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Posts Categorized: Office 365

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

Second Semester Student Special

As students slowly file back into school halls and campuses after too short holiday vacations, Microsoft pumps the classrooms with exciting new products and features for a successful second semester. First, let’s talk about the ever impressive OneNote. Microsoft’s note taking software has evolved into one of education’s fastest growing… Read More

Microsoft on the FedRAMP to Occupy Government Market

In recent months, Microsoft and Office 365 have made great strides to become a widely used and well trusted source for government agencies. Microsoft has adapted Office 365 to be HIPAA and ISO compliant with built-in enterprise class security, mobile device management and data loss prevention capabilities. According to Forrester,… Read More

Skype for Business to Replace Microsoft’s Lync

This January, Microsoft’s 3+ year old acquisition of Skype will finally resonate in the Office world. In the first half of the coming year, Skype for Business will be rolled out as the next version of Lync with a new server release and Office 365 service updates. Microsoft will maintain… Read More

Microsoft Storms the Cloud with Recent Updates for Apple Users

In the past week, Microsoft released several exciting updates for Apple users, marking the end of a long three year wait. Lync for Mac saw numerous updates with two new features and increased support for the new OS X Yosemite. Media Resiliency has been added for Lync Meetings and peer-to-peer… Read More

Office 365 Groups: Centralized Collaboration

Microsoft has begun rolling out Office 365 Groups, a new collaboration feature allowing for public and private groups to help centralize related conversations, events and documents. Enabled by default, organizations should see it within the Outlook Web App in the coming days, if not already visible. You’ll know right away… Read More

Cloudtoberfest Charity Event

Join CloudBearing for our first annual Cloudtoberfest charity event! Join us on Saturday, October 18th for authentic Oktoberfest food and beer, games, live music, raffle prizes and more! All proceeds from Cloudtoberfest will be given to our local charity, Communities in Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake). CIS Wake helps… Read More

Office Graph Lets Users Delve Into Their Work

Last week, Microsoft announced that they will be rolling out Office Delve, a single user interface with personalized insights based on meetings, people, conversations, documents and more. Essentially, Office Delve is a centralized location to find trending information, pulled from Exchange, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and Yammer. The information… Read More