Full Azure AD P1 is coming to M365 Premium

For our customers under 300 employees, Azure Active Directory Plan 1 is coming to M365 Business Premium.

Licensing Azure AD Premium Plans (Conditional Access, MFA, etc.)

Licensing for MFA, Conditional Access, and Risk-Based Conditional Access has been coming up in many of our conversations.

Validate Azure AD Device Dynamic Membership Rules in Preview

Previously when creating queries for dynamic membership rules in Azure AD, you would have to create the group, then provide the syntax, and then wait anywhere from 5-10 minutes while Azure AD evaluates the group members.  When first starting out, this can add up to hours of timing waiting for results. 

Microsoft Cloud App Security continues to impress!

 Microsoft Cloud App Security continues to impress our customers and us with its capabilities!  I’ll abbreviate it as MCAS, because anyone who works in the Microsoft space will know that there are way too many “CAS” acronyms. Haha. If you haven’t heard of Cloud App Security it is Microsoft’s version of a Cloud Access Security […]

Disable Exchange/Outlook Clutter

At the end of 2014, Microsoft released a cool new feature in Office 365 called Clutter. Clutter learns from your actions to determine the messages you are likely to ignore. As less important messages arrive, they are automatically moved to the Clutter folder. Clutter does this by leveraging Office Graph’s sophisticated machine learning techniques to […]

Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 (Part 2)

In my previous post on Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 (Part 1), we covered the prerequisites to installing Exchange 2013 in your Exchange 2010 environment.  In this article we will cover installing Exchange 2013 and configuring it for coexistence.  For simplicity’s sake, I will show screenshots from a single “all-in-one” […]

Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 (Part 1)

Microsoft announced the release of Exchange 2013 last fall, but this was not very useful to most of us, because there was no support for previous versions of Exchange until new Service Packs and Hotfixes were available. In other words, you could not install Exchange 2013 into your current Exchange organization. In February Microsoft finally […]

Office Visio Stencils – Office 365, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and SharePoint 2013

Apparently, I was enjoying my birthday too much to notice that Microsoft released the New Office Visio Stencils. This stencil contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. Continue Reading

Automapping Mailboxes in Exchange 2010 and Outlook

There is a nice new feature in Exchange 2010 with Outlook 2007/2010/2013, called automapping.  Autodiscover automatically maps all mailboxes in Outlook to which a user has Full Access Permission.  This can also cause issues. Continue Reading