Connectivity

Network Principles for Office 365 Connectivity

by Tony Redmond

Two simple principles are key for Office 365 network connectivity. Keep things simple and get user data to a Microsoft edge node as quickly as possible. However, some organizations insist on using VPNs and proxy servers to interfere with Office 365 network traffic, which slows things down and makes users unhappy. It's strange that people haven't gotten the message after so many years...

Outlook Anywhere Gets the Bullet

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft has announced the demise of RPC over HTTP (“Outlook Anywhere”) connections, which will be blocked for connections to Exchange Online from Outlook desktop clients from October 31, 2017. The year’s notice is intended to allow tenants to upgrade clients to the necessary versions.