I wrote a Test Lab Guide! Configuring an Office 365 Trial Subscription

I’ve been fortunate recently to try my hand at writing a test-lab guide that’s helpful if you have an interest in Office 365: Configuring an Office 365 Trial Subscription I wrote a blog post at the Microsoft Test Lab Guides blog that has more details: This new TLG uses a fictional Microsoft account and company and…

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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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Exchange Online Service Description

The Office 365 team recently completed Office 365 Preview Service Descriptions that you can access on TechNet. Most pertinent to this blog is the Exchange Online service description. This isn’t help documentation, but rather these are documents that describe the features and plans available to Office 365 customers. A few of the features highlighted are…

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Exchange 2013 On-Premises and Exchange Online Hybrid Compatibility

We’ve had some questions come through to the Exchange Server and Office 365 teams regarding which versions of Exchange Online can be configured to work in a hybrid environment (where you have some mailboxes online and some in the cloud) with Exchange Server on premises. For example, does Exchange Server 2013 on premises work with the currently available version of Exchange…

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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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How do I create an email footer using FOPE?

A guest post from my cohort on the Office content publishing team: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) users commonly ask about creating a footer for outgoing email. You may want to add a disclaimer to your outbound email for HIPAA or other legal compliance reasons, or you may simply want to add your organization’s logo or…

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Find News on Updates for Microsoft Office 365

The following resources on the Office 365 community were pointed out to me recently and I think they are worth passing along: Service Updates for Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (English) Service Updates for Office 365 for enterprises (English) Each link contains a rolling feed of everything new and notable for Office 365. For example,…

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