There are many ways in which you can improve the security of your Exchange Online environment. In this article, Sean McAvinue details the most important steps that admins can immediately implement to align Exchange Online tenants with a good security baseline and posture.
I wanted to build a lab out that met all my criteria, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.
Watch the video to find out what I did and how, and why you might want too as well. You can also read the full accompanying article about my endeavor here.
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July 31st, 2021, is the day that Skype for Business Online (SfBO) officially retires. What does that mean for you and your users? It means just that, that SfBO will not be available in Microsoft 365 anymore, and Teams Only mode will be the only option for users homed in Microsoft 365. In this article, Stale Hansen explains the different transition options available, shows how to flip your tenant over to Teams Only mode yourself, and offers some best practices based on personal experience.Read More
Scheduler for Microsoft 365 is a new meeting scheduling service launched with a $10/month price tag (per user). Scheduler and Cortana work together to find the most suitable meeting times for participants to get together. Scheduler works for any kind of attendees (as long as they can receive email) and the big pay-out is that you can ask Cortana to set things up and leave the meeting for artificial intelligence to sort out. Sometimes things don’t work out and humans need to get involved, and that’s when privacy concerns come into play. If you can cope with the issues and have a lot of meetings to organize, Scheduler for Microsoft 365 might do a job for you.Read More
If you prefer to run Exchange Server setup for new installations or cumulative updates using the GUI rather than the command line, then you aren’t alone, and if you are finally getting round to removing an Exchange Server 2010 or 2013 Hybrid and replacing it with Exchange Server 2016, then it’s better late than never. […]Read More
An earlier article explained how to create organizational contacts in user mailboxes with Graph API calls. This article builds on that idea with three improvements. First, we select target mailboxes for update by looking for those added in the last month. Second, we allow any mail-enabled recipient to be added as an organizational contact. Third, we incorporate some code to check if a contact already exists in a mailbox. Like anything with PowerShell, this code can be improved..Read More
Microsoft has delayed the release of the June 2021 cumulative updates for Exchange Server for two weeks to integrate the Windows Antimalware Scan interface (AMSI). The change will allow Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 servers running on Windows Server 2016 or later to integrate antimalware engines to check HTTP requests for potential problems. If ever there was good reason to delay an update, this is it.Read More
On the show we talk about how Microsoft’s new scheduler, Visio, becomes free – but there’s a catch, Windows Virtual Desktop loses Windows. We’re also joined by Peter Rising to talk about Microsoft Exams and how to pass them. And as always, the key message center news you need to know.Read More
The email quarantine process is as old as email itself, and still an essential part of any email service. As far as Office 365 is concerned, Exchange Online is a world-class product and the quarantine mechanism works well, however, the current iteration of the Quarantine portal falls short in user experience and performance.Read More
The Outlook Places service uses metadata stored for conference rooms and room lists to help users find suitable meeting places. The metadata surfaces in Outlook’s Room Finder component (shared between OWA and Outlook desktop). Obviously, the better populated the room metadata is, the more useful it will be, once we all start meeting in conference rooms again!Read More