feature included in all Office 365 subscriptions that allows organizations to add external SaaS applications to their users’ Office 365 App Launcher, and to allow their users to access… Read More

Managing Large Attachments in Exchange Online

Great news for Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange Online customers!  Attaching as much as possible to an email so you can fully inform the recipients has always been the norm.  Many organizations have gone through various cycles to support large file sizes securely through email:  either increasing their message size… Read More

Office 365 Exchange Online vs. Exchange Server 2013 on Premise

There are presently an estimated 80 million paid Office 365 subscribers, representing 15% of the total Exchange market, which is expected to double to 33% by the end of 2017. Migrating workloads to the cloud is a hot topic in IT boardroom discussions, especially regarding the future of corporate messaging. … Read More