Using Active Directory Federation Services to provide single sign-on for Office 365 deployments

The following article in the Office 365 community, Plan for and deploy Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 for use with single sign-on, provides some good, detailed information about configuring single sign-on so that users in your environment can use Office 365 features without using multiple passwords. You can deploy a new AD FS 2.0 infrastructure to…

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Office 365 for Small Business

I really liked this blog post, Moving mom’s real estate business to Office 365, and accompanying videos on the Office 365 Technical Blog. It gives a great real-world story about an organization that is taking Office 365 and using it to make their processes more efficient. Nice work.

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Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Overview Video

This graphical video, Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Overview, does a nice job of succinctly explaining how FOPE works and the business value it provides. It explains how FOPE protects email and its service level agreements, and also graphically illustrates how it processes email.

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Checking Cloudmark Updates for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

I came across this blog post today from the How Exchange Works blog that covers how to check that Cloudmark updates are working correctly: Cloudmark Antispam Engine Not Updating In Forefront Protection 2010 For Exchange Server… It’s helpful.

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Video: Data-Loss Prevention with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

I recently landed on the Exchange Server video hub and there are quite a few helpful videos there. A couple I’ve watched this week are Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Overview, which provides a graphical overview of how FOPE works and discusses its business value, and Exchange Technical Video Series (Information Protection and Control), in…

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Return on Investment for Microsoft Office 365

I enjoyed reading this blog post, The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Office 365, in the Office 365 community blog. It references a Forrester Research study that analyzed the economic impact of Office 365 to determine whether it makes economic sense for a mid-size organization to use it. Of course the answer is yes, but beyond that the numbers are interesting.

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Feature Set Comparison for FOPE Deployments

We have been getting a lot of questions like, “Can I access the FOPE Administration Center if I’m a Live@edu customer?” or “Do I need to do directory synchronization for my FOPE deployment?” This topic, Feature Set Comparison for FOPE Deployments, is helpful. It contains a table that describes Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) features that are…

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New Help Content: Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) Quick Start Guide

If you are a Forefront Online Protection for Exchange customer who is getting started with Exchange Hosted Archive, the following topic, Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) Quick Start Guide, shows abbreviated steps required to set up the service, in one place. More thorough technical documentation for Exchange Hosted Archive can be found at Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) User…

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Forefront Online Protection for Exchange is Required for Exchange Hosted Encryption

A question came through one of our discussion forums about whether Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is required before you can subscribe to Microsoft Exchcange Hosted Encryption. The answer is yes. Microsoft Exchange Hosted Encryption provides policy-based encryption from sender to recipient with no end-user training or software installation. Exchange Hosted encryption requires Microsoft Forefront Online…

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Find the Latest Updates for Forefront Products

This page, Updates for Microsoft Forefront and Related Technologies, contains a table that lists the latest updates for a bunch of Forefront products and legacy products, including Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint.

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