Author: Steve Goodman

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Why can’t you remove the last Exchange Server?

So, you've completed your migration to Exchange Online. Email flows smoothly into and out of the cloud, and all your mailboxes are now online. What's next for your Exchange Servers, now that you've made the transition? After completion you will have several tasks to perform to remove Exchange Servers from your environment, but there is one important caveat you need to know about; if you run Azure AD Connect then you can't remove every Exchange Server from your environment. You will need to keep at least one around for management purposes. In this article, I'll walk through what you can do to minimise what you keep and need to maintain, and what you can consider planning for in the future. You can also join me at TEC this week, on September 2nd.

August 30, 2021

Exchange Vulnerabilities Still Being Exploited and Blackhat USA 2021 highlights what’s still to come. What should you do?

It has been a tiring year for Exchange on-premises and hybrid administrators and unfortunately, it's not getting any easier. The HAFNIUM exploits cast a negative light on Microsoft Exchange, re-emphasizing why email is a crucial part of any organization and that nothing and no one is exempt from an attack. Find out why and what you can do to protect your organization NOW.

August 10, 2021

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 24 – Skype Retires (or does it?), Windows 365 pricing & Teams 2.0 surprises us – plus MVP Ingo Gegenwarth talks managing Exchange Online at scale

In the show this week, Ingo Gegenwarth joins Steve and Paul to talk about how to manage Exchange Online at scale in advance of his TEC talk; and we look at the pricing for Windows 365, test drive Teams 2.0 and check in on Skype in retirement - has it really retired?

August 6, 2021

Setup Microsoft Teams Rooms in Personal Mode

Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android (MTRoA) - formerly known as Collaboration Bars, are designed to cater for both smaller meeting rooms and for individual users - known as personal mode. Learn how to set this up and explore what it can do.

July 22, 2021

Windows 365 Announced and Azure Virtual Desktop Gains New Features

This week Microsoft announced Windows 365 - launching on August 2nd, which is (arguably) Microsoft's big entry into Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Windows 365 allows you to provide users with persistent virtual desktops without managing the supporting infrastructure. AVD gets new features too, with Azure AD Join and Intune management now in Preview.

July 16, 2021

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 22 – Exchange Updates, Teams 2.0 Deep-Dive plus Justin Morris from Microsoft with real-world advice on Teams Hybrid Meetings

On the show this week, Steve and Paul discuss Teams version 2.0 - and take a deep dive into why the new version will perform better. Justin Morris from Microsoft joins us with expert, real-world advice on Teams Rooms, we discuss Exchange updates (with new features!), Windows 11 planning guidance, plus find out the key features rolling out to your tenant now.

July 9, 2021