Microsoft Office 365 Help and How-to Videos

I’ve been teaming with other folks in Office division to make the Office 365 Community as helpful as possible. A couple weeks ago, through a contact in the O365 community, I was told about a big collection of helpful technical videos, on the Office 365 channel, that the Office 365 team has released on YouTube.  A few examples include Office…


Directory Synchronization for FOPE

I wanted to publicize a couple links regarding the Directory Synchronization Tool for Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE). From the administrator’s guide: “The Directory Synchronization Tool (DST) 9.1 is an application that helps you keep your on-site Active Directory Domain Services and Microsoft Exchange Server environment synchronized with your Hosted Services network for use…


Switching to FOPE from Another Messaging Protection Solution

You may be interested in Microsoft’s messaging protection solution, Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), but you currently use another messaging-protection online service or a spam-protection appliance. The following TechNet topic, Switching to FOPE from Google Postini, the Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall, or Cisco IronPort, starts at a high level and discusses the steps involved…


How Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365 Work Together

On the Microsoft podcasts site you can find a recently released podcast, Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365 – Better Together (direct link to the mp3), that addresses how Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365 can work together. It focuses mainly on features of FOPE and how the FOPE service can be tailored to work…


Delegated Administration Experience with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

You can delegate your FOPE administration to someone outside your company by using features available on the Advanced Tab in the FOPE administration center. The Advanced Tab provides a consolidated view of multiple companies. The Advanced tab provides Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) administrators with a consolidated view of all the companies that they…


FOPE in Office 365

The FOPE documentation contains a topic, FOPE in Office 365 Beta Feature Differences, that shows the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange features available for Office 365 Beta, Live@edu, Business Productivity Online Suite, and so on. It’s helpful if you have asked questions like, “We have the Office 365 beta for enterprises. Can we access the FOPE…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

If you have wondered, “How can I configure my Exchange environment so that cloud mailboxes can coexist with on-premises mailboxes?” the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant can be really helpful. You can walk through it and set various requirements, such as if you want all mail to pass through your on-premises server or if you want on-premises and cloud users…


Understanding Spam Processing in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

We recently refreshed the Understanding spam processing documentation for FPE 2010. Our goal in writing this content was to help you better understand the inner workings of the product and how it filters spam from your messaging environment. I hope you find it helpful. 


Forefront Training

Several TechNet webcasts were completed last month that show and explain features of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint. Here they are with their descriptions: Forefront Protection for Office: Overview (Level 200): Learn how Microsoft Forefront can help protect your customer online and on-premises Microsoft Exchange and…