FOPE to EOP Service Upgrade

Last week one of my coworkers published some TechNet content that will be of interest to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers. It’s called the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Transition Center. You may know that all FOPE customers are being upgraded to Exchange Online Protection and wondered, “How is this going to work?” This…

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Interview with an IT Pro

Recently I interviewed a couple IT pros I know to get their feedback on our products and our technical documentation (most of the questions are about Exchange, Exchange documentation, and Office 365, since I work on those products). My goal is to get a feel for how an IT pro approaches our products and the documentation on…

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The New Office 365

I haven’t written a post in over a month! That’s because I’ve been heads down on help content for the new Office 365. 🙂 We launched it this week, so I have a moment to give you links to a few resources: Personally, I work on the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) help content on TechNet,…

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Decommissioning your Exchange 2010 servers in a Hybrid Deployment

I wanted to advertise this blog post by Timothy Heeney on the Exchange Team blog, Decommissioning your Exchange 2010 servers in a Hybrid Deployment, since Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), the product I write about (FOPE User Guide), is in the mix on hybrid deployments and hybrid is a logical next step for many FOPE customers….

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Updated FOPE Support Service Description

We just updated the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Support Service Description. A reference guide that describes the support included in a subscription of stand-alone FOPE.  

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Audio/Slide Presentation: Understanding Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

This presentation by Robert Gillies, Understanding Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, which was recently posted on Channel 9, is a good introduction to the product for a system administrator or technical manager. It’s helpful if you are new to FOPE, or are just considering it. He covers the following: FOPE’s service level agreement Overview of…

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Video: Hybrid Configuration Wizard

In a previous post, Microsoft Exchange SP2 and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, I introduced the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) and discussed how it makes hybrid deployment (where you have a portion of your mailboxes on premises and a portion hosted in the cloud) much more simple. I recently came across this video, TechNet Radio: “Road to…

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Troubleshooting Mail Flow in Office 365 – TechNet Radio

This post is piggybacking on Where did that email go? In this podcast, Troubleshooting Mail Flow in Office 365, Blain Barton and Scott Landry discuss how to troubleshoot mail flow in Office 365. Scott has a lot of experience, and brings to light a bunch of tips and tricks to use when you get that phone…

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Exchange and Forefront Online Protection for Exchange folks on Twitter

I want to share with you some helpful resources on Twitter. Firstly, my user assistance team (a group of technical writers who focus on Exchange and FOPE) started a Twitter account called FOPE_UA about five months ago. Feel free to ask us any technical questions. We specialize in FOPE, but we might be able to track down answers for…

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FOPE FAQs

I mentioned one of these links in my last post, but I wanted to call out these FOPE FAQs separately, since we have been updating them with new questions regularly. Office 365 Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) FAQ – Covers questions about FOPE from an Office 365 user’s perspective. TechNet Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE): FAQ…

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