Teams – Support for eDiscovery for Teams users with on-premises mailbox

You can request, through a support request (see below for details), to get your Office 365 tenant enabled for eDiscovery for Teams when you are in Exchange Hybrid configuration. eDiscovery for Teams has been already deployed some time ago across Office 365 tenant; this update will cover the scenario when a user is still hosted on Exchange on-premises and is using Teams. Below a diagram explaining how the eDiscovery will…

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Exchange Online – Outlook on the Web is going to support third party storage

As you  may already know, Exchange (both on-prem 2016 and online) supports the use of OneDrive for Business for file storage (including attaching files from OneDrive for Business). An update is going to be deployed (as usual Targeted tenant first with a completion scheduled for end of September) to allow use of third party storage. IMPORTANT NOTE this updated feature is not enabled by default; which means if you want…

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Exchange Online – A better mail flow dashboard is coming out

Microsoft is deploying a better dashboard to have insight in mail flows. This dashboard will be available worldwide by the end of May from the Security and Compliance center (https://protection.office.com). Thanks to this dashboard you will have some insights for your mail flow, like: how many emails are stuck in queue (on Office 365) for more than 1 hour how many emails are going through specific connector alerts forwarded emails…

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Exchange Online – New Message Trace available in the Security and Compliance Portal

An updated Message Trace is now available from the Security and Compliance Portal on Office 365. The Message Trace on Exchange Online is very well known tool to help troubleshooting mail flow issues but had few glitches. With this new Message Trace, you will be able to create custom queries and save them, have a list of previous queries executed so you can reused them, increase to the last 10…

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Exchange Online – Meeting with more than 500 attendees can now be updated/cancelled

As you should be aware, Exchange Online has a 500 recipients limit per message (see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/exchange-online-limits.aspx#Receiving%20and%20sending%20limits). When sending request meeting to a distribution list, the DL count as 1 recipient but may contains more than 500 members. If each member respond to this request meeting, they are added automatically as 1 attendee, which ultimately may reach the 500 recipients limit. This then blocks the organizer to edit/cancel the meeting because…

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Office – An alert is displayed when BCC recipients reply to all

The Outlook version coming with the Office Click To Run is now showing a notification when a blind carbon copy (Bcc) recipient is reply to all. The notification alerts the user he receive the mail he is replying to as a blind copy and so if he replies to all, all other recipients will know he received the original email.  

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Exchange Online – You can now manage calendar delegation with PowerShell

The MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet for Exchange Online is getting improved with the adding of a new parameter (SharingPermissionFlags) to let you manage calendar delegation. With this parameter, which only applies to Calendar folder when using the Editor access right, you can set the user as a delegate (as you do when using the Delegate Access from Outlook client). Below 2 commands using this new parameter: Set the delegate to view private…

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Exchange Online – Get notified when users report Junk/Phishing emails

If you are using Exchange Online, you may already know the ‘Report message’ add-in to report junk or phishing emails But as an administrator, do you know where to get these reports, and do you know you can also get notified? I’m sure not, so here it is: Access Users Reported Message first, you can get all these reports and review them to take appropriate actions from the Security and…

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Exchange Online–Clearing for good previous mailbox information

This update will be very interesting for migration context to Exchange Online – may be other situation too but can’t see it right now. Microsoft is introducing a new parameter to the Set-User command to permanently remove previous Exchange Online details. Imagine the following scenario: User have Exchange On Premises mailbox You have Azure AD Connect in place and synching You prepare to migrate the mailbox and assign an ExO…

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Exchange Online – Real preview of quarantine emails

As you may already know, you had the ability to have a preview of a quarantine email before deciding what to do. But this preview was basically raw data (plain view), meaning if the email was in HTML format you basically got the HTML code displayed, making it complicated to review it. An update has been deployed which allows you to choose if you want to view the raw data…

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Exchange Online – Clutter end of life date

This has been announced some time ago already (July 2016); Clutter is going to be deprecated and eventually removed and replaced by Focused Inbox. Now, we have an official end of life date for Clutter: this will be January 31, 2020. So you still have some time to communicate to your end-users, update your support team and training documentation. You may also have to deployed Outlook build 16.0.8730 Version 1711…

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Exchange Online – Easier Office 365 Groups recovery

You may already know that you can recover a deleted Office 365 Groups using PowerShell during the 30 days retention period. This does not change but it is becoming a bit easier by using Exchange Online ECP. As for the restore with PowerShell, the following is recovered when the deleted Office 365 Group is recovered: Azure Active Directory (AD) Office 365 Groups object, properties and members Group SMTP address Exchange…

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Office 365 – Booking is now available to E plans

UPDATE 23 Nov 2017 – Get the Business Apps (free) to manage user licenses for Booking Booking is an Office 365 initially available to Small Business plan to help managing bookings with external people. Booking is now available also for E plan. NOTE at this stage, Office 365 Administrators just to need to enable the feature; in the future you will also need to apply user license.   Enabling the…

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Exchange Online – New Client Access Rules for Exchange Online

An update is currently under way (scheduled to be completed by end of December) to help you better manage client access to Exchange Online. Client Access Rule for Exchange Online can only be managed by PowerShell. With this new capability, you can define access rules to authorize/block access based on client IP addresses, clients used, protocol or even group membership. The client access rule is composed by 4 components: the…

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Exchange – You can now migrate your Public Folders to an Office 365 Groups

If you are thinking to move away from Exchange Public Folders (either on-premises or online), you have a new potential target available: Office 365 Groups. Yes, you have read right; you can now migrated Exchange Public Folders (from Exchange 2010-2013-2016 on premises or Exchange Online) to an Office 365 Groups. Doing so, you will need to plan a ‘downtime’ of your public folders (basically locking down the access). You can…

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