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Posts Categorized: Office 365

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

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